The Aprilia Shiver 750 will soon go on sale in Europe in the month of May. The specifications and details of the bike have been revealed by the firm. The 750cc V-twin mill has been tweaked further in the bike. The bike now features a stylish bikini fairing, funky disks and improved brake master cylinders and sportier rearsets.
The ergonomics of the bike is no longer the same. The seat is positioned a bit lowered and is slimmer by 5 cm to make it more comfortable for amateur and short riders. The stance is now sportier with a slightly lowered handle. The rider pegs are repositioned so as to provide maximum comfort. The bike retains the fly-by-wire throttle and three switchable engine modes namely sport, touring and rain riding. The 2010 Aprilia Shiver 750 will cost about £6,199.
Engine: The Aprilia Shiver 750 sports a V90 four-stroke longitudinal 90° V-twin engine. The engine is liquid cooled and is equipped with double overhead camshaft with mixed gear/chain timing system, four valves per cylinder.
Bore and stroke: 92 x 56.4 mm
Capacity: 749.9 cc
Maximum power at crankshaft: 95 hp at 9,000 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft: 8.25 kgm at 7,000 rpm
Fuel system: Ride by Wire integrated engine control system.
Exhaust system: 2 into 1 exhaust system in 100% stainless steel with three-way catalytic converter and lambda probe
Lubrication: Wet sump
Gearbox: 6 speeds
Clutch: Multiple discs in oil bath, hydraulically operated
Primary drive: Straight cut gears, drive ratio: 60/31 (1.75)
Secondary drive: Chain. Drive ratio: 16/44
Chassis: Modular tubular steel frame fastened to aluminium side plates by high strength bolts. Removable subframe.
Front suspension: Upside down fork with 43 stanchions. Wheel travel 120 mm.
Rear suspension: Aluminium alloy swingarm; with swingarm stiffener brace, Hydraulic shock absorber with adjustable rebound and preload. Wheel travel 130 mm.
Brakes Front: Dual 320 mm diam. wave stainless steel floating disc. Radial callipers with four pistons. Metal braided brake lines.
2-channel Continental ABS system
Brakes Rear: Stainless steel disc 245 mm. Single piston calliper. Metal braided brake pipe.
Wheel rims: Aluminium alloy
Front tyre: 120/70 ZR 17
Rear tyre: 180/55 ZR 17
Length: 2,265 mm
Width: 810 mm (at handlebar)
Height: 1,135 mm (at instrument panel)
Seat height: 800 mm
Tank: 15 litres