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2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS: Voted Cool

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:33 pm

2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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INNOVATIVE, VERSATILE, SPORTY AND COMFORTABLE. THANKS TO ITS UNATTAINABLE TECHNOLOGICAL PACKAGE, SHIVER GT 750 HAS NO RIVALS IN THIS SEGMENT AND IS READY TO SATISFY THE MOST DEMANDING MOTORCYCLISTS.

This model offers a twin-cylinder engine with high torque, completely comfortable ergonomics for two persons, excellent aerodynamic protection and a superior chassis that has become a benchmark: these are just a few distinguishing elements offered by Aprilia Shiver GT 750, which provides dynamic quality and technological features, reaching the top of its segment to satisfy the most demanding motorcyclists, following Aprilia's tradition.

The Aprilia Shiver GT 750 raises the technological level of this segment and clearly distinguishes itself from competitors. A second generation ride-by-wire system throttle grip, 3 mapping systems directly controlled by the rider (Sport, Touring and Rain), brakes with radial callipers and ABS, a modular frame linked with steel tubular and aluminium side plates are brand new features for this middleweight engine 'sports touring' bike that makes the Aprilia Shiver GT 750 a superior and unique motorcycle.

The half-fairing gives Shiver GT 750 the chance to reveal the absolute versatility of the Shiver family. Its greater aerodynamic protection studied in wind tunnel experiments in order to offer the right projectivity for motorways, considerably widens the spectrum for the Shiver GT 750 that is set out as a "complete" motorcycle for a truly complete riding experience. Moreover, the new top fairing provides comfortable glove-boxes (one of which can be locked), very useful for storing small objects, it also includes a 12V-plug socket (used to charge mobile phones and to plug a GPS unit).









2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS Model Highlights


The main features of the new Aprilia Shiver GT 750 are:

- A 90° V twin engine fitted with four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft and liquid cooling;
- Ride-by-Wire technology for the electronic throttle control with 3 mapping systems (Sport, Touring and Rain);
- Electronic injection system with cutting-edge injectors;
- Mixed gear/chain timing system;
- A high-torsional strength modular steel frame with aluminium plates;
- Aluminium swingarm with stiffener brace and adjustable lateral shock absorber;
- Upside-down fork with 43-mm stanchions;
- Brakes with front radial callipers;
- latest generation two-channel ABS system
- Front half-fairing with top fairing
- Glove boxes (one fitted with a lock) and a 12V electric socket


2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS - International Specifications/Technical Details

Engine type Aprilia V90 four-stroke longitudinal 90° V-twin engine, liquid cooled, double overhead camshafts with mixed gear/chain timing system, four valves per cylinder. Tri-Map Ride-by-Wire system
Fuel Unleaded gasoline
Bore and stroke 92 x 56.4 mm
Total engine capacity 749.9 cc
Compression ratio 11: 1
Maximum power at crankshaft 95 hp at 9,000 rev/minute
Maximum torque at crankshaft 8.25 kgm at 7,000 rpm
Induction and fuel system Integrated engine management system. Injection system with Ride by Wire and Tri-Map mapping selection
Ignition Digital electronic ignition integrated with injection system.
Starter Electric
Exhaust system 2 into 1 exhaust system in 100% stainless steel with three-way catalytic converter and oxygen sensor
Alternator 450 W at 6,000 rpm
Lubrication Wet sump.


Gearbox

6 speeds, drive ratio:
1st 36/14 (2.57) 2nd 32/17 (1.88) 3rd 30/20 (1.5) 4th 28/22 (1.27) 5° 23/26 (1.13) 6th 24/25 (1.04)
Clutch Hydraulically operated multiplate wet clutch
Primary drive Straight cut gears, drive ratio: 60/31 (1.75)
Secondary drive Chain. Drive ratio: 16/44


Chassis

Detachable steel frame linked with high resistant bolts and side aluminium plates. Removable rear subframe.
Front suspension upside-down fork, stanchions 43. 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. stainless steel floating discs. Radial callipers with four pistons.
Metal braided brake pipe.
Rear: 240 mm stainless steel disc. Single piston calliper. Metal braided brake pipe.
Two-channel Continental ABS system
Rims Aluminium alloy
Front: 3.50 X 17" Rear: 6.00 x 17"
Tyres Radials tubeless;
front: 120/70 ZR 17
rear: 180/55 ZR 17


Dimensions

Max. length 2,265 mm
Max. width 800 mm (at handlebar)
Max height 1,210 mm (at the top fairing)
Saddle height 810 mm
Centre to centre distance 1.440 mm
Trail 109 mm
Steering angle 25.7°
Tank 16 lt


Accessories

Tail fairing bag;
Aluminium mirrors;
Clutch lever kit;
Brake lever kit;
Adjustable licence plate holder;
Akrapovich exhausts;
Carbon mudguard;
Carbon start-up key cover;
Semirigid panniers;
Centre stand;
Adjustable shock absorber;



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Re: This week: 2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS: Vote Now

Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:33 am

Wow is that mfugly! Looks like a discombobulated mixture of parts ripped off from various different bikes! :shock:

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Re: This week: 2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS: Vote Now

Unread post by BobK » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:36 am

It looks like a plumber's nightmare.

