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.
Hit the jump for the breakdown of the Shiver 750’s new features.
Even though they’re both manufactured by the same company, the 2010 Aprilia Shiver 750 has often been compared to the 2010 Dorsoduro . Not wanting its main competition to be a bike that belongs to the same manufacturer, the Shiver factory is currently working to have an adjustable suspension that will help them to compete with other naked streetbikes on the market.
With regards to the 2010 Aprilia Shiver’s design, say hello to its newest eye-catching abs. New colors, highly-designed brake discs, and new racing rider foot pegs were also added to the Shiver’s exteriors making it more seductive than before. The 2010 Shiver is also a lot more "Italian" with its racing red tubular frame.
As the bike focuses more on racing aspects, it highlights a side shock absorber or mixed steel-trellis and aluminum-plate frame that make it look sportier. In addition to the Shiver’s newest face, you will also notice that this bike has lost some weight, coming in at 484lbs when fully fueled. Also take note of the inch and a half higher sitting position the Shiver has.
While it’s easy to be captivated by the Shiver’s state-of-the-art design, more more impressive is what’s inside. The 2010 Aprilia Shiver 750 features a liquid-cooled 750cc V-twin engine that produces 95 horsepower at 9000 rpm. The Aprilia twin cylinder’s high level output is combined with exploitation rates and user-friendly riding options. The Shiver’s high engine performance contributes to achieve an extreme torque of 81 Nm at 7,000 rpm, insignificant vibrations, a full power delivery, and outstanding outputs. There are also touches to the starter control wherein riders can select to change the character of the vehicle. Change your riding mode to "touring" if you want a momentum and relaxing ride. Switch over to "Rain" when the grip is not as good as it should be and maximum safety is the main objective. The final option is the "Sport" mode which is the real character of this Italian bike. To change the mode, the rider can utilize the starter button, but only if the engine is running. You can change the riding mode while riding, but only with a closed throttle.
The tube trellis frame and aluminum plates are probably the best feature of the 2010 Aprilia Shiver 750. This makes the Shiver ride great through the corners. Due to Noale’s quality chassis, the Shiver feels more solid and easy to throw through the corners. The aluminum swing arm with stiffener brace also makes the bike stand out over its competitors. It is made by an asymmetrical stress caused by the lateral position of the trellis frame and aluminum plates.
The brakes of the Aprilia Shiver have also been upgraded with wavy brake discs. This feature adds up to the radial calipers that had already been mounted on the bike. The revision was designed to create a more modulated braking action. The rear brake is a 245mm disc with single piston caliper to provide sufficient support to the motorcycle’s frontal. The front and rear systems have metal braided braking pipes which was created to lessen the buffering effect of the pipes. 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.
“Out in the twisties in the Sport mode the Shiver feels taut, the engine strong, its quick turning inhibited somewhat by its height and weight. Of course, by being tall there’s no problem with cornering clearance. Quick torque propels it out of turns, and those triple discs haul it back down with precision.” - RiderMagazine
“First shots are rarely bullseyes. However, the Shiver’s engine is nothing short of spectacular. The V-twin has an extraordinarily wide powerband, and a power delivery that ranges from placid in the Rain mode to cracking in the Sport mode.T ruly,the Shiver is a three-in-one motorcycle. All it takes is letting the motor settle down to idle, then by flicking the start button, the digital dash readout cycles through R-T-S (Rain, Touring, and Sport). With upright, supermoto-lite ergonomics and a tall, hard seat, the Shiver puts you in a sporting mindset instantly. Fire it up, and the sound emitting from the stainless steel exhaust system is throaty and dynamic.” - Ultimate Motorcycle
“What you see here might be the perfect antidote to the 600cc sportbike. Riding the Shiver is an opportunity to be sporty and stylish but without the cramped knees and sore wrists of a supersport machine.” - Motorcycle.com
“The 90-degree V-Twin powering the Shiver is an all-new design produced entirely in-house. The liquid-cooled, dohc engine is very compact, clean in appearance and incorporates what Aprilia calls "Ride by Wire" technology, otherwise known as an electronically controlled throttle similar to that used on the Yamaha YZF-R6.” - Cycleworld.
The 2010 Aprilia Shiver 750 is now more economical with a price of $8999.
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
43 mm upside down fork
racing brakes with radial callipers and 320mm Wave discs
Engine type: Aprilia V90 four-stroke longitudinal 90° V-twin engine, liquid cooled, double overhead camshaft with mixed gear/chain timing system, four valves per cylinder.
Fuel: Unleaded, petrol
Bore and stroke: 92 x 56.4 mm
Total engine capacity: 749.9 cc
Compression ratio: 11: 1
Maximum power at crankshaft: 95 hp at 9,000 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft: 8.25 kgm at 7,000 rpm
Fuel system: Ride by Wire integrated engine control system.
Ignition: Digital electronic ignition integrated with injection system.
Exhaust system: 2 into 1 exhaust system in 100% stainless steel with three-way catalytic converter and lambda probe.
Clutch: Multiplate wet clutch, hydraulically operated
Primary drive: Straight cut gears, drive ratio: 60/31 (1.75)
Secondary drive: Chain. Drive ratio: 16/44
Chassis: Modular tubular steel frame fastened to aluminium side plates by high strength bolts. Removable rear subframe.
Front suspension: Upside down fork with Æ 43 stanchions. Wheel travel
120 mm. Aluminium alloy swingarm; with swingarm stiffener brace.
Rear suspension: Hydraulic shock absorber with adjustable rebound and preload. Wheel travel is 130 mm.
Brakes: Metal braided brake pipe.
Tank: 15 Lt.
The 2010 Aprilia Shiver 750 is considered to be one of the strong and competitive bikes in the Aprilia’s collection of Italian 2 wheeled vehicles. With it’s state-of-the-art revisions, Shiver in now a more attractive and fascinating motorcycle that is guaranteed to lure every human’s heart. If your one of the die-hard lovers of motorcycles, would you consider Shiver as a unique make and model? I am.