Performance Bikes Falco test

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By Prilliant on Saturday, September 07, 2002 - 09:20 am:  View Prilliant's Profile Search for other posts by Prilliant Edit this post

New issue of Performance Bikes is on sale. Falco tested against Firestorm and Duke 900ss. And the winner is????????????????

Yeah, like you need to be told. Can't quote from the test cos I was reading my mate's copy, but the report should do Falco sales no harm at all. The world is definitely starting to wake up to one of the all time great bikes.

About bloody time too!!  

By Oldgit on Saturday, September 07, 2002 - 10:40 am:  View Oldgit's Profile Search for other posts by Oldgit Edit this post

Oh no, does this mean it will get as common as Honda and Ducati V-twin's  

By Prilliant on Saturday, September 07, 2002 - 12:57 pm:  View Prilliant's Profile Search for other posts by Prilliant Edit this post

Ah, good point Paul. Still, perhaps if they sell loads of'em Aprilia might start to take parts availability and after sales more seriously, right?????

Nah, that really would be too much to ask for.

Well, if you didn't laugh you'd cry. 

By Fastrider on Saturday, September 07, 2002 - 01:14 pm:  View Fastrider's Profile Search for other posts by Fastrider Edit this post

Hi all,
Read the report earlier this evening. I was expecting a lot more info from this article (been waiting for it for last 2 mths), ie: more indepth info on road and track etc. Still a fairly good write-up against the others though.
Oh and that Blue is just soooo uummmmmmmmm 

By Islefalco on Saturday, September 07, 2002 - 03:46 pm:  View Islefalco's Profile Search for other posts by Islefalco Edit this post

.....Inferior to yellow?

Read the report. Not a particularly informative piece of journalism, but the conclusion was about right.  

By Silversurfer on Sunday, September 08, 2002 - 02:09 am:  View Silversurfer's Profile Search for other posts by Silversurfer Edit this post

we cannot have the world knowing what we've found !! we like to be exclusive!!

message for Daz..... FAZER ?  

By Oldgit on Sunday, September 08, 2002 - 09:24 am:  View Oldgit's Profile Search for other posts by Oldgit Edit this post

Hi Neil, to be honest I have found no problems getting parts, but I haven't needed many, side stand switch being the only part that failed, I waited a few days for that, then there were a few bits I broke, as for dealers, I have found 'On yer bike'good at getting parts reasonably quickly.
Servicing problems I had were typical of the garage/bike trade all over the uk. They are happy to treat servicing as a way of ripping you off, ie not doing what you pay them for, with most bikers doing small mileage they get away with it.  

By Tbone on Monday, September 09, 2002 - 05:29 am:  View Tbone's Profile Search for other posts by Tbone Edit this post

I'm in Duesseldorf/Germany and don't have access to PB. Can anyone supply it, say in the form of a scanned copy???? ;-) please, please, please.
To trade (if most of you Falconeers don't already have it) I have a scanned copy of "suspension settings" for the Falco from another UK mag.
tbone  

By Crmc33 on Monday, September 09, 2002 - 06:07 am:  View Crmc33's Profile Search for other posts by Crmc33 Edit this post

Tbone,

Im in Berlin, I should be getting a copy on Sunday, I could scan the report in and email it. Is this soon enough?

Maybe theres someone else whoes able to scan sooner?  

By Racerxlilbro on Monday, September 09, 2002 - 07:24 am:  View Racerxlilbro's Profile Search for other posts by Racerxlilbro Edit this post

BTW, what month issue is it? I've got a good local newsstand that carries foreign mags...

Thanks!  

By Islefalco on Monday, September 09, 2002 - 10:58 am:  View Islefalco's Profile Search for other posts by Islefalco Edit this post

Tbone,

Got Acrobat? I will try and scan it as a pdf doc and could email it. Its over several pages though.  

By Befbever on Monday, September 09, 2002 - 10:59 am:  View Befbever's Profile Search for other posts by Befbever Edit this post


Racerx, but will you understand all the words? 

By Tbone on Monday, September 09, 2002 - 12:04 pm:  View Tbone's Profile Search for other posts by Tbone Edit this post

Crmc33, yeah, scan it and send it.
Thanks.
tbone  

By Djr on Monday, September 09, 2002 - 12:14 pm:  View Djr's Profile Search for other posts by Djr Edit this post

Can I have a copy pfleazuh....

THX.

Ray.  