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Re: This week: 2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS: Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:42 am

BobK wrote:It looks like a plumber's nightmare.
I only see the one rad hose, is there something you are seeing I am missing as it looks quite clean to me. :peep:

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Re: This week: 2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS: Vote Now

Unread post by BobK » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:48 pm

Maybe not a plumber's nightmare. It looks like somebody took a motorcycle and turned it inside out.

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Re: This week: 2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS: Vote Now

Unread post by High_Side » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:10 pm

While I don't seem to think it is as ugly as everyone else, the original Shivers were notoriously unreliable and heavy. If reputation is enough to go by, fail for me.

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Re: This week: 2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS: Vote Now

Unread post by montanalifter » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:50 pm

I voted cool. 95hp and shouldn't weigh too much. Didn't see a price though that could ruin it.

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Re: This week: 2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS: Vote Now

Unread post by HYPERR » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:00 pm

Also one of the dumbest names for a motorcycle... :?
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Re: This week: 2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS: Vote Now

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:35 pm

I can't put my finger on why I find this bike so bland. Maybe it's the bikini fairing; I think the naked one looks a lot better. Still, it's a standard, mid-sized engine, seems sensible and versatile, it just doesn't get the blood going. But it's still cool enough.
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Re: This week: 2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS: Vote Now

Unread post by madjak30 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:19 pm

Wow...Kawasaki should be happy if the "imitation is the most sincere form of flattery"...they should call it the Aprilia Versys 750

Voted:Uncool

I don't think it's so bad looking, but why pay for this when you can get the original?

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Re: This week: 2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS: Vote Now

Unread post by CPALLEN » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:28 am

High_Side wrote:While I don't seem to think it is as ugly as everyone else, the original Shivers were notoriously unreliable and heavy. If reputation is enough to go by, fail for me.
I think that the reliability issue was largely due to incompetent dealers and mechanics. Big difference between this bike and say, a Vespa. Big difference in rider was well. I had owned a Dorsoduro for two years and it was flawless.

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Re: This week: 2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS: Vote Now

Unread post by sunshine229 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:44 pm

I don't mind this bike - I gave it a Cool. It's fairly nice looking overall and the naked / standard styling is pretty great.
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Re: This week: 2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS: Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:46 pm

I decided on Cool.

I really like the idea of the Shiver, sort of a basic, naked, mid sized bike with a useable fairing from a top manufacturer at a fair price. Quality is definately there, but there is some of that "Aprilia magic" missing from the style of the Shiver. I liked the old design more as the new one is a little too angular for my tastes but hey it doesn't look uncomfortable either. In fact, I did sit on one a few months ago and it wasn't bad. The only issue I felt was the low and wide gas tank made it feel a little top heavy and ackward.

So, just a cool vote from me, but an Awesome for Aprilia's quality and design.

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Re: This week: 2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS: Vote Now

Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:01 am

It seems like the more I look at these standard/sport bikes, and the more comments from you folks I puzzle over, the less I know overall about the entire segment.
That said, I've realized there's something very much like *taste* emerging in my reactions to them, and whether it's good or bad taste I think I like fairings more than the naked bikes. Naked, they look too much like dirt bikes to me. Or more accurately, an exposed engine should be a chromed, scuplted thing. If it looks like industrial machinery instead of internal combustion art, slap some plastic over it. (-:
So, Uncool.

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Unread post by storysunfolding » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:43 pm

Fail- It's a less reliable more expensive SV with slightly more suspension travel.
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Re: This week: 2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS: Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:03 pm

storysunfolding wrote:Fail- It's a less reliable more expensive SV with slightly more suspension travel.
I could see that, but don't forget the Suzuki SV650 and SV650S were awesome bikes when introduced in the day (and still are really good today) so to compare the Shiver to that bike is a pretty big complement I think.

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Re: This week: 2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS: Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:05 pm

Not everyone's cup of tea but it still comes in with a Cool vote mixed bag result; is it too much money for something not different enough?

Your Coolness Factor of the 2012 Aprilia Shiver 750GT ABS is...

Awesome 13%
Cool 50%
Uncool 24%
Fail 13%

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