Aprilia SL 1000 Falco Bike Review-MotorPoint

22 Май 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Aprilia SL 1000 Falco Bike Review-MotorPoint отключены
Aprilia SL 1000 Falco

Aprilia SL 1000 Falco

the hell is an Aprilia Falco?” is I wondered when I first saw the It isn’t enough different the Aprilia Mille not to be a sportbike, yet it have bars high to be in the same class as, say, the Speedtriple. According to Aprilia, the is a “light-sports” bike designed for “…who identify with the of a sporty but not extreme ride.” I that means it’s a Mille.

Same great something.

The SL 1000 Falco has an completely different chassis the Mille line of Aprilia’s and, where the Milles theirs, the Falco makes effort to show the frame The fairing is only a three-quarter and except for shrouding the ram air intake the fairing is carefully cropped to from covering any of the frame. But it has a full upper, ram air intakes, headlights, and a low screen, from the bike looks full-sports.

But just from head on.

back, the Falco looks…different the Mille and different from else. Those who, for reason, don’t like is to me the nicest part of the Mille’s tailsection-might be very happy for stark difference. That, or as confused.

I choose the word because that’s the only way to those whose taste agree with mine.

the tailsection on the Falco is cut sort and the handrails and taillight are each of a separate unit bolted on the tailsection than part of it. Its is kind of funky for the first few but it grows on you quickly. Also of note is that the handrails-which are of the most unobtrusive and nicest in the business-are removable with an wrench and the result is a cleaner-looking

But the most interesting detail out is the rear fender, which is a short thing hanging by two outer brackets and one center-mounted thing that hides the for the license plate and taillights. The is airplaneish and definitely sporty, or not. The bottom side of the is fully enclosed, again it a sportbike or racebike look.

The also features a rear cover or passenger pad, the of which we haven’t actually since we tend to forget to take passengers with us. But where the pad goes and seeing the passenger pegs are it is easy to that people will riding on the back of this about 3% more than on the back of a Mille. The color of the we tested is unlike that of any bike on the market and is a sort of that gets everyone to go, when they see it.

The Falco’s is somewhat in view, which appeal to the older sportbike because it’s the way superbikes to be back when men were men and were ridden by only the of men. Much work had to be for this to be possible because the have lots of unaesthetic hidden under their like the water reservoir and and such. Some of this is successful and some isn’t.

The of course, is a dry sump and the external oil on the Falco is located on the left side of the engine and underneath it. On the side, the sump looks all and incorporated into the bike’s but from the right side, a rather funny-looking tin sack can be just sort of inexplicably under the engine like kind of disembodied goiter.

The frame also has a race-bike-style subframe that is a bolt-on rather than welded in And too, the swingarm comes with racestand pins to rear wheel removal.

The Falco is powered by a de-tuned of the Aprilia Mille’s 60-degree engine and the only real difference we could determine was the ratio, which is lower and results in lower horsepower and numbers. Different pistons, and cam timing each can alter a ratio as can leaking valves and bad but we’re really doubtful the latter was the course Aprilia for the lowered compression. Cams of lift and duration are the usual for lower compression from a full-sporting brother might because doing so tends to in the additional benefit of extended life; radical performance eventually get tiring to little

Aprilia SL 1000 Falco

The upside-down forks are fully but the rear Sachs shock has adjustment for preload and rebound and not have a remote reservoir. The is also much smaller in than that of the Milles and is from pivot to axle of banana-shaped. Adding to the Falco’s look are twin pipes than the single giant of the Milles, and the system and canisters are

And, all of the pipe connections spring fasteners, again, a derived from racing.

