Aprilia SL1000 Falco Reviews from New Zealand

2001 Aprilia SL1000 Falco

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired13000 kilometres
Most recent distance22000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleBMW R 1100 RS

Summary:

Wolf in sheep's clothing

Faults:

No problems yet.

General Comments:

This is the best bike I've owned.

It is deceptively fast and will keep up with most on the road.

Not as comfortable as previously owned BMWs, but is still good for 200 plus km on the trot without pain, so definitely a good all rounder.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2009

2001 Aprilia SL1000 Falco

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.9 / 10
Distance when acquired7000 kilometres
Most recent distance12000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleKawasaki Vulcan 1500SE

Summary:

The best bike I have ever owned

Faults:

Fuel injection vacuum hose split at 10,000 KM.

General Comments:

Pure fun factor.

Very fast and handles well.

Excellent fuel range, 300 km plus.

Very reliable, no major problems to speak of.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2008

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 2 reviews