Ur-Tuono – 2001 Aprilia Falco Street Fighter

In Italy, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Aprilia Tuono has been a truly amazing motorcycle since its introduction in 2002 – frankly, I constantly have thoughts of selling a couple of my bikes and picking up a new Factory because it’s some of the most fun I’ve ever had on two wheels. But before the Tuono was born, Aprilia tested the naked bike concept by pulling off the bodywork of their standard SL1000 (also known as the Falco) and offering a limited edition “Street Fighter” kit. Approximately 250 of the $2,000 kits were sold around the world, 60 of which made it to the US. I’ve only featured one other one on Bike-urious and this is significantly cheaper at just $2,900.

The Street Fighter kit consisted of new front subframe and fairing, fenders, handlebar, ECU, mirrors, adjustable steering damper, and more. As I said the last time I featured one of these, this Street Fighter kit is like the beta Tuono, but it’s much rarer and thereby more interesting, even if I’d rather be riding a Tuono anyway. For more on the Streetfighter kit, check out this article from Motorcycle-USA.

This example is said to be “factory fresh” with no needs. It has 3,100 miles and the seller says it’s the “best deal on Craigslist right now.” While that’s clearly an exaggeration, I do think this is an excellent price for a very rare bit of Italian machinery that you can enjoy on a daily basis. Find this Falco Street Fighter for sale in Fountain Valley, California for $2,900 here on Craigslist.

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