By Gerry Cote
As Naked Sport Bikes go, The Aprilia Shiver has been a contender since it’s launch in 2007 as a ride by wire 750cc machine. The 2008 Shiver SL 750 was reviewed by Web Bike World in August 2008.
This year, Aprilia gave the Shiver a new look and a new motor. An advanced traction control system was added to the Shiver as well as a state of the art 4.3” TFT Technology display.
The new motor represents a significant increase in power and torque.
I have been riding Harley Davidson bikes for the last twelve years and I felt it was time for a change. I had the opportunity to test out several new motorcycles this year and I really liked the handling of a naked sport bike.
I was at Blackfoot Motorsports in Calgary when the Shiver 900 caught my eye. I was in the market for a new bike and was looking at several different models. I sat on the Aprilia and I loved the way I felt on it. It spoke to me. I ended up trading my 2007 Harley Davidson FLHTCU on this new machine.
- Aprilia V90 Longitudinal 90 degree v-twin engine four stroke, liquid cooled, double overhead camshaft with mixed gear/chain timing system, four valves per cylinder.
- 70 kW (95.2 hp) @ 8,750 rpm
- 90 Nm (66.4 lb-ft) of torque at 6,500 rpm
- Integrated Engine Management System with Ride-by-Wire.
- Digital Electronic Ignition, integrated with the injection
- 100 % Stainless Steel 2 in 1 exhaust system with three-way catalytic converter and oxygen sensor.
- Chain secondary drive
- Three predetermined driving modes (Rain, Touring, and Sport)
- Multi-Plate wet clutch, hydraulically operated
- Modular tubular steel frame fastened to aluminum side plates by high strength bolts. Dismountable rear frame.
- Kayaba upside-down front fork with adjustable hydraulic rebound, damping, and spring preload.
- Aluminum alloy rear swingarm with stiffening truss. Hydraulic shock absorber with adjustable extension and …read more
Source:: 2018 Aprilia Shiver 900 Review