When it was first launched, the Aprilia Shiver took its segment by surprise as it was packed with modern technologies, it had a powerful engine and it’s style screamed dynamism. Though, the company decided to raise the bar even higher and launched the technologically advanced Shiver 750 GT ABS.
The new Sports Tourer has all it needs to be considered one of the most capable models in its class. Thanks to its perfect combination of sports handling, versatility and power the Shiver 750 GT ABS is able to reward you with a rush of adrenaline every time you fire up the engine.
Talking about the engine, the motorcycle is powered by Aprilia’s V90 Four stroke longitudinal 90° V twin, liquid cooled, double overhead camshaft unit with mixed gear/chain drive and four valves per cylinder. r The engine cranks out 95 HP at 9000 rpm and 8.25 kgm of torque at 7000 rpm which is more than enough to keep even the most demanding riders satisfied.
Moreover, the integral Ride by Wire accelerator, the mapping management controlledby the rider (Sport, Touring and Rain), and the brakes with radial calipers, are truly unique solutions for the sports touring segment and make the Aprilia Shiver 750 GT a sophisticated bike.
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It is certainly no easy matter to take the lead in a class as fiercely competitive as the medium powered naked class. A class where the battle is not just about technology and performance, but also design, component rationality and riding ease and pleasure, elements which are not always compatible and are particularly demanding for designers and engineers.
Aprilia has picked up this challenge and interpreted it by applying its own successful philosophy to a completely new design, destined to set new standards for years to come. A bike both strongly aggressive and at the same time clean-cut and elegant, in perfect Aprilia style. A bike at the top of its class for its sporty personality, designed on the basis of the know-how of a company which has to date won 250 world championship victories.
The pride of all Aprilia bikes, refined mechanics and a top class chassis, are once again the key to the success of the Shiver 750.
The Aprilia Shiver 750 is the naked everyone was waiting for. A design able to satisfy the disparate needs of those buying this type of bike. From everyday use to a trip along mountain passes or use on the racetrack, the Aprilia Shiver 750 is completely at home in any situation, guaranteeing pure riding pleasure at all times.
Light, agile and powerful, it has a new generation engine and the most advanced technical features in its class. The brand new 90° V2 produced entirely in-house by Aprilia is extremely compact. Above all, thanks to the advanced electronic management, it can deliver a level of power comparable to four cylinder engines in the same class, but with much more favourable torque at low revs for an efficient and pleasing ride even on everyday routes. True to the Aprilia tradition, the chassis simply has no rivals in its class. The innovative mixed trellis/aluminium frame provides standard setting rigidity. All this makes the bike extremely compact, perfect even for the beginner.
With a dry weight of just 189 kg, the lightness of the Aprilia Shiver 750 also satisfies the most canny motorcyclist. Its manoeuvrability and engine performance enable the bike to accompany its owner from his first few metres on two wheels up to his complete motorcycling maturity. Full story
The Aprilia Shiver 750 GT ABS is a versatile sport tourer and offers a perfect mix between sportiness and comfort.
The Aprilia Shiver 750 GT is equipped with a 90° V-twin engine which features an integral Ride By Wire system. The engine delivers a maximum output of 95 hp which makes it the strongest unit in its class. The powerplant offers a choice of three mapping setups namely Sport Touring and Rain.
The bike’s backbone is a composite-type frame which works in conjunction with a 43 mm upside down fork and a strong aluminium swingarm with reinforcement truss. There is also an adjustable, laterally mounted monoshock which left enough room under the seat to mount the exhaust.
The sporty chassis is combined with a set of similarly sporty breaks which consist of radical calipers and 320 mm discs complete with a two-channel ABS system.
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The Aprilia Shiver 750 was launched in 2007 but has never been a success. Though, this doesn’t mean that the bike is less capable.
Designed for long journeys, but also for the race track, the Aprilia Shiver 750 rewards you with a pleasurable and relativelly comfortable ride.
The bike features a lightweight mixed steel trellis and aluminium side plate frame which is combined with a compact 90° V2 engine. The engine develops a peak power of 95 HP at 9000 rpm and features an advanced electronic management system which adjusts the throttle response to be suited for any type of routes.
Up front, the bike is fitted with a 43 mm upside down fork with forged feet to support the radial calipers, while a 120 mm wheel travel helps the bike absorb road bumps. The side shock absorber sits on the swingarm, and provides adjustments for spring preload and hydraulic rebound offering a rear wheel travel of 130 mm.
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As the world’s fourth largest motorcycle manufacturer, Aprilia has been noted for creating first-class bikes that captivate any rider’s heart. And every year they have added unique motorcycle models to their huge collection.
In 2007, the company launched the Aprilia Shiver 750. This model, unfortunately, didn’t get the market’s attention successfully due to the Shiver’s not-so-good exterior reported by its importers. However in 2010, the Aprilia Shiver 750 seems to be taking a corner with some major improvements to the bike’s exterior. Many didn’t expect this, but the Shiver 750 has made it’s appearance more head-turning, and its specs more interesting. Aprilia has made changes to the motorcycle’s lower seats, brakes, sitting positions, wheels, and abs in the hopes of selling more units this year. And even though the Shiver has been given a new face and some major revisions, this 2-wheeled vehicle is still easy to ride.
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What started as the simple transformation from naked to sport-touring ended up a completely new project for the Italians from Aprilia because turning a class-leading urban commuter into a machine ready to take on any kind of trip means more than simply adding a half-fairing and a screen to the original bike.
The Aprilia Shiver 750 GT/ABS is a technologically advanced and highly refined way to prove the Italians have a word or two to say in this industry. Full story
It was little what Aprilia could improve at their Shiver 750 naked bike, but they decided to do it anyway and then claim the 2010 model year is a more advanced one than its predecessor. Indeed, the naked bike gone supermoto gets a headlight cowl, wave brake discs and new colors, but we wouldn’t brag too much about it as, in essence – meaning engine and chassis – it remains the same.
Designer Dario Caroselli has recently come up with a very aggressive naked motorcycle concept based on the Aprilia Shiver 750, a veritable Italian naked built around a V-twin engine. Called simply Aprilia Naked, the concept bike features compact bodywork and solo seat, while being defined by the lines and color schemes of the original bike.
We’re quite impressed by this concept although we must admit that it isn’t quite in strict accordance with the naked style, but simply a production bike taken to the extreme.
If you’re looking for the classic example of an Italian naked, then look no further than the 2009 Aprilia Shiver 750/ABS. Light, powerful and very stylish, the Shiver is built to take on the city streets and mountain passes alike, managing to turn heads everywhere it is taken thanks to those high-end looks.
According to a spy shot from Solomoto, Aprilia is currently working at the Dorsoduro 1200 and, most likely, the Shiver 1200 which gives us reasons to believe that the upcoming EICMA show in Milan reserves many surprises from the Italian maker. The same sources claim that Aprilia is also expected to unveil an all-new Caponord 1200 and a new bike that stands as a future competitor for the BMW R1200GS.
But, sticking to what we know for the moment, the Dorsoduro and Shiver will be powered by the same 1200cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, DOHC, 8-valve V-twin engine that will produce 130bhp at 9000rpm and 120Nm at 6500rpm. Now, with those numbers in mind, note that the weight increase will only be around 5 to 7 kilos, proving that the Italian engineers haven’t rested on their laurels.
With a little bit of luck, the EICMA show in November will clear things out. And if it doesn’t, we’ll dig to find out some more.