Naked Sports Threeway: Aprilia Shiver 900 vs. Kawasaki Z900 vs. Suzuki GSX-S750

The Z900 is the clear winner in terms of power, making more of it at every rpm in its rev range. The Shiver’s newly enlarged 896cc V-Twin gets handily out-torqued by the four-cylinder Z thanks to the Kawi’s extra 52cc. The Suzuki’s motor, despite being significantly out-gunned in terms of displacement, rarely feels a step behind its larger rivals when out on the road.