Aprilia Shiver 900 Expert Review
Aprilia Shiver 900 Expert Review - Check Advantage and Disadvantage
What was launched as a 750cc motorbike in 2007, the Aprilia Shiver always lagged to ‘Shiver’ its rider. But, now with a more powerful engine, sophisticated electronics and improved riding quality, Aprilia is all set to give the Shiver its first major upgrade. Known for its ‘Ride-by-Wire' technology when it was first launched way back in 2007, the Shiver is headed our way with a totally revamped architecture. Priced at around 12 lakh rupees, the Shiver will strongly compete against the likes of Kawasaki Z900, Ducati Monster 821 and Yamaha MT-09.
Aprilia Shiver 900 Looks
The naked streetfighter from Noale features all new side covers on the fuel tank, the all edgy front mudguards, side panels, and redesigned tail fearing. On the front, the headlamp does not create a strong impression but is still decently placed which goes overall with the design of the bike. Rest of the new body kit includes tank extensions, red hot shade used uniformly across the tubular frame, wheel rims, shock absorber spring and the cylinder head. The narrow tail fearing encapsulates circular twin exhaust which is placed very close beneath the passenger handle with the all LED taillamp. But, this all revamped look for the exhaust is curtailed in size and pointed upwards thus making it more safe for utilizing the passenger handle. The monoshock suspension gives that extra amount of room to squeeze rest of the assembly. To summarize, versatile and at the same time agile with its appeal.
Coming to the view after sitting on the rider’s seat, the bike gets an all-new modern 4.3 inches TFT instrument cluster which borrows from the Aprilia RSV4 and Aprilia Tuono. This light sensitive screen gives out clear and highly intelligible readings and can be wirelessly connected to our smartphone, thanks to its Bluetooth connectivity. The display helps the rider to manage and share all the trip information, with indications on consumption, routes and speeds, grip conditions and also Aprilia service centre locations. On the whole, the Shiver has been built on similar grounds with Aprilia’s perfect fusion of ride and function to maximize the perfection. The new twin cylinder engine also stands out for its aggressive features that enhance its sporty stamp, one step further. Aprilia also offers a wide range of accessories in precious carbon, billet aluminum such as brake and clutch levers, frame guard and fork bumpers. The accessories such as the side panniers, seat bag and the comfort saddle specially dedicated for touring, increases the comfort.
Aprilia Shiver 900 Engine & Performance
The all new Euro- 4, V-twin 4-stroke, double overhead camshaft with mixed gear/chain timing system, the 900cc engine produces a power of 95 horses and more importantly, significantly increases torque to 90Nm at 6,500 rpm. This new powerplant achieves the 90-degree angle between the two cylinders, with four valves per cylinder and liquid cooling. On the other hand, it now has a more efficient lubrication circuit and the new Marelli 7SM ECU. There are three riding modes viz. Touring, Rain and Sport with which the engine management settings can be customized according to the riding conditions. Also, the first factory bike from Aprilia to be fitted with the ‘Ride-by-wire’ technology to manage engine throttle valve electronics
Suspension forces are worked by the 41mm inverted front fork featuring step less rebound damping and spring preload adjustability and an adjustable Horizontal Back-link Rear Suspension that is positioned above the swingarm contributing mass centralization of the bike. The Aprilia Shiver 900 now gets three-spoked wheels in 120/70 and 180/55 rubber which helps to curtail the weight. Braking duties are handled by dual 320mm discs for the front squeezed by four-piston calipers and a single 240mm disc squeezed by a single-piston caliber for the rear with metal braided lines which maximizes braking precision. Obviously, for a bike of this potential, two-channel ABS is standard with the advanced traction control system that assures maximum safety also with riding thrill. The combination of steel trellis and aluminum plate frame provides standard-setting stiffness, ensuring it’s capability of nurturing the need of every rider. The rear shock absorber, mounted on the side, is pivoted directly to the swing arm with the cantilever layout which is also adjustable in spring preload and hydraulic rebound.
Aprilia Shiver 900 Advantages
- All new evamped and powerful 900cc engine.
- A sophisticated piece of technology used throughout the bike.
Aprilia Shiver 900 Disadvantages
- Accommodating a rear passenger won't be comfortable.
- After sales service might not be handy due to limited stores across few cities.
Aprilia Shiver 900 Expert Review Rating- 9.4/10
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