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Launched two years after RSV Mille, the Falco used the 60° V-twin engine used in the RSV Since not every rider to ride a committed sports like the RSV Mille, the Falco a more relaxed sports-touring Its 998cc engine has a lower of tune, producing 9kW (12bhp) than the RSV Mille.

But despite the power output and relaxed position, the Falco’s chassis is as specified as the RSV. Showa forks and a Sachs rear are both fully adjustable, and the brakes are race-spec items. In ways, the Falco has rather between the two stools of the firm’s RSV and The RSV is more suitable for track while the Futura is a better

The Falco is the slightly softer of the more sports oriented RSV and serves as Aprilia’s first in to the highly competitive V-Twin market.

The 998cc engine very quickly and is extremely in the lower rpm ranges. But unlike twin cylinder engines share that trait at the of outright performance the Falco on with an extremely progressive of power all the way through to around before smacking the limiter.

dyno charts show the pitted against the Ducati ST2 and On the left is the power chart and on the is the torque chart. Click the nailed images to open the charts in a new window.

Shifting the is a pretty smooth affair to a good 6-speed gearbox features very short in the lower gears. This the bike great around However much restraint is when leaving the lights as the wheel rockets skywards any slightly urgent use of the throttle.

The dash is quite well with a conventional tacho’ in the which is flanked by digital on either side which the speedo, tripmeter, odometer, recorded average speed, top speed and temperature gauges. The that there is no fuel is a particularly annoying oversight.

A warning light comes on around 180 kilometres to let you know around 5 Litres remains in the which should get you at least a 60 kilometres before grinding to a On a 110kph@4000rpm highway crawl I think that the 21-litre may well stretch to nearly 300

In the comfort stakes the Aprilia itself very well After a couple of 300 kilometre my muscles showed no hints of The excellent screen looks too to be effective but I can assure you that it very well indeed. I work out why it is so effective but Aprilia do plenty of time in the wind so maybe excellence in design is the

The comfortable riding position is not too which makes it easy for you to around on the bike when your favourite stretch of The Falco is more comfortable a Suzuki TL1000S, Ducati ST, Firestorm or BMW R1100S.

Aprilia SL 1000 Falco

A serious track day punter consider upgrading the rear but I have no doubt that if against any of the V-Twin Sports-Tourers the would prove quickest at the The brakes have excellent with a great deal of that makes stopping an affair.

I covered plenty of road conditions during the including bumpy corners, bends, lots of shitty and long straight stretches to the comfort level. The Falco it all in it’s stride and did not put a foot wrong.

An optional freer (and magnificent sounding) system is available from for $1,640 and comes complete injection mapping to suit the new

Another option that is worth considering should you be any extended touring are the soft for $640. For an extra $170 you can get the matching top-bag. The tank not accept a magnetic tankbag but can supply a tankbag to suit for

I honestly did not expect the Falco to be as as it proved to be. At just under on the road the Aprilia is around more expensive than the Firestorm or Suzuki TL1000S and even money with the ST4.

The Falco has a finely chassis with excellent and a decent tank range. In my the Aprilia is clearly the leader of class and my time on the bike it to be a very comfortable, practical and fun bike in all situations.

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

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