Aprilia SL1000 Falco Reviews

2001 Aprilia SL1000 Falco from New Zealand

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 from New Zealand

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

2001 Aprilia SL1000 Falco from United Kingdom

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

Summary:

The best

Faults:

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: 8.2 / 10, based on 3 reviews