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Aprilia Shiver: Bigger engine, more power, improved handling

Aprilia Shiver: Bigger engine,...
The new Aprilia Shiver has a bigger engine and improved overall handling
The new Aprilia Shiver has a bigger engine and improved overall handling
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The new Aprilia Shiver has a 900 cc engine compared to the 750 cc engine of the older models
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The new Aprilia Shiver has a 900 cc engine compared to the 750 cc engine of the older models
The new Aprilia Shiver has a bigger engine and improved overall handling
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The new Aprilia Shiver has a bigger engine and improved overall handling
The new Aprilia Shiver has upgraded traction control and three different ride modes
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The new Aprilia Shiver has upgraded traction control and three different ride modes
Aprilia gave the new Shiver an upgraded frame, fork and aluminum wheels
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Aprilia gave the new Shiver an upgraded frame, fork and aluminum wheels
The new Aprilia Shiver in Evolution White
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The new Aprilia Shiver in Evolution White
The new Aprilia Shiver in Unconventional Green
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The new Aprilia Shiver in Unconventional Green
The upgraded trellis frame is one of the items that stands out on the new Aprilia Shiver
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The upgraded trellis frame is one of the items that stands out on the new Aprilia Shiver
The exhaust is another updated item on the new Aprilia Shiver
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The exhaust is another updated item on the new Aprilia Shiver
The instrument cluster is now contained in the same 4.3 inch screen found on the RSV4 and the Tuono 4
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The instrument cluster is now contained in the same 4.3 inch screen found on the RSV4 and the Tuono 4
The exhaust system on the new Aprilia Shiver has been upgraded for both form and function
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The exhaust system on the new Aprilia Shiver has been upgraded for both form and function
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When Aprilia first announced the new Shiver late last year at EICMA in Milan, it was the first significant change in the bike since it was introduced in 2007. The company has now formally launched the new Shiver, and the bike you can buy today has the same 900 cc engine (up from 750 cc), advanced traction control, redesigned exhaust, and new chassis first seen when it was unveiled last November.

That larger engine kicks out 95 hp (70 kW) and produces 66 ft.lbs. (90 Nm) of torque. The older 2016 model with the smaller engine had roughly the same horsepower, but produced less torque at 59.6 ft. lbs (80 Nm).

Aprilia gave the new Shiver an upgraded frame, fork and aluminum wheels
Aprilia gave the new Shiver an upgraded frame, fork and aluminum wheels

Aprilia is also offering a toned down version with power limited to 47 hp (35 kW) so that it can be ridden with an A2 class driver's license in the UK.

Steps were taken to design the engine to reduce friction on the pistons and improve balancing, thus creating a more efficient engine. Meanwhile, the redesigned exhaust system not only looks beautiful, but also meets Euro 4 pollution standards.

The Shiver's new traction control system has its roots in the technology Aprilia has incorporated in its SV4 superbike, and improves upon the ride-by-wire system deployed in the original Shiver. The company has now integrated separate traction control and acceleration systems into one. Riders have a choice of three different modes – Sport, Touring and Rain.

Aprilia also equipped the Shiver with the same 4.3 inch display used on the RSV4 and the Tuono 1100. This includes a speedo, tachometer, gear indicator, engine temperature, air temperature, engine map setting and a clock. A small joystick on the lefthand control lets you toggle through the multitude of menu items.

The upgraded trellis frame is one of the items that stands out on the new Aprilia Shiver
The upgraded trellis frame is one of the items that stands out on the new Aprilia Shiver

All that aside, the item that may cause the most goosebumps when viewing the new Shiver is its steel and aluminum trellis frame. The combination of steel tubing connected to wide spread aluminum lateral plates creates a lightweight, rigid frame to more thoroughly contain the extra power of the bigger engine.

A new adjustable Kayaba fork offering 5.1 inches (130 mm) of travel and three-spoked aluminum wheels further redefine the look of the Shiver while also helping reduce weight.

Aprilia is also offering a wide range of accessories for the Shiver that can enhance either its sport or touring ability, including carbon and billet aluminum bits, side panniers, a frame guard, and fork bumpers.

The new Shiver is in dealers now and lists for USD$9399 (8,340 €).

For a closer look at the new Aprilia Shiver and the accompanying new Dorsuduro 900, check out the video below.

Source: Aprilia

Aprilia Shiver and Dorsoduro 900 - official video

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RickSeconds
Love my Aprilia Dorsoduro 750! Fun to ride and dependable. Only have had to replace headlight bulb and a starter relay, and tires!!!