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.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Aprilia SHIVER 750 GT ABS.
The main characteristics
- 90° V2 engine with four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft and liquid cooling;
- ride-by-wire electronic throttle technology with 3 different mappings (Sport, Touring and Rain);
- electronic fuel injection with latest generation injectors;
- mixed gear and chain valve timing;
- modular steel trellis and aluminium side plate frame for high torsional rigidity;
- aluminium swingarm with reinforcement truss and lateral shock absorber;
- 43 mm upside down fork;
- brakes with radial caliper at front;
- latest generation two channel ABS (ABS version only);
The Aprilia Shiver 750 GT comes with the same sophisticated technical package as the Shiver, except for the engine which is a modern 90° V-twin - Euro 3. This engine, the first every mass-produced engine to use the integral Ride By Wire system, made its mark immediately thanks to its dynamic characteristics. Delivering 95 HP, it is not only the most powerful twin in its category; the engine also has a torque curve which comes in right from low revs making the bike competitive even with bikes fitted with bigger engines, as far as pulling power goes.
The perfect engine for this type of bike, its full and brilliant delivery are just what the rider of the Aprilia Shiver 750 GT is looking for from a bike that offers not only the very best performance, but which is also easy and intuitive to ride, with the wide torque band notably reducing the need to change gear even when fully laden.
What’s more, the rider can choose between three mapping setups (Sport, Touring, Rain) to always have the ideal power delivery for the current road conditions and their own particular riding style.
This is where the innovation that only the Aprilia engineers could apply first comes into play, the generous power and torque of the V2 are filtered by the Ride-by-Wire system for the best possible power delivery for all type of motorcyclists in every possible condition. With the Sport mapping setting, the behaviour of the engine is the thrilling sports performance of the Aprilia twin. The Touring setting gives you a softer power delivery for those relaxing moments when sports performance is set aside for the pleasures of touring, using more of the engine’s torque. Finally, the Rain Map, which reduces the torque delivered by 25%, helps the riders avoid spinning the rear wheel when starting on slippery roads.
The sophisticated chassis of the Shiver 750 GT sets the standard for the competition. A composite-type frame (steel trellis and aluminium side members) designed to work in perfect symbiosis with the 43 mm upside down fork and the strong aluminium swingarm with reinforcement truss. The adjustable laterally mounted monoshock is another characteristic mark of the Aprilia Shiver 750 GT. Its position leaves ample room for the exhaust under the seat, which means a very linear exhaust system with an optimal volumetric design to bring the very best out of the engine.
The first class chassis couldn’t be complete without top class brakes. Radial calipers act on 320 mm discs, and the ABS version is also equipped with a sophisticated 2-channel ABS system to bring riding safety to the very highest levels.
|Engine||Aprilia V90 Four stroke longitudinal 90° V twin. Liquid cooling. Double overhead camshaft with mixed gear/chain drive; four valves per cylinder. Threemaps Ride-by-Wire system.|
|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 and Tri-Map mapping setting|
|Ignition||Digital electronic, integrated with the injection.|
|Exhaust||Two in one system in 100% stainless steel with three-way catalytic converter and Lambda probe|
|Generator||450 W at 6000 rpm.|
|Gear box||Gearbox six speed, transmission ratio: 1st 36/14 (2.57) 2nd 32/17 (1.88) 3rd 30/20 (1.5) 4th 28/22 (1.27) 5th 23/26 (1.13) 6th 24/25 (1.04)|
|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|
|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.|
|Shock absorbers||Hydraulic shock absorber adjustable in spring preload and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 130 mm.|
|Brakes||Front: Double 320 mm stainless steel floating disc. Four piston radial calipers. Metal braided brake line. Rear.: 240 mm stainless steel disc. Single piston caliper. Metal braided brake line. 2-channel Continental ABS system (ABS Version)|
|Wheels||In aluminium alloy Front: 3.50 X 17" Rear: 6.00 X 17"6,00 X 17"|
|Tyres||Radial tubeless; front: 120/70 ZR 17 rear: 180/55 ZR 17|
|Dimensions||Overall length 2,265 mm Overall width: 800 mm (at handlebars) Max. height 1,210 mm (at windshield) Seat height: 810 mm Wheelbase: 1,440 mm Trail: 109 mm Rake angle: 25.7°|
|Fuel tank capacity||16 litres|
Total Motorcycle----"The Aprilia Shiver GT 750 raises the technological level of this segment and clearly distinguishes itself from competitors. A second generation ride-by-wire system throttle grip, 3 mapping systems directly controlled by the rider (Sport, Touring and Rain), brakes with radial callipers and ABS, a modular frame linked with steel tubular and aluminium side plates are brand new features for this middleweight engine ’sports touring’ bike that makes the Aprilia Shiver GT 750 a superior and unique motorcycle."