Aprilia MY17 Shiver 900
POWERED BY A NEW TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE, THE NAKED BIKE FROM NOALE GROWS IN ENGINE CAPACITY TO GUARANTEE MORE TORQUE AND MORE FUN
NEW PERFORMANCE COMBINED WITH AN ABSOLUTELY TOP SHELF FRAME FOR A RIDEABILITY THAT RAISES THE BAR TO NEW HEIGHTS IN THE NAKED SPORT BIKE SEGMENT
AN INTUITIVE, POWERFUL, AGILE AND TECHNOLOGICAL BIKE IS BORN IN THE BEST APRILIA TRADITION, DEDICATED TO MAXIMUM RIDING PLEASURE
ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE LIMITED 35 KW POWER VERSION FOR RIDERS WITH AN A2 DRIVER'S LICENSE
As always, Aprilia makes refined mechanics and an excellent chassis structure the winning values on its new bike. Aprilia Shiver 900 evolves the original project of a motorcycle that, from its first appearance on the scene in 2007, marked a turning point as the first factory bike fitted with Ride-by-wire technology to manage engine throttle valve electronics. An Aprilia technological first derived directly from the racing world: In fact, Aprilia Cube was the first MotoGP bike to use this technology in 2002 and since then all of the other manufacturers have followed suit.
The Aprilia Shiver 900 increases in performance, thanks to the new 900 V-twin engine, capable of increasing, not only the power, but more importantly, the maximum torque delivered at any rpm at top levels for its category. More power and more character that translate into great riding satisfaction without sacrificing the ease and comfort that have always been characteristics of the Aprilia Shiver. It stems from a bike that has made fledgling and expert riders alike fall in love, thanks to its chassis architecture that, in the best Aprilia tradition, draws on the know-how of a manufacturer that has won 54 world titles in its brief history and that currently has bikes in premier competitions like MotoGP and Superbike.
For the first time, the easy to ride, powerful and technologically advanced Aprilia Shiver 900 now has an advanced traction control system that increases safety while taking riding pleasure to maximum levels. From city riding to more flowing routes, from mountain passes to touring itineraries, even long range, Shiver 900 invites you to fasten your helmet and set off in search of the best sensations on two wheels.
THE DESIGN: A NON-CONVENTIONAL SPORT NAKED
A non-conformist naked, the new Aprilia Shiver 900 places even more emphasis on a distinctive design: from the lateral air intake ducts that embrace the front end to the characteristic compact rear end with the exhaust pipes positioned under the saddle, the new superstructure - fuel tank side covers, side panels, tail, front mudguard - the aesthetics have been deeply revamped. The new twin cylinder also stands out for its aggressive features that highlight its distinctly sporty character: the frame, the shock absorber spring and the cylinder head covers are now painted red. Adrenaline-charged details that blend with the three available colour schemes - Evolution White, Hi Tech Silver and Unconventional Green - creating an original contrast.
Another characterizing element of Aprilia Shiver, the exhaust, has been redesigned: while maintaining the position under the saddle that contributes to an extremely clean side view of the bike, the terminal part of the silencer is now shorter and aimed upward. A brand new exhaust bottom made up of concentric rings ends in a concave disc: a further bold stylistic element that makes the Shiver immediately recognizable even from the rear, as well as being a practical way to send the exhaust fumes downward, thereby avoiding interference with the passenger and ensuring greater comfort.
ENGINE: WE WRITE TORQUE, YOU READ FUN
The new Euro 4 engine grows to 900 cc from the 750 cc on the first version. This increase was achieved thanks to the increased stroke that clearly increases torque in the mid-range, all to the advantage of a better response during acceleration and exiting corners. The 90 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm that are consequently obtained guarantee pure fun in the saddle. This is was one of the main objectives for the Aprilia engineers in designing the new twin-cylinder. The power, which increased in any case to over 95 HP, stems from the decision to comply with the legal limits in order to be able to obtain approval for the version with power limited to 35 kW as well, that can be ridden with an A2 class driver's license. Aprilia Shiver 900 is therefore an easy bike to ride even for new bikers, accompanying them in their personal evolution of experience in the saddle.
The new powerplant, that maintains the 90 degree angle between the two cylinders as well as the four-valve timing per cylinder, dual overhead cam and liquid cooling, was the subject of various changes, including an important operation aimed at reducing friction on the pistons, completely redesigned and now characterized by a special anti-friction feature on the mantle, whereas new pins new pins have led to a lightening of the alternated parts in motion. The crankshaft also changes, with revamped balancing.
On the other hand, a new and more efficient semi-dry carter internal lubrication circuit helps to reduce losses of power due to shaking and to keep consumption and temperature of the lubricant to a limit, thereby eliminating the need for an oil radiator. Improved efficiency was also achieved on the combustion front thanks to the introduction of new injectors: the increase of fuel pressure allows better fuel/air mixture spray with benefits for consumption and emissions. Contributing to bringing the engine to within the limits established by the Euro 4 pollution standard is also the exhaust system, fitted with a double oxygen sensor. The Aprilia Shiver 900 engine is also fitted with an automatic decompresser which makes it easier to start in low temperature conditions.
The unit fitted on the Aprilia Shiver 900 also gains the Marelli 7SM ECU: a substantial evolution that, on one hand, has allowed a refined traction control system to be introduced and that, on the other hand, has led to a significant simplification of the electrical system; in fact, the engine control and management systems, functions that were previously carried out by two separate electronic control units, are now integrated in a single hardware components, the same one fitted on the V4 models from Noale.
All of the clutch components have been redesigned: The load on the clutch lever has decreased by 15%, whereas the primary drive reduction ratio has been changed to optimize exploitation of the available power.
EVEN MORE REFINED ELECTRONICS TO CONFIRM A FIRST
The new Shiver 900 receives the full benefits of Aprilia's extensive experience in electronic control systems and riding support for which the Aprilia RSV4 - the supersport bike that has won seven World SBK titles (three rider and four manufacturer) in its racing version and that is consistently at the top of its category in the street version - is an unrivalled example.
Out of this experience and from this Aprilia technological first, the Shiver 900 features an advanced traction control system that can be set to three different levels or disabled, designed to guarantee maximum safety, but also pure brilliant riding enjoyment thanks to the dual control that acts on both ignition and on the motorized throttle valves, making its intervention smooth and easy to manage. The Aprilia Traction Control system is combined with a Continental two-channel ABS system with developed calibration in order not to take anything away from the sporty ride. The ABS feature can also be disabled.
The fully electronic Ride-by-wire accelerator system that made its début as standard equipment for a factory bike on none other than the first Shiver version, also changes and evolves. Now fully integrated in the throttle grip, the system is lighter thanks to the reduction of more than a half kilo of weight and it allows even more accurate management of the fuel/air mixture and the injection throttle valve opening based on numerous parameters including engine speed, gearbox position, air flow, throttle grip opening (in quantity and speed) and temperature, with great benefits in terms of smooth riding without opening/closing jerks, containment of harmful emissions and fuel consumption.
The sophisticated electronic management also provides the possibility of changing the engine mapping, radically changing the character of how the power it is capable of developing is unloaded onto the ground. The Sport setting provides an immediate and