|By Dale on Thursday, December 19, 2002 - 06:18 am:|
I've been reading a lot of the messages posted in advance of trying before buying (it's too damn cold right now). I'm confused about the side panels, did they come colour matched on early models?
I've seen pics of red and black models with them painted and with Peter's belly pan it looks good.
If I get a 2002/3 model are the panels the same shape? I've seen the carbon fibre thread, but whats the point in painting them.
Happy Christmas Falconeers I hope Santa reads this and brings me one
|By Durangokid on Thursday, December 19, 2002 - 07:14 am:|
The 2000 model came color matched in black and red. This is a little know fact... The color matching made the 2000 models faster. The later models are a matte black finish and therefore much, much slower.
|By Crmc33 on Thursday, December 19, 2002 - 08:16 am:|
That is true.
This info may help too...
Falco workshop manual
|By Dale on Thursday, December 19, 2002 - 08:16 am:|
I looked at your profile and it appears you ride a slow black one (2001) is this some sort of dodgy US legistlation to keep you down to 55 oops I mean 155mph
|By Dale on Thursday, December 19, 2002 - 08:22 am:|
Crmc33, you are a very sick man.
|By Durangokid on Thursday, December 19, 2002 - 09:12 am:|
My Falco is titled as an '01, but the manufacture date was 02/00. You see we A-mur-i-kins require the biggest and the badest. Therefore, we can easily be deceived by clever European types into believing that a product manufactured in February of 2000 and titled as a 2001 model is in fact bigger and bader. This ruse is far to simple for uncultured, proud, big mouthed and imperialistic Colonists.
|By Dale on Thursday, December 19, 2002 - 09:29 am:|
Err thanks Kid, I think.
You seem to be up on the colour thing, so what colours did Aprilia do for what years. I'm of the opinion that black is best, but I'm not sure I can get a new one in black.
|By Durangokid on Thursday, December 19, 2002 - 09:48 am:|
My rant wasn't directed at you or anyone for that matter. I am studying for a Securities Licensing Exam ... Rules, Rules, Rules (speed limits, EPA, taxes)...so I'm a bit wound up at the moment.
My understanding of colors (sorry colour:
'00 Black and Red
'01 Silver, Blue and Yellow
'02 Gray and Red with 'R' graphics & Black Frame
In the states, you could probably find any of these colors as left-over model somewhere. Not sure about Jolly Old.
|By Dave on Thursday, December 19, 2002 - 11:00 am:|
As above, only the 00 models had the color matched side panels.
And of course Red Is Best, the only good thing about the Black uns is to remind owners of red uns how clever they were getting the PROPER color. As for the rest (silver/blue/yellow) They at least know they missed the boat but would all secretly like a red un, and don't whinge about it tho that could all change very quickly...
|By Islefalco on Thursday, December 19, 2002 - 03:15 pm:|
I have to say that all this red or black ones are fastest stuff is tiresome and, dare I say it, a bit childish. In any event, it is a well known fact that yellow ones are not only the best looking but are also the most rapid.
I hope that is the end of the matter.
|By Spoof on Thursday, December 19, 2002 - 04:42 pm:|
I've got a red one. By the way the 00s, plain red and black are all called 01s in the States, yet one more way we refuse to play with all the other kids. Anyhow, the color has grown on me, I do think it is a very beautiful, deep red, but I'd still be sorely tempted to swap bodywork with a yellow or a silver one, I've got to admit.
|By Dave on Thursday, December 19, 2002 - 05:38 pm:|
tiresome, yet somehow irresistabubble
|By Crmc33 on Thursday, December 19, 2002 - 11:53 pm:|
I have a red one and its tyresomely slow
|By Scotty on Friday, December 20, 2002 - 02:00 am:|
Personally I think Aprilia F*cked up by not painting the side panels of 2001 bikes... I still think looking at one it looks 'unfinished'.
If I happend to own one I might have invested in getting this put right Which I don't of course as I have a go faster 00 Red one!
|By Islefalco on Friday, December 20, 2002 - 07:01 am:|
I used to think it was strange that Aprilia did not paint the side panels on the 01 models. Now I have had mine for not far off 2 years I have grown used to it and now think it would be too yellow if the sidepanel was painted. Having said that, I have my bellypan painted yellow because I thought it would look too bland painted matt black. Now the overall effect of the side panels is to provide a contrast with the yellow, and IMHO it looks the muts nuts. Its all a matter of taste, of course. I mean, some people even think the black Falco looks good!
|By Falcorob on Friday, December 20, 2002 - 07:12 am:|
C'mon chaps. There is no debate here at all. It doesn't matter what colour you have 'cos they are all far faster than anything else
Well Blue ones are anyway
Falco's instantly turn you into a riding God with the ability of Rossi, the cool of Edwards, the control of Haga, and the looks of Shrek. Well maybe just the looks in my case.
|By Befbever on Friday, December 20, 2002 - 08:27 am:|
I have a peachy pink one and the faster I go, the redder the tip gets.
The ladies love that.
|By Dave on Friday, December 20, 2002 - 10:56 am:|
|By Islefalco on Sunday, December 22, 2002 - 01:50 am:|
Well Bef, that finished this thread!
|By Befbever on Monday, December 23, 2002 - 11:21 am:|
My work here is done.
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