2012 Aprilia MotorcycleBristling with high-tech goodness, the Aprilia Shiver is a highly adaptable sport bike suited to conditions ranging from rain to challenging high-speed back roads.
The liquid-cooled DOHC, four-valve, V-twin has three power settings that significantly change the character of the bike. In the Sport mode, the Shiver hits hard and revs quickly, in the Tour mode it’s a fast-and-friendly ride, and the Rain mode keeps you on two wheels in the wet.Updates for 2012 include new handlebars, a narrower seat and repositioned footpegs, plus a decent fairing.2012 Aprilia Shiver 750 Quick Stats:
ENGINE TYPE: DOHC V-twin
BORE x STROKE: 92mm x 56.4mm
COMP. RATIO: 11:1
WHEELBASE: 56.7 inches
RAKE: 25.7 degrees
DRY WEIGHT: 416 pounds
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Zero Electric ADV Bike + Al and Bridget from Throw Your Leg Over
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Electric mobility is everywhere nowadays. Whether it’s a car, a truck, an assisted bicycle, a scooter, or any number of new innovations, the electric revolution is certainly here. In this week’s first segment, Nic de Sena took a ride on Zero’s recently announced new Adventure bike—the Zero DSR-X. There’s been a lot of hype about this new arrival on the ADV scene, and of course the questions are many. Nic talks to me about whether Zero actually have a credible, alternative energy ADV bike—or if the machine is just simply an empty promise.
In our second segment, I chat with Al and Bridget from ‘Throw Your Leg Over’. They took time out to record this episode from somewhere in the middle of Romania, of all places.
These interesting Aussies have traveled—and painstakingly documented—the thousands of miles they’ve covered riding the best roads and sights through Australia, Tasmania, Europe, eastern Europe, and Scandinavia, among other places.