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The Aprilia Shiver 900 increases in performance, thanks to the new 900 V-twin engine, capable of increasing, not only the power, but more importantly, the maximum torque delivered at any rpm at top levels for its category. More power and more character that translate into great riding satisfaction without sacrificing the ease and comfort that have always been characteristics of the Aprilia Shiver. It stems from a bike that has made fledgling and expert riders alike fall in love, thanks to its chassis architecture that, in the best Aprilia tradition, draws on the know-how of a manufacturer that has won 54 world titles in its brief history and that currently has bikes in premier competitions like MotoGP and Superbike.
A non-conformist naked, the new Aprilia Shiver 900 places even more emphasis on a distinctive design: from the lateral air intake ducts that embrace the front end to the characteristic compact rear end with the exhaust pipes positioned under the saddle, the new superstructure - fuel tank side covers, side panels, tail, front mudguard - the aesthetics have been deeply revamped. The new twin cylinder also stands out for its aggressive features that highlight its distinctly sporty character: the frame, the shock absorber spring and the cylinder head covers are now painted red. Adrenaline-charged details that blend with the three available colour schemes - Evolution White, Hi Tech Silver and Unconventional Green - creating an original contrast.
The new Euro 4 engine grows to 900 cc from the 750 cc on the first version. This increase was achieved thanks to the increased stroke that clearly increases torque in the mid-range, all to the advantage of a better response during acceleration and exiting corners. The 90 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm that are consequently obtained guarantee pure fun in the saddle. This is was one of the main objectives for the Aprilia engineers in designing the new twin-cylinder. The power, which increased in any case to over 95 HP, stems from the decision to comply with the legal limits in order to be able to obtain approval for the version with power limited to 35 kW as well, that can be ridden with an A2 class driver's license. Aprilia Shiver 900 is therefore an easy bike to ride even for new bikers, accompanying them in their personal evolution of experience in the saddle. The new powerplant, that maintains the 90 degree angle between the two cylinders as well as the four-valve timing per cylinder, dual overhead cam and liquid cooling, was the subject of various changes, including an important operation aimed at reducing friction on the pistons, completely redesigned and now characterized by a special anti-friction feature on the mantle, whereas new pins new pins have led to a lightening of the alternated parts in motion. The crankshaft also changes, with revamped balancing.
The performance provided by the new engine is perfectly matched to an ultra-fine chassis architecture, easy to ride and intuitive, but at the same time incredibly high performance that, in the best Aprilia tradition, is simply unrivalled in the category. In fact, the mixed steel trellis/aluminium plates frame provides standard-setting stiffness, defines an extremely compact bike and ensures that it is capable of catering to fledgling riders with no problem, as well as enhancing the riding skills of more expert and discerning bikers. This makes flowing routes a favourite playground for the Shiver 900. The structure of Shiver 900 draws from all the proverbial Aprilia chassis architecture know-how, as well as their experience on tracks all over the world. The trellis upper part in steel tubing is connected to wide spread aluminium lateral plates using special, high-resistance bolts. The combination formed by these elements forms an extremely stiff and lightweight frame, an rational and excellent solution for reining in all the horses of the new Aprilia V90. The contained longitudinal development of the engine has led to obtaining an agile bike, a feature that also benefits from the choice to position the shock absorber laterally. Thanks to this solution, space was created for the exhaust manifolds that have a shape and volume calibrated to perfection in order to get the best performance from the engine. This has allowed for an optimum exhaust manifold layout, without having a significant impact on the length of the bike and without thermally stressing a fundamental riding element like the shock absorber.
|ENGINE TYPE||APRILIA V90 LONGITUDINAL 90° V-TWIN ENGINE, 4-STROKE, LIQUID COOLED, DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAMSHAFT WITH MIXED GEAR/CHAIN TIMING SYSTEM, FOUR VALVES PER CYLINDER|
|BORE AND STROKE||92 X 67.4 MM|
|TOTAL ENGINE CAPACITY||896.1 CC|
|IGNITION||DIGITAL ELECTRONIC, INTEGRATED WITH THE INJECTION.|
|FRAME||MODULAR TUBULAR STEEL FRAME FASTENED TO ALUMINIUM SIDE PLATES BY HIGH STRENGTH BOLTS. DISMOUNTABLE REAR FRAME.|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||UPSIDE-DOWN FORK, STANCHIONS 41. ADJUSTABLE HYDRAULIC REBOUND DAMPING AND SPRING PRELOAD. WHEEL TRAVEL 130 MM.|
|REAR SUSPENSION||ALUMINIUM ALLOY SWINGARM WITH STIFFENING TRUSS.|
|WEIGHT||218 KG (KERB WEIGHT WITH FULL FUEL TANK)|
|FUEL TANK CAPACITY||15 LITRES|