By Ryan Adams Editor Score: 84.00%
2018 Aprilia Shiver 900
Editor Score: 84.00%
When Aprilia invited Motorcycle.com to the press introduction of the Shiver 900, I thought, hadn’t that model been announced at EICMA 2016 as an upcoming 2017 model? If so, the model had been selling for a while already, right? It had. But as is typical, those lucky Europeans got it first and we had to wait. After the bikes made their journey across the ocean, braving Hurricane Harvey, and worse yet, meeting homologation, the new 900s arrived state-side. A few weeks later, the introduction of the new 2018 Aprilia Shiver 900 would commence.
Taking place in Ventura, California, journalists from all over the U.S. and Canada convened in the coastal city to check out the new 900s from Noale we had all so eagerly been awaiting. With the new Shiver having an engine enlarged from 750 to 900 and revised styling, we were all excited to get some seat time to bring our readers a first ride review.
Well, it’s here now America.
After having owned my personal Tuono for a few years now, I was happy to have a chance to test out a completely different platform from my own big naked… motorcycle.
Aprilia claims a 480-pound curb weight, which coupled with a low seat-height, will be manageable for most.