Aprilia SL1000 Falco Review from United Kingdom

2001 Aprilia SL1000 Falco

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired22000 miles
Most recent distance26000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CBR750 Hurricane


The best


A rear brake light switch failed, replaced under dealer warranty with no hassle.

General Comments:

I was looking at a Ducati 998 and sort of just stumbled onto the Aprilia. As soon as I laid eyes on her, I had to have her, I left a cheque for the asking price there and then!

She handles exceptionly well when you can keep the front wheel on the ground. (I have fitted renthal race gearing and she comes up in 4th on the power alone!) I also fitted an aftermarket double bubble screen and polished alloy cans. I am in love with this bike, she goes awesome and sounds better!

The dash is also straight out of Star Trek and has a 40lap recall memory, top speed recall and average speed recall as well as coolant temp and clock.

Highly recommended.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 2005

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review