2017 Aprilia Shiver 900 Preview
Aprilia's other naked bike bulks up
Aprilia’s Shiver first hit the scene in 2007 as a 750cc middleweight naked, but it struggled to gain much attention in the marketplace. A decade on and Aprilia has finally seen it fit to give the Shiver some love, and it’s done so in the best way possible: giving it more power. Introducing the Aprilia Shiver 900, unveiled today at EICMA 2016.
Sharing the same long-stroke 896cc 90-degree V-Twin seen in the new Dorsoduro 900, the Shiver’s output is identical to the Dorso – 95.2 hp and 66.4 lb-ft of torque. A new Marelli 7SM ECU is the brains behind the operation that includes traction control and a revised ride-by-wire throttle, which sheds more than a pound of weight compared to its predecessor.
The instrument cluster is completely new and features a TFT display on a 4.3-inch screen (the same one used on the Aprilia RSV4 and Aprilia Tuono 1100 V4). Should you opt for the accessory Aprilia Multimedia Platform that allows the bike to connect with the AMP app on your smartphone, the TFT display will also provide data related to incoming/active calls on the screen, as well as information related to the use of an intercom or any audio files being played.
Other new bits include a 41mm Kayaba fork with rebound and preload adjustability, and Tuono-inspired three-spoke wheels that shave a massive two pounds from the front and nearly three pounds from the rear! The result of the reduced rotating mass is sure to be much improved handling. Lastly, various body panels like the front fender, fuel tank covers, and rear fender are all revamped yet unmistakably Shiver.
Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.
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