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.
2010 Aprilia Shiver 750
MORE RACING SPIRIT, MORE AGGRESSIVE, MORE ERGONOMIC. WITH THIS MODEL YEAR 2010, APRILIA SHIVER REACHES ITS DEFINITE MATURITY LEVEL CONFIRMING ALL ITS DYNAMIC QUALITIES AND EXCELLENT FEATURES.
APRILIA 750 SHIVER M.Y. 2010
The evolution of the Shiver project has no limits. The Aprilia naked that has surprised the world with its technological content which is still not within reach of its competitors, has perfected itself even further with interventions that aim at increasing its personality, riding fun and ergonomic features.
In terms of special features, Aprilia Shiver 2010 is without doubt the benchmark bike in the medium cc naked sector. A highly evolved engine fitted with latest generation integral Ride by Wire, a multimap, a first-rate chassis which is able to satisfy all levels of riders, and technical outfit that no other bike even comes close to.
Today, these features are highlighted by an even more racing look, with the arrival of a new top fairing and aggressive Wave discs. At the same time, Aprilia Shiver has come even closer to satisfying the needs of riders, with totally revamped ergonomics, a 5 cm slimmer saddle to provide better control optimising bike handling not only on the road, but also when the engine is switched off. The rider and passenger footpegs are also new and contribute to lending the bike an enhanced sporting look. The moved-back rider footpegs and the new handlebar inclination allow for a more sporting use. Thanks to these updates the Aprilia Shiver M.Y. 2010 is now a far more fascinating bike.
There are a few key issues which mark the success of Shiver. It is a high-performance efficient bike which can seduce even the most demanding rider, but it is also able to bring on those who are new to the two-wheeled scene, as it is so easy to ride. The 2010 version maintains this as a prerogative. In fact, the new lower and slimmer saddle provides for extra and more effective control.
The main features of the Aprilia 750 Shiver my 2010 are:
- V2 90° engine with four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft and liquid cooling;
- the integral Ride-by-Wire tri-map technology developed for competitions;
- modular trellis/aluminium frame with significant torsional rigidity;
- aluminium swingarm with stiffener brace and lateral shock absorber;
- 43mm upside down fork;
- racing brakes with radial callipers and 320mm Wave discs
- New more protective top fairing
- New lower and slimmer saddle
- New racing style rider/passenger footpegs
The new Shiver roundly focuses on racing aspects. The new colours, the wave-style discs and the new racing rider footpegs are just a few of the signals that Shiver sends out to those observing it. The line remains very streamline and Italian and thanks to the clever use of the new colours and graphics, Shiver moves up a few notches as far as balance and aggression are concerned, highlighting some techniques that really make a difference, such as, for instance, the side shock absorber or the mixed steel trellis frame and aluminium plates.
The V90 engine is the result of the extensive experience Aprilia has in high performance mechanics. Thanks to its peculiar technical features the Aprilia twin-cylinder is able to combine an exceptionally high level of output with maximum exploitation rates and user-friendly riding options. The research conducted to reach top performance levels in its category has led to the decision to adopt some advanced cutting-edge technical solutions. The Aprilia V2 750 engine has a number of core features: extremely generous torque over most of the rpm range, insignificant vibrations, smooth full power delivery and output levels which are top in its category.
The 2010 version of Shiver naturally uses the multi-map integral Ride by Wire technology that has been developed even further exploiting the racing experience gained with the RSV4 superbike. This technical solution obviously represents the state-of-the-art version of engine control systems and Aprilia Shiver confirms its technological leadership position in its sector.
One touch of starter button is all that is needed when the rider decides to select one of the three mappings, and radically change the character of the bike:
"Sport" to have the "throttle in hand" when a rider needs to let off steam exploiting the entire character of this Italian twin cylinder bike;
"Touring" when smoother power delivery and fluidity are essential during the moments when the racing desires are set aside to enjoy a more relaxing ride, even two-up;
"Rain" when grip is not as good as it should be and maximum safety is the main objective.
Thanks to the technical solutions installed on this bike the V90 Aprilia is able to achieve outstanding output values. A maximum output of 95 hp at 9,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 81 Nm at 7,000 rpm are exceptional performances. The amazing torque available even at bottom end means that nothing can beat Shiver on mixed tracks.
The saying goes ’never change a winning team’ and this is what Aprilia Shiver M.Y. 2010 focused on when choosing the chassis elements used on previous versions, starting from the tube trellis frame and the aluminium plates. The engine is exceptionally compact length-wise making it possible to obtain a highly agile bike, which is also helped by the particular choice to install the shock absorber on the side: this is not simply an aesthetic choice but a precise technical decision as it frees some extra space for the exhaust which can then benefit from optimal volumes.
The aluminium swingarm with the stiffener brace is dimensioned to withstand the asymmetrical stress caused by the lateral position of the shock absorber. The swingarm has benchmark rigidity levels in this category.
