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2000 Aprilia SL1000 Falco - Added by on 04-Jan-2023

Right view of the new Aprilia SL1000.
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Aprilia SL1000 Falco - A Brief History

The Aprilia SL1000 Falco is a sport touring motorcycle produced by the Italian manufacturer Aprilia from 1999 to 2004. The Falco was designed to offer the performance of a sportbike with the comfort and practicality of a touring motorcycle. It was powered by a liquid-cooled, 998cc, 60-degree V-twin engine that produced 118 horsepower and 73 lb-ft of torque.

1999-2000: Introduction and Early Changes

The Aprilia SL1000 Falco was introduced in 1999 as a replacement for the aging Aprilia RST1000 Futura. In its first year of production, the Falco received minor updates to the suspension and fuel injection system.

2001-2002: Changes to the Engine and Chassis

In 2001, Aprilia made significant changes to the Falco's engine and chassis. The engine received a new fuel injection system, revised cam timing, and a redesigned airbox that increased power output to 118 horsepower. The chassis was also revised with a new swingarm and suspension components, which improved handling and stability.

2003-2004: Final Years of Production

The final years of production for the Aprilia SL1000 Falco saw only minor changes. In 2003, the Falco received an upgraded ECU and a new instrument cluster. In 2004, the final year of production, the Falco was only available in a limited-edition black and silver color scheme.


  • Engine: 998cc, 60-degree V-twin
  • Power: 118 horsepower
  • Torque: 73 lb-ft
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual
  • Weight: 465 lb
  • Top Speed: 155 mph
  • 0-60 mph: 3.2 seconds
  • Quarter Mile: 11.3 seconds


The Aprilia SL1000 Falco did not win any major championships, but it was praised by critics for its blend of sportbike performance and touring comfort.

Year to Year Changes

  • 1999: Introduction of the Aprilia SL1000 Falco
  • 2000: Minor updates to suspension and fuel injection system
  • 2001: Significant changes to engine and chassis
  • 2002: Revised suspension components
  • 2003: Upgraded ECU and new instrument cluster
  • 2004: Final year of production, only available in limited edition black and silver color scheme


  1. 2002 Aprilia SL1000 Falco Review
  2. Cycle World: 2000 Aprilia SL1000 Falco – Italian Thoroughbred
  3. Top Speed: 2001-2005 Aprilia SL 1000 Falco
  4. MCN: Aprilia SL1000 Falco
  5. Motorcyclist: 2000 Aprilia SL1000 Falco – Motorcycle Review
  6. Cycle World: 2001 Aprilia SL1000 Falco Biaggi Edition
  7. Visor Down: Aprilia SL1000 Falco (2000) Review
  8. Bikez: Aprilia SL 1000 Falco 2000 Motorcycle Specs
  9. 2001 Aprilia SL1000 Falco
  10. Bennetts: Aprilia SL1000 Falco (2000-2019) - Buyer's Guide
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