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2012 Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS Review
2012 Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS
EXCLUSIVE TECHNOLOGY AND ITALIAN STYLE WITH ABS.
The Aprilia naked which astonished the world with stylistic and technological content which was so fresh and new that it was inaccessible to the direct competition, confirms the leadership it has built thanks to its strong personality, riding pleasure and ergonomic features.
An innovative engine fitted with latest generation integral Ride by Wire, a multimap, a first-rate chassis which is able to satisfy all levels of riders, and technical outfit that no other bike even comes close to. Aprilia Shiver is without a doubt the benchmark bike for medium engine capacity nakeds.
There are a few key issues which mark the success of Shiver. It is a bike which can seduce even the most demanding rider, but it is also able to bring on those who are new to the two-wheeled scene, as it is so amazingly easy to ride.
2012 Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS Model Highlights
The main characteristics of the Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS are:
– V2 90° engine with four valves per cylinder, double overhead camshaft and liquid cooling;
– the integral Ride-by-Wire tri-map technology developed for competitions;
– modular trellis/aluminium frame with significant torsional rigidity;
– aluminium swingarm with stiffener brace and lateral shock absorber;
– 43 mm upside down fork;
– racing brakes with radial callipers and 320mm Wave discs
– Sport rider/passenger footpegs
– Rear wheel with 5.5 mm channel
Shiver aims in no uncertain terms towards sportiness. The colouring with a new graphic (Bianco Glam and Nero Aprilia), the “wavy” discs and the sporty rider footpegs are just a few of the signals which Shiver gives off to the beholder. The line remains very streamline and Italian and thanks to the clever use of the new colours and graphics, Shiver moves up a few notches as far as balance and aggression are concerned, highlighting some techniques that really make a difference, such as, for instance, the side shock absorber or the mixed steel trellis frame and aluminium plates.
The V90 engine is the result of the extensive experience Aprilia has in high performance mechanics. Thanks to its peculiar technical features the Aprilia twin-cylinder is able to combine an exceptionally high level of output with maximum exploitation rates and user-friendly riding options. The research conducted to reach top performance levels in its category has led to the decision to adopt some advanced cutting-edge technical solutions. Generous torque is always available throughout the entire range of rpms, minimal vibrations, full output and power at the top of its category… all characteristics of the Aprilia V2 750.
Shiver naturally confirms the integrated multi-map Ride by Wire technology which evolves further, also taking advantage of the racing experience gained from the RSV4 superbike. This technical solution obviously represents the state-of-the-art version of engine control systems and Aprilia Shiver confirms its technological leadership position in its sector.
With the simple touch of the starter control the rider can select, even while moving but with closed throttle, one of the three maps, and radically change the motorcycle’s character:
– “Sport” to have the “throttle in hand” when a rider needs to let off steam exploiting the entire character of this Italian twin cylinder bike;
– “Touring” when smoother power delivery and fluidity are essential during the moments when the racing desires are set aside to enjoy a more relaxing ride, even two-up;
– “Rain” when grip is not as good as it should be and maximum safety is the main objective.
Thanks to the technical solutions installed on this bike the V90 Aprilia is able to achieve outstanding output values. Maximum power of 95 HP at 9,000 rpm and maximum torque of 81 Nm at 7,000 rpm is top of the line performance. The amazing torque available even at bottom end means that nothing can beat Shiver on mixed tracks.
You don’t change a winning team, so for this Aprilia Shiver the chassis choices are confirmed from the previous version, starting from the composite trellis frame and aluminium plates. The engine is exceptionally compact length-wise making it possible to obtain a highly agile bike, which is also helped by the particular choice to install the shock absorber on the side: this is not simply an aesthetic choice but a precise technical decision as it frees some extra space for the exhaust which can then benefit from optimal volumes.
The aluminium swingarm with the stiffener brace is dimensioned to withstand the asymmetrical stress caused by the lateral position of the shock absorber. The swingarm has benchmark rigidity levels in this category.
Upside-down fork with 43-mm stanchions and shell cast calliper mounts offering benchmark smoothness. Its 120-mm travel allows the rider to easily cope with city roads and mountain paths.
The lateral shock absorber is fitted directly to the swingarm using a cantilever set-up and the spring preload and hydraulic rebound are adjustable; the rear wheel travel is 130 mm.
Dynamic qualities also enhanced by the choice of the 5.5 x 17 rear wheel, which maximises its handiness and rapidity in direction changes.
Along with its radial callipers, a solution that it pioneered for the sector, Shiver now adds wavy brake discs which ensure, besides a different aesthetic impact, a braking grip which is more decisive and can be modulated.
The rear brake features a 245mm disc with single piston calliper to provide adequate support to the front system.
Both the front and rear systems have metal braided braking pipes, derived from the aeronautic sector, which eliminate the annoying buffering effect of conventional pipes and guarantee maximum braking accuracy and top-class system.
ABS version adopts a 2-channel Continental system which is able to guarantee maximum levels of safety when braking in all conditions.
2012 Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS – International Specifications/Technical Details
MSRP Price: TBA
Aprilia V90 Longitudinal two cylinder 90° V, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, double overhead shaft timing controlled by a mixed gear/chain system, four valves per cylinder.
Fuel Unleaded Petrol
Bore and stroke 92 x 56.4 mm
Total engine capacity 749.9 cc
Compression ratio 11: 1
Max power at the shaft 95 HP at 9,000 rpm
Max torque at the shaft 8.25 kgm at 7,000 rpm
Fuel system Ride by Wire integrated engine control system.
Ignition Digital electronic ignition integrated with injection system.
Exhaust 2 in 1 system made entirely of stainless steel with three way catalytic converter and lambda probe
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)
5th 26/23 (1.13)
6th 25/24 (1.04)
Clutch Multiple discs in oil bath with hydraulic control
Primary drive Straight cut gears, drive ratio: 60/31 (1.75)
Secondary drive Chain. Gear ratio: 16/44
Chassis Modular steel trellis connected with high resistance bolts to aluminium side plates. Modular rear frame.
Front suspension Upside down fork with 43 stanchions. 120 mm wheel travel.
Rear suspension Aluminium alloy swingarm with stiffener brace.
Hydraulic shock absorber with adjustable rebound and preload. 130 mm wheel travel.
Front: Dual 320 mm diam. wave stainless steel floating disc. Radial callipers with four pistons.
Metal braided brake pipe.
2-channel Continental ABS system
Rear: 240 mm stainless steel wave disc. Single piston calliper. Metal braided brake pipe.
Wheel rims Aluminium alloy
Front: 3.50 X 17″ Rear: 5.5 x 17″
Tyres Tubeless radial;
front: 120/70 ZR 17
rear: 180/55 ZR 17
Max. length 2,265 mm
Max. width 810 mm (at handlebar)
Max. height 1,135 mm (at instrument panel)
Saddle height 800 mm
Centre to centre distance 1,440 mm
Trail 109 mm
Steering angle 25.7°
Tank 15 lt
2012 Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS – US Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $TBA USD
See international specifications listed above.
2012 Aprilia Shiver 750 ABS – Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Canadian MSRP Price: $TBA CDN
See international specifications listed above.