2009 Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS
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
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.
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
THE DESIGN: 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.
THE V90 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.
" 90° V engine layout;
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 performance.
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 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 mm.
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 1000 R.
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.