The upside down fork has 43 mm stanchions with chill-cast bottom end to support the radial callipers and provide unparalleled smooth sliding action. The 120 mm travel makes it possible to easily face both urban and mountain roads.
The lateral shock absorber is fitted directly to the swingarm using a cantilever set-up and the spring preload and hydraulic rebound are adjustable; the rear wheel travel is 130 mm.
Last year version already mounted the radial callipers, which are a solution that made this a pioneer bike in this sector. The Shiver 2010 version adds the new Wave discs and this choice not only provides for a different aesthetic impact, but also for a more decisive braking action.
The rear brake features a 245mm disc with single piston calliper to provide adequate support to the front system. The brake master cylinders have also been revamped to ensure even more effective braking response.
Both the front and rear systems have metal braided braking pipes, derived from the aeronautic sector, which eliminate the annoying buffering effect of conventional pipes and guarantee maximum braking accuracy and top-class system.
It also comes in an ABS version, and adopts a 2-channel Continental system which is able to guarantee maximum levels of safety when braking in all conditions.
“After riding the Monster, I assumed the Shiver’s motor might feel lethargic. How wrong I was. Its got decent power right off the bottom and I liked that you can get gangster with it and wheelie it around in the first two gears. Plus you can see 100-plus mph on the dash, which can really help when you’re late for work on Monday.” – motorcycle-usa
"Narrow and nimble, with a bolt-upright riding position, the Shiver feels like a powerful Supermoto bike. And like a Supermoto, it’s ideal for squirting through traffic in an urban setting and yet still holds up well when you slip free of traffic and dive into a curvy backroad." – amadirectlink
"The handling/ride quality quotient is nicely balanced, thanks to its 43mm inverted fork and hydraulic rear shock with spring preload and rebound damping, which is mounted to an attractive aluminum swingarm. Brakes offer great feel and strong stops, and the 2-1 stainless underseat exhaust sounds awesome..." – motorcycles.about
"The Shiver is more comfortable than the 850 Mana or the Tuono, a fact proven during two longer rides where extended time in the saddle remained a pleasurable thing and the only stops required were for fuel, food and bio breaks." – webbikeworld
"The Aprilia Shiver is one of those bikes that you feel comfortable on straight away, in the entire time I rode it, I did not experience even one heart in mouth experience." – motoaus
All in all, the 2010 Aprilia Shiver 750 is a now more attractive motorcycle with performance to match its looks and which offers a revised riding position. Although the engine is unchanged, the Italian bike carries on making a point against its main rival, the Triumph Street Triple . That’s a lot of stuff for an MSRP of $8,999.
Engine and Transmission
- Engine: Aprilia V90 Four stroke longitudinal 90° V twin. Liquid cooling. Double overhead camshaft with mixed gear/chain drive; four valves per cylinder. Euro 3.
- Fuel: Unleaded petrol.
- Bore x Stroke: 92 x 56,4 mm
- Total displacement: 749,9 cc
- Compression ratio: 11 : 1
- Maximum power at the crank: 95 HP at 9000 rpm.
- Maximum torque at the crank: 8.25 kgm at 7000 rpm.
- Fuel system: Integrated engine management system. Injection with Ride by Wire technology control of the throttle bodies
- Ignition: Digital electronic, integrated with the injection
- Starting: Electric
- Exhaust: Two in one system in 100% stainless steel with three-way catalytic converter and Lambda probe
- Generator: 450 W at 6000 rpm.
- Lubrification: Wet sump
- Gear box: six speed, transmission ratio: 1° 36/14 (2.57) 2° 32/17 (1.88) 3° 30/20 (1.5) 4° 28/22 (1.27) 5° 24/25 (0.96) 6° 23/26 (0.88)
- Clutch: Multi-plate in oil bath, hydraulically operated.
- Primary drive: Spur gears, transmission ratio: 60/31 (1.75)
- Final drive: Chain Transmission ratio: 16/44
Chassis and Dimensions
- Frame: Modular steel trellis connected with high strength bolts to aluminium side plates. Detachable rear frame.
- Front suspension: 43 mm upside-down fork. 120 mm wheel travel.
- Rear suspension: Aluminium alloy swingarm with reinforcement truss. Hydraulic shock absorber adjustable in spring preload and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 130 mm.
- Brakes: Front: Double stainless steel floating disc (Ø 320 mm ). Four piston radial calipers. Metal braided brake line. Rear: Stainless steel disc (Æ 240 mm) with single piston caliper. Metal braided brake line.
- Wheels: In aluminium alloy Front: 3.50 X 17" Rear: 6.00 X 17"
- Tyres: Radial tubeless; front: 120/70 ZR 17 rear: 180/55 ZR 17
- Dimensions: Overall length: 2265 mm Overall width: 800 mm (at handlebars) Overall height: 1135 mm (at instruments) Seat height: 810 mm Wheelbase: 1440 mm Trail: 109 mm Rake angle: 25.7°
- Dry weight: 189 Kg
- Fuel tank capacity: 16 l