Sunday, August 31, 2008

Aprilia SL1000 Falco-based café racer


Forget the Falco, this is the bike Aprilia should have built...

Pics: Racing Cafe, via Oliepeil

While we never thought much of the Aprilia SL1000 Falco, this Falco-based café racer does look interesting. The fairing has been stripped away, revealing that 60-degree v-twin, and the stubby tail unit, custom-made exhaust and single, round headlamp all look butch and purposeful. If it were ours, we’d get it painted black. And then ride it downtown late in the night…

Also see:
2008 Aprilia SMV750 Dorsoduro: Video and pics...
Commuter Special: Aprilia Mana 850...
Yamaha to launch FJR1400 by year end...?
The amazing Aprilia FV2 concept...
Moto Morini Granpasso riding impression...
Aprilia RS3 Cube: F1 tech, which doesn't work in MotoGP!
Supercharged, 150bhp Honda VFR800!
Aprilia working on MotoGP comeback in 2010...
Face-off: Aprilia Dorsoduro vs KTM 990SM vs Ducati Hypermotard!

Elsewhere today:
San Diego Auto Museum: The motorcycle collection...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh come on. This is disgusting, the lines dont flow and it looks like my 2 year old was let loose on it with a hacksaw!

"While we never thought much of the Aprilia SL1000 Falco"... I can see why if this monstrosity looks good to you.

LmtdSlip said...

It does look unbalanced. But it is well executed.
The Falco is a substantial looking bike so the thin tail looks odd across from the meaty frame and huge tank.

Anonymous said...

It looks like shit.

Where is the new RSV4 based Falco for 2009 or 2010??

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