APRILIA SL 1000 Falco (2004-2005) Specs, Performance & Photos

Segment: Naked / Road
Production years: 2004, 2005

APRILIA SL 1000 Falco 2004-2005 3 Photos
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The Aprilia SL 1000 Falco, also known as the Aprilia SL Mille, was a sports bike made by Aprilia from 1999 to 2005. The bike was powered by a detuned 998cc V-twin Rotax engine derived from the RSV Mille model.

The SL 1000 Falco was a sporty half-faired motorcycle that competed in the market against the Honda VTR1000 and Suzuki TL1000S. The bike proved powerful and reliable, but the sales could have been better. The production ceased in 2003, but sales continued into 2004.

In 2004, the Italian bike maker introduced for the sixth consecutive year the Aprilia SL 1000 Falco, a sports-touring-oriented motorcycle that offered a more comfortable riding position and a lower-tuned engine than its sports-oriented cousin RSV Mille.

The motorcycle came equipped with the same standard features as the previous model, like a half-fairing, a single headlight unit, a windscreen, a single seat with a passenger seat cover and grab rails, a dual exhaust system with a silencer on each side, and five-spoke alloy wheels.

Power-wise, the 2004 Aprilia SL 1000 Falco took its muscles from a 998cc four-stroke liquid-cooled V-twin engine assisted by an Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system, delivering 118 hp at 9,250 rpm and 95 Nm (70 lb-ft) torque at 7,000 rpm.

The bike's power was handled by a six-speed manual transmission that sent it to the rear end via a final chain drive, pushing the motorcycle to a top speed of 250 kph (156 mph).

APRILIA SL 1000 Falco 2004-2005

APRILIA SL 1000 Falco 998

engine specs
Type:liquid-cooled, four-stroke, V-Twin
Displacement:998 cm3
Bore X Stroke:3.8x2.6 in OR 97 mm
Compression Ratio:10.8:1
Horsepower:118/9250 KW(hp)/RPM
Torque:70/7000 lb-ft/RPM OR 95/7000 Nm/RPM
Fuel System:EFI
transmission specs
Gearbox:6-speed, manual
Clutch:wet multi-disc, manual
Primary Drive:-
Final Drive:chain
chassis specs
Front Suspension:43mm Showa upside-down fork
Rear Suspension:Sachs adjustable monoshock with APS
Front Brake:dual 320mm discs, 4-piston calipers
Rear Brake:single 220mm disc, 2-piston caliper
dimension specs
Overall Length:80.7 in OR 2050 mm
Overall Width:29 in OR 737 mm
Seat Height:32.1 in OR 815 mm
Wheelbase:55.7 in OR 1415 mm
Ground Clearance:-
Weight:419 lbs OR 190 kg
Fuel Capacity:5.5 gallons OR 20.8 L
tyres specs
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