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07-25-2003, 08:58 PM
Considering purchasing a used Falco/Mille to convert into a faux-Tuono (daily commuter & track days), & making following modifications:
1. Tubular upright handlebars. Extend control hoses, wire & cables.
2. Remove OEM fairings. What does the bike look like under the area normally covered by the fairing?
3. Increase seat padding 7 possibly move rider's footpegs down & forward to increase seat-to-peg spacing.
On the track, with standard performance mods, how much difference between the Falco & Mille with a moderately fast enthusiast?
Do all models have front-facing radiators? Obvious cosmetic hurdle if side-mounted ala RC51.
I appreciate your input.
08-01-2003, 10:57 AM
I Think Ken at Evoluzione turned a 996/916 into a monster...so why not. If not Ken..Then I think it was the Guy who Owns Cycle Cats.
06-30-2008, 11:23 PM
find a friend with a mille and take off the fairings, check out the goods underneath and you'll get a better perspective.
07-01-2008, 12:56 AM
For tounoised falcos have a look in the falco section, quiet a few examples of what members have done are in there, just search and all will be revealed.
For converted mille's do the same as above, their there you just have search.
07-01-2008, 11:51 PM
I am doin my RSVR at present
Mostly there with some extensions to wiring bit and bobs, all good tho, luv the new position, I have a broken neck with titanium holding it together so the head down bum up is hard for me now.
This is mine
07-01-2008, 11:59 PM
The two latest pics, structure for headlights in place and new face about to be built, note the alloy structure above the eyes will be trimmed back to suit so they won't be all square, I am using Ducati 999 headlights and a Kawasaki Z1000 windscreen.
07-02-2008, 12:26 AM
Here's a Falco I picked up that had been wrecked and put back together using Tuono parts. The transformation that's been made in terms of the bike's all-round ridability is surprising. Great handling, comfort and plenty of performance.
09-29-2008, 06:32 AM
I'm thinking of doing the Tuono mod to my 1999 rsv.
Anyone Know what is the difference between the instrument brackets?, as they all seem to have different part numbers.
obviously the front centre air intake models(04) and above will be different mounts.
How about the earlier models?
09-29-2008, 07:49 AM
Any of the earlier mounts will work but the Tuono's has an added reinforcement to prevent cracking that some people have found.
If you're not planning on doing a bunch of wheelies with hard landings then it probably isn't too big of an issue. The Mille fairing mount on my Falco has gone over 20,000 miles and it's fine. If you can find one from a Tuono then that's great, but if not I don't think you need to be too concerned with the proper precautions using your '99.
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