Shiver in Anticipation of the Next Turn.
Introduced in 2007, Aprilia’s Shiver was an epiphany in design language and performance. A liquid cooled v-twin engine, housed in a frame made by one of the best, and topped off with a bit of trick electronics never before seen on a production motorcycle. The Shiver was here and it was time hit the back country and the hills.
Other Manufacturer’s Found Themselves Out in the Cold.
At the heart of the Shiver, Aprilia placed a 750cc water cooled v-twin, designed specifically with the intent of powering a real-world, naked motorcycle. This means with the Shiver, you have total usable power across the rev range making this an extremely usable bike.
The ace up the sleeve of the Shiver was it’s Ride By Wire throttle system. Using an electronically actuated throttle, Aprilia was able to create a more linear link between the rider and the engine. The best part of this system is that it is programmed with 3 rider-selectable modes which allows you to dial in your throttle response according to your situation. Cruising in town? Set to Touring. Adverse road or weather conditions looking to get in your way? Adjust to Rain mode and ride with confidence. Woke up early to hit the hills and wear that new sticky rubber in? Select Sport and enjoy razor-sharp response.
No matter the situation, the Shiver’s 750cc twin will deliver more smiles per gallon and leave you salivating for more time in the saddle.
A Chassis only Aprilia Could Engineer.
Just like every other bike in the Aprilia lineup, the Shiver has a frame, swingarm, and suspension developed specifically for it’s application. Always concerned about performance, nobody is better suited than a company who has cut it’s teeth with more GP wins and titles than any other.
The Shiver’s swingarm and frame are made specifically for the task at hand. A combination steel trellis and aluminum side plate frame gives you best balance of agility and road going flexibility. The swingarm is a trick looking aluminum piece that has a built-in reinforcement truss engineered for the asymmetric forces of the side lateral shock absorber.
Suspension is covered by 43mm inverted forks up front and a side placed shock absorber. With 120mm of travel up front, and 130mm out back, some of the rougher roads of the Texas Hill Country won’t be something you’re concerned with. Forged aluminum triple clamps add to the precise feedback of the front end.
Providing confidence under braking are a pair of four-piston radially mounted brake calipers clamping on 320mm discs. Just another example of sporty ideals held by the Shiver. The rear brake is a dual-piston caliper clamping a 245mm disc. As with all Aprilias, the Shiver has metal braided brake lines giving you the best brake lever feel right off the showroom floor.
Bring your Jacket (Helmet, and Gloves too).
See why the Shiver is such a blast as an all-around motorcycle? Comfortable ergonomics, a commanding view of the road ahead, and performance & technology only Aprilia is capable of providing. The best way to experience it though, is to come take a ride on the Shiver 750 and first hand enjoy the feel and sounds of motorcycle truly engineered from the ground up for the street.
- Ride By Wire throttle mapping with 3 rider adjustable modes to adapt to varying conditions
- Frame designed specifically by Aprilia for a naked sports bike
- 43mm Inverted forks
- Radially mounted four piston front brakes with stainless braided brake lines
- 750cc twin provides excellent grunt for riding a wave of torque
- Ergonomics and a saddle that can put the miles behind you without fatigue