WITH ITS EASY RIDE,
AGILITY AND ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY, THE 2009 APRILIA SHIVER 750 ABS HAS CONFIRMED
ITS REPUTATION AS THE BEST EQUIPPED MOTORCYCLE IN ITS CLASS. NOW WITH ABS, THIS
NAKED IS CAPABLE OF DELIVERING AN EXCITING RIDE FEW OTHER BIKES CAN RIVAL.
Shiver 750 GT and ABS
The Aprilia Shiver 750, the most innovative and technically advanced naked
around, is now entering the sport touring segment in a brand new GT version. A
torquey and superbly practical V twin engine, plus excellent weather protection
and a superb chassis are just some of the distinctive elements of the new
Aprilia Shiver 750 GT. Fully integrated, ride by wire electronic throttle
control, three performance mappings (Sport, Touring and Rain) and radial brakes
are all-new features for the sport touring sector and make the Aprilia Shiver
750 GT a uniquely prestigious machine. The enhanced wind protection afforded by
the new half fairing adds significantly to the range of action of the Shiver 750
GT, turning it into a ‘total’ motorcycle, capable of satisfying all riding needs
from everyday commuting to summer touring. The Shiver 750 GT will thrill even
the most demanding riders by turning every ride into a gratifying, intuitive,
enjoyable and safe experience. For maximum active safety under all riding
conditions, the Shiver and the Shiver GT are now also available with ABS.
Introduced in 2007, the Aprilia
Shiver 750 gained instant acclaim from the media and the motorcycling public for
its unique characteristics. Here was the naked we had all been waiting for.
From everyday use to a trip along mountain passes or use on the racetrack, the
Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS is completely at home in any situation, guaranteeing pure
riding pleasure at all times.
Light, agile and powerful, it has a latest generation engine and the most
advanced technical features in its class. The 90° V2 produced entirely in-house
by Aprilia is extremely compact. Above all, thanks to the advanced electronic
management, it can deliver a level of power comparable to four cylinder engines
in the same class, but with much more favourable torque at low revs for an
efficient and pleasing ride even on everyday routes. True to the Aprilia
tradition, the chassis simply has no rivals in its class. The mixed steel
trellis and aluminium side plate frame provides standard setting rigidity. All
this makes the bike extremely compact and the perfect ride for beginner and
The lightness of the Aprilia
Shiver 750 ABS also satisfies the most canny motorcyclist. Its manoeuvrability
and engine performance enable the bike to accompany its owner from his first few
metres on two wheels up to his complete motorcycling maturity.
The main characteristics of the Aprilia
Shiver 750 ABS are:
" 90° V2 engine with four valves
per cylinder, double overhead camshaft and liquid cooling
" Ride-by-wire electronic throttle technology with 3 different mappings (Sport,
Touring and Rain);
" Electronic fuel injection with latest generation injectors;
" Mixed gear and chain valve timing;
" Modular steel trellis and aluminium side plate frame for high torsional
" Aluminium swingarm with reinforcement truss and lateral shock absorber;
" 43 mm upside down fork;
" Racing brakes with radial caliper at front;
" Latest generation two channel ABS
SHAPE AT THE SERVICE OF POWER
As with every Aprilia product,
the Shiver 750 ABS has a highly innovative design where form and function come
together to create an almost perfect object. The Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS is pure
technology as is evident from its mean, aggressive lines.
Each element has been designed to
be not just beautiful but functional too. The design is refined, but at the same
time clean-cut, without too many frills for the maximum possible functionality.
On the Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS, the technical component becomes a design element
at the same time, creating a bike both aggressive and at the same time elegant.
The new colour schemes for 2009 are the icing on the cake.
The tank-seat-tail assembly
further emphasises the compactness of the bike. The rider becomes one with the
machine, perfectly integrated in the short, agile, and sporty bike. The strongly
tapering tail also incorporates the twin exhaust with triangular silencers, a
feature which makes the design even more aggressive, while keeping weight
distribution highly symmetrical.
The adoption of a side shock
absorber not only adds a further distinctive feature to the look of the bike,
but also enables a rational, compact and effective exhaust system to be fitted.