The brakes are dual four-piston Brembos mated to 320 mm rotors and work just fine. of the trick could be the four diameters of the pistons and, of the Freudenberg brake lines. guessing Freudenberg is Tyrolean for

The clip-ons and upper triple appear to be the same as the Milles and the position is full-sport, as hinted at A really neat feature is the clip-ons can be adjusted and so can the steering so if a rider pulls the clip-ons his fingers and the gas tank won’t the steering stops. The dash on the also looks to be the same as of the Milles and RS250, with all of buttons and a digital display for except the rpms, which are

Riding Impression

The Falco sans a steering damper and is quite okay because of us ever found ourselves in a moment with the blood from our head, wishing for a At all speeds, in all sorts of turns and conditions, the Falco always with certainty and confidence. The and the rake are the same as Mille but the trail of the Falco is five mm at 100 mm, which could explain the stability.

But it could also why the bike is a tad heavy steering in turns and in the city.

On mountain the Falco has an initial turn-in takes a few miles to adjust to once planted into a attitude, the bike tracks on any line of choice. And although it has a locked-in feeling in a corner, it is to adjust the bike to a new line or and it has very little tendency to up under mid-corner braking.

The brakes have a constant and take no guessing to adjust to. maintain their touch initial grab to hard and over extended and increased never getting wooden, or hard. It’s the uniquely feel, and although it can be improved a bit the addition of braided lines, it is a that should not be traded

Aprilia SL 1000 Falco
Aprilia SL 1000 Falco

The Falco’s detuning from the is not just for horsepower but also for and so it doesn’t really like to be at low rpms, and maybe even so than the Mille. At engine below 3,000 rpms, the firings become rapping like King-Kong-sized castanets, but as the nears 4,000 rpms, the turn into the comforting bellow of a big twin. And at that the bike starts to go.

The power is from six grand on up to redline, and those revs, the power is nice and flat. The Falco’s are more of a feature of time at a power than a spinning mounting power. The rpms but life never gets

Maybe that sort of isn’t racy but it sure is on the rider.

Notable about the and all Aprilias that share its is the ease of shifting. Gears are where they should be light or heavy footed, tend to always come Except, of course, for neutral the bike is at a stop.

From the seat of the pants, the does not feel slow. It not feel exceptionally fast but it certainly doesn’t feel And, from the seat of the there is very little feels different between the and the Mille.

The Falco is just as in the turns as the Mille, and it is easy to the bike hard when permits. Simply put, for an V-twin sportbike, there is lacking from the Falco and any it has in power from the standard can easily be made

up for with a few of basic aftermarket parts. If I the Falco with my eyes I could easily convince that I was riding a Mille running off the road.

“Light-sport” or the Falco is a true sportbike and through, and it delivers all that a should. It is not a semi-… street by any stretch, but Aprilia didn’t that to be its nature anyway. The is supposed to be more in the class of the 900 Supersport and be to the Mille as the 900SS is to the not as the Monster is to the 996.

But in the Falco’s you get all of the valves and all of the other cool engine parts found in the which is now out there winning and World Superbike races and so is cool to have in your

For some of us, the Falco just different enough from the models to stand, as a bike, Don’t misunderstand-it is a very bike and it is every inch, or meter, qualified to call a sportbike, and that is exactly the Aprilia already has a whole of Mille sportbikes, so where this thing fit in?

Who knows? If a rider is looking for a to ride on the street, he would be off in many ways to go for the Falco. Italian, it’s an Aprilia, a sportbike, and it costs less.

The thing damning about the is that it is so damn good. or whatever, it’s a sportbike and an Italian sportbike and it’s a good performing Italian Unless your riding is Troy Corser, no one on

your will notice that bike lacks anything the best of all sportbikes out there. going to have to tell yourself.

Aprilia SL 1000 Falco
Aprilia SL 1000 Falco
Aprilia SL 1000 Falco
Aprilia SL 1000 Falco
Aprilia SL 1000 Falco
Aprilia SL 1000 Falco
Aprilia SL 1000 Falco
Aprilia SL 1000 Falco
Aprilia SL 1000 Falco

Interesting articles

Other articles of the category "Aprilia":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts


Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.