By Andyjfalco on Monday, September 09, 2002 - 01:24 pm:  View Andyjfalco's Profile Search for other posts by Andyjfalco Edit this post

Shock! Performance Bikes test a top notch bike and don't slag it off!!! Say it aint so... They'll have me buying it next............NOT. Only mag worse is Fast bollox, that lot can't even look at a bike unless it does 180mph and can lap the TT in 18 minutes or less. moan, groan, etc... hung over...raining...  

By Racerxlilbro on Monday, September 09, 2002 - 04:00 pm:  View Racerxlilbro's Profile Search for other posts by Racerxlilbro Edit this post


Quote:

Racerx, but will you understand all the words?




Words? What are words??? I thought it was a picturebook! 

By Islefalco on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 07:50 am:  View Islefalco's Profile Search for other posts by Islefalco Edit this post

I have scanned the relevant pages of the mag and saved them as a PDF file. It is 8 pages and will take an age to download if you have a slow connection. I am willing to send it to anyone who wants it, via email.

Any takers?  

By Oreo_N2 on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 08:09 am:  View Oreo_N2's Profile Search for other posts by Oreo_N2 Edit this post

i'll take a copy, can you email it to
brent_forman@agilent.com 

By Litre1 on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 09:28 am:  View Litre1's Profile Search for other posts by Litre1 Edit this post

I'd like one, too. allensatlanta@earthlink.net Thanks. 

By Racerxlilbro on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 09:49 am:  View Racerxlilbro's Profile Search for other posts by Racerxlilbro Edit this post

Ooh, ooh, me too...PLEASE!

bradley.newman@ubspw.com

Thanks! 

By Chuzo on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 10:59 am:  View Chuzo's Profile Search for other posts by Chuzo Edit this post

Islefalco, I would appreciate a copy of that file too.

allebron@telocity.com

thanks very much. 

By Geo on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 12:02 pm:  View Geo's Profile Search for other posts by Geo Edit this post

Me too, me too!!
geo
Geolinda@bellsouth.net

Thanks (Linda is the wifey so spare me the jokes!) 

By Jorgen on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 12:10 pm:  View Jorgen's Profile Search for other posts by Jorgen Edit this post

Yes please :)
Jorgen@hotpop.com 

By Scotteq on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 12:14 pm:  View Scotteq's Profile Search for other posts by Scotteq Edit this post

Onegaishimasu!!!!

scotteq@att.net

Scott  

By Islefalco on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 01:19 pm:  View Islefalco's Profile Search for other posts by Islefalco Edit this post

Hi everyone,

Scanning it as a PDF document produces a file that is way too big, even when zipped. I am going to scan it as a series of jpgs zip it up and send it to everyone that requested it.

Fed up with having it returned as exceeding your file size allowance.
Be pateint, its coming!  

By Durangokid on Tuesday, September 10, 2002 - 03:57 pm:  View Durangokid's Profile Search for other posts by Durangokid Edit this post

Islefalco,

Hope that I am not too late, but I'd like a copy too.

Thanks ,

cstarrett@austin.rr.com 

By Djr on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 12:18 am:  View Djr's Profile Search for other posts by Djr Edit this post

Don't forget me to send a copy please!

Thanks.
DJ Ray.  

By Daz on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 02:18 am:  View Daz's Profile Search for other posts by Daz Edit this post

IF send me them and I'll put them on my twowheelracing.co.uk website for everyone to download if you'd like....

Daz  

By Crmc33 on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 02:50 am:  View Crmc33's Profile Search for other posts by Crmc33 Edit this post

go on! you know it makes sense 

By Islefalco on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 04:30 am:  View Islefalco's Profile Search for other posts by Islefalco Edit this post

I have sent it out in emails to all those that requested it. Let me know if it is readable.

Sent Daz a copy as well.  

By Crmc33 on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 04:54 am:  View Crmc33's Profile Search for other posts by Crmc33 Edit this post

Itll be a first if PB is readable! 

By Islefalco on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 06:21 am:  View Islefalco's Profile Search for other posts by Islefalco Edit this post

Crmc33,

Too right. I only bought it for the Falco article. The rest of it, well, I will not be subscribing!

RiDER Power survey should be published in this months RiDE magazine. I am waiting for my copy in the post. The 30 or so miles of water between the IOM and the UK seem to take the post a couple of days to cross, so I expect everyone else will know before me whether our efforts to get the Falco in this year worked.  

By Racerxlilbro on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 07:37 am:  View Racerxlilbro's Profile Search for other posts by Racerxlilbro Edit this post

Thanks! Notice the AHEM color they chose to test???

The blue ones are fastest! 

By Islefalco on Wednesday, September 11, 2002 - 07:51 am:  View Islefalco's Profile Search for other posts by Islefalco Edit this post

It was the only one left at the dealers.  

By Racerxlilbro on Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 08:57 am:  View Racerxlilbro's Profile Search for other posts by Racerxlilbro Edit this post

LOL! Riiiight!Blue ones are better! 

By Geo on Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 09:53 am:  View Geo's Profile Search for other posts by Geo Edit this post

I posted that whole article on the Fartstormer list (that was my last bike and I'm still on that list).
I like yanking the chain of Honda fans......  

By Prilliant on Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 10:28 am:  View Prilliant's Profile Search for other posts by Prilliant Edit this post

Don't we all?  

By Tokas on Monday, September 16, 2002 - 06:41 am:  View Tokas's Profile Search for other posts by Tokas Edit this post

I want the article too...

...and can't find it on Daz's site. So can you please mail it to me? I can receive BIG emails on mc@tkpresentation.se 

By Islefalco on Monday, September 16, 2002 - 07:23 am:  View Islefalco's Profile Search for other posts by Islefalco Edit this post

I have sent it to Daz, who will publish it on his site, so he says. I tried to scan a higher res copy but gave up and sent it to him via snail mail. A case of :if at first you don't succeed - give up".  

By Geo on Monday, September 16, 2002 - 07:33 am:  View Geo's Profile Search for other posts by Geo Edit this post

I've posted the test on the US vtr list:
http://www.runlevelzero.net/cgi-bin/photos/index.cgi?mode=view&album=Super_Hawk/Misc_Images

or if the link fails go to:
www.runlevelzero.net
left column at the bottom click on
"image forum"
then click on "misc pictures"

You'll have to touch the screen with your noses to read the fine print though. 

By Tokas on Monday, September 16, 2002 - 09:10 am:  View Tokas's Profile Search for other posts by Tokas Edit this post

Thanks for the test linked!
Hard on the eyes though... 

By Sffalco on Tuesday, September 17, 2002 - 05:41 pm:  View Sffalco's Profile Search for other posts by Sffalco Edit this post

Hey Fellas did you notice the windscreen on that Falco in the Performance Bike article? TINTED!!! where the hell did they get that thing??? And why cant we get one???  

By Benw on Wednesday, September 18, 2002 - 12:00 am:  View Benw's Profile Search for other posts by Benw Edit this post

All UK and Europe models are tinted. I assume you're from the States? I'm sure you can get one if you call a dealer here and get them to post it to you!

B  

By Sffalco on Thursday, September 19, 2002 - 06:02 pm:  View Sffalco's Profile Search for other posts by Sffalco Edit this post

EH?...I could have sworn I read some posts in this forum stating that tinted shields werent available to anyone?? I am in the states by the way and I have contacted every possible source for a tinted windscreen in the US. I have also bugged the Aprilia folk and they shuffle their feet and mumble something about tinted windscreens being illegal...wankers!!!. Anyway do you know of a dealer that would be willing to do that??? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Cheers  

By Kbomonfalco on Thursday, September 19, 2002 - 08:52 pm:  View Kbomonfalco's Profile Search for other posts by Kbomonfalco Edit this post

Bollux! (i think that's one of those euro words ) I was able to purchase the "alternate market" tinted screen from a dealer in Portland Or. The part number is 8139351. If your local dealer keeps telling you it's illegal, call Aprilia US and rat em out. Their number is 1-877-APRILIA. I can think of at least four other Falconeers who have also purchased one here in the states. I believe it's going for around $100 bucks. It's a light tint, but looks much better. HTH

Kevin 

By Wader2 on Friday, September 20, 2002 - 03:59 am:  View Wader2's Profile Search for other posts by Wader2 Edit this post

Sffalco,
Kevin's right, I ordered mine directly from my local aprilia dealer in SC. It's about $100 +/- and he got it in for me in about a week. Not as dark as I wanted but definitely a change for the better. Good luck!  

By Sffalco on Monday, September 23, 2002 - 01:30 pm:  View Sffalco's Profile Search for other posts by Sffalco Edit this post

Well I am glad I bitched about the windscreen to you guys...I called my Dealer... Scuderia West and told them the deal and gave them the number and holy Sh1te!! Hey whadaya know? They have them available...They were so surprised that I enjoyed a good round of busting chops on their dereliction to their customers..hahaha...So its on order I just wanted to thank you Kbomonfalco, Wader2 and BenW for the Info...  


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