ENGINE: TECHNOLOGY IN THE PURE STATE
The V90 engine inherits all
Aprilia's experience in high performance mechanics. Thanks to its particular
technical characteristics, the Aprilia V90 combines high specific power with
maximum usability and easy riding.
This generous twin cylinder
powerplant is destined to set new standards in performance and technology for
medium powered bikes.
The quest for performance at the top of its class led to the adoption of a
number of advanced and innovative technical features:
" 90° V engine layout;
" Ride-by-wire technology with 3 mappings (Sport, Touring e Rain);
" Highly over-square bore and stroke ratio;
" Four valves per cylinder;
" Double overhead camshaft with mixed chain and gear drive;
" Electronic fuel injection with two throttle bodies;
" Plug caps with integrated stick-coils;
" Three way catalytic converter and Lambda probe oxygen sensor;
" Hydraulically operated clutch;
For this type of bike, the 90° V
arrangement of the cylinders was found to be the best solution in terms of
performance and size. With consistently generous torque available across a wide
range of revs and negligible vibrations, the Aprilia V2 750 is full and powerful
at the top of its class.
The Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS is the
first ever production motorcycle equipped with integral ride-by-wire electronic
throttle control. Thanks to this advanced system, the Aprilia V90 engine
delivers an exceptional power output for its size and configuration. Maximum
power of 95 HP at 9,000 rpm and maximum torque of 81 Nm at 7,000 rpm are
incredible figures for an engine of this displacement.
Impressive torque, already
available at low revs, makes riding the Shiver 750 ABS on country roads an
amazing experience. And this is precisely where ride-by-wire comes into play.
Trust Aprilia's engineers to be the first to apply this technology to a naked!
Ride-by-wire filters the exuberant power and torque of the V twin engine to
deliver the best possible performance and control for all riders and all road
conditions. The Sport mapping gives you all the sporty, aggressive power of this
Aprilia V twin. Touring offers a smoother and more relaxing ride for those
moments when maximum power can be abandoned in favour of a pleasant journey or a
ride with a passenger. Finally, Rain reduces torque by 25% to avoid the risk of
wheel slip on slippery surfaces.
THE FRAME: RATIONALITY AND EFFICIENCY
Experts have always acknowledged
that Aprilia bikes have the best chassis in their class. The Aprilia Shiver 750
ABS is concrete confirmation that once again Aprilia has managed to create a
chassis which is both extremely easy and intuitive and incredibly high
The design solutions associated
with the 90° V twin led to the development of a rational and reliable mixed
steel trellis and aluminium side plate frame.
The reduced longitudinal dimensions of the engine made it possible to obtain a
short, agile bike, helped by the particular side positioning of the shock
absorber. This was not a simple cosmetic mannerism, but a precise technical
decision, made to free up the space needed to give the exhaust its optimal
The aluminium swingarm with
reinforcement truss has been sized specifically to support the asymmetrical
stresses caused by lateral positioning of the shock absorber. The rigidity of
the swingarm sets new standards for the class.
The 43 mm upside down fork with
forged feet to support the radial calipers provides benchmark smoothness. The
120 mm wheel travel makes the bike equally at home on about town trips and
mountain routes. The bottom steering yoke is made from forged aluminium, as is
the top steering yoke too.
The side shock absorber rests
directly on the swingarm, according to the cantilever principle, and provides
adjustments for spring preload and hydraulic rebound. Rear wheel travel is 130
The best technology currently
available is incorporated in the Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS, the first medium
powered naked with a radial caliper system, a feature emphasising even further
(as if it were needed) the sporty personality of the design. The 320 mm front
discs are the same as used in the racing flagships, the RSV 1000 R and Tuono
At the back, a 245 mm disc with
single piston caliper provides adequate backup for the front circuit.
The front and rear braking
circuits both use aeronautical metal braid hoses to eliminate the pressure
variations associated with conventional rubber brake lines, guaranteeing maximum
braking precision for a top level system.
A sophisticated two channel ABS system maximises the Shiver 750 ABS' s already
impressive levels of active and passive safety by preventing wheel lock on
slippery surfaces and improving braking performance. On the Shiver 750 ABS, all
riders can confidently use the full power of the generous braking system,
improving safety over difficult surfaces not only in a straight line but on
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