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Best in Class
Introduced on the market in 2007, the Aprilia Shiver 750 astonished the motorcycle world for its unprecedented contents. The Shiver 750 was in fact the first bike ever to be equipped with the Ride by Wire electronic throttle, a true revolution, a true historic transition as that from the analogue to the digital world. This technology, still unmatched by the direct competition, complements the excellent standard equipment which makes the Shiver “best in class”. Of course the Shiver 750 has evolved over time: Ride by Wire has become second generation, the ergonomics have been improved, with new handlebars and a tapered saddle, while a slight cosmetic facelift has made it even more appealing.
The pride of all Aprilia bikes, refined mechanics and a top class chassis, are once again the key to the success of the Shiver 750. The Aprilia Shiver 750 is the naked everyone was waiting for. A design able to satisfy the disparate needs of those buying this type of bike. From everyday use to a trip along mountain passes or use on the racetrack, the Aprilia Shiver 750 is completely at home in any situation, guaranteeing pure riding pleasure at all times.
Performance and Control
The 90° V engine is a true milestone: a 750 capable of reaching the performance of engines with far bigger cubic capacity, boasting truly cutting-edge technical solutions. Thanks to these, the twin-cylinder Aprilia is able to combine high specific power with maximum usability and riding ease. Consistently generous and available torque across a wide range of revs, negligible vibrations, full output and best in class power are just some of the special features of the Aprilia 750 V2. But that's not all: thanks to the fine electronic engine control and the Ride by Wire, power is always perfectly manageable, handling at low revs is assured and fuel is saved, also benefiting reliability over time.
Three Different Characters
Thanks to the Ride by Wire, at the touch of the start button, the rider can select, even on the move (but with the throttle closed) one of the 3 maps, radically changing the character of the bike:
• SPORT: direct and immediate response, for a more exciting ride;
• TOURING: smoother accelerator response, ideal in traffic;
• RAIN: reduces available torque by 25% for poor grip and wet road conditions.
Tri-map: Three Characters At Your Fingertips
Another advantage of Ride by Wire electronics is that you can get different mappings selectable from the handlebars. Dorsoduro 750 has three, which correspond to three distinct characters:
• SPORT: direct and immediate throttle response, for a more exciting ride;
• TOURING: smoother accelerator response, ideal in traffic;
• RAIN: for poor grip and wet road conditions.
Experts have always acknowledged that Aprilia bikes have the best chassis in their class. The Aprilia Shiver 750 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 frame exploits all the knowledge Aprilia has gained in racing and also draws on new studies on mixed structures with the futuristic RXV and SXV, already winners of a number of titles on the racetrack. The top part of the tubular steel trellis is connected to large side plates by means of special high strength bolts. This creates an extremely rigid lightweight frame, the best solution to harness all the horsepower of the Aprilia V90.
Creation of an Aprilia bike always involves synergy between chassis and engine engineers. The fundamental design choices for the V90 engine led to construction of a highly rational and efficient 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, not a simple cosmetic mannerism, but a precise technical decision which created valuable space for the exhaust manifolds whose shape and size have been calibrated perfectly to ensure maximum engine efficiency. This enabled the optimum exhaust manifold configuration to be obtained, without too heavily affecting the length of the bike and without exposing the shock absorber, a fundamental element for the ride, to heat stress. The aluminum 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 front fork with shell-cast feet to support the radial calipers benchmark smoothness. Its 120 mm stroke means it can tackle both the city and the stress of a sports riding style. The lateral shock absorber with is directly hinged to the swingarm in a cantilever configuration and has adjustable spring preload and hydraulic return.
To the existing radial calipers, a solution for which it was a pioneer in the field, the Shiver 750 adds brake discs with wave profile that provide, in addition to a different aesthetic impact, more determined braking. On the rear wheel there is a 245 mm disc with single-piston caliper, which provides adequate support to the front brake. The system is completed by metal braid hoses, able to ensure the optimum performance consistency even under prolonged stress.
As with every Aprilia product, the Shiver 750 has a highly innovative design where form and function come together to create an almost perfect object. The Aprilia Shiver 750 is pure technology and this is evident in its sharp, sporty lines. The frame and engine, both brand new, are the foundations of the design and are also, rightly, the main elements characterizing the look of the Shiver 750. Each element has been designed to be not just beautiful but also functional. The design is refined, but at the same time clean-cut, without too many frills for the maximum possible functionality. The Aprilia Shiver 750 exhaust is also a very distinctive design element. On the Aprilia Shiver 750, the technical component becomes a design element at the same time, creating a bike both aggressive and at the same time elegant. The tank-seat-tail assembly further emphasizes the compactness of the bike. The rider becomes one with the machine, perfectly integrated in the short, agile, and sporty bike. This helps establish an immediate feeling between the rider and the bike, making everyone feel as if they have always been riding it. 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 Aprilia Shiver 750 is compact, functional and attractive. 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 and compact exhaust system to be fitted.