2017 Aprilia Shiver 900 Fast Facts & Photos
Just like its sibling, the Dorsoduro, Aprilia’s Shiver is revamped for 2017 with larger engine, upgraded suspension and enhanced electronics.
Meet the 2017 Aprilia Shiver 900. This is the first major upgrade to the Shiver since its inception as a 750 in 2007. The original Shiver 750 entered the history books as the first factory bike to arrive with Ride-by-Wire throttle, something that Aprilia debuted in 2002 MotoGP—the dawn of the modern four-stroke GP era.
While we wait for a test of Aprilia’s new Shiver, here are the Ultimate Motorcycling Fast Facts—what you need to know about the latest naked sportbike from Noale. Also note that Aprilia didn’t release a price yet.
1. The Aprilia Shiver’s 90-degree V-twin grows from 750 to 900cc. Aprilia claims more than 95 horsepower @ 8750 rpm, and 66 ft/lbs of torque @ 6500 rpm. Aprilia says there’s a significant increase in torque in the mid-rpm range.
2. For the first time ever, the Aprilia Shiver gets traction control. The Shiver 900’s single-mode TC can be disabled.
3. The Aprilia Shiver 900 receives a redesigned exhaust. The exhaust remains in the same location, but the end is shortened and pointed upward. The pipes were also re-routed so they won’t interfere with the passenger.
4. The Shiver 900’s minimal bodywork was redesigned for a more aggressive look. The side covers on the fuel tank, side panels, tail fairing and front mudguard are tweaked for a renewed look.
5. The Shiver gets upgraded instrumentation—the same used on the RSV4 and Tuono 1100 V4. The 4.3-inch instrumentation features a TFT display, and an optional upgrade for Aprilia multimedia platform, which connects to a smartphone and displays things like incoming calls.
6. The Shiver’s frame—a mix of a steel trellis section and aluminum lateral plates—does not change. If nothing’s wrong, why fix it?
7. The forks are updated with a 41mm Kayaba unit, which helps shave one lb. of weight (Aprilia didn’t report total weight). The fork provides 4.7 inches of travel, and the adjustable, side-mounted shock absorber 5.1 inches of travel.
8. The Aprilia Shiver 900 now sports three-spoked wheels shod in 120/70 and 180/55 rubber. Total weight savings from the new wheels is 4.5 lbs.
9. Braking duties are handled by dual 320mm discs up front squeezed by four-piston calipers, and a single 240mm disc out back squeezed by a single-piston caliber. A two-channel ABS is standard.
10. The Aprilia Shiver 900 retains its lower seat height. The 2017 model is 31.9 inches tall—on the shorter side of Euro naked motorcycles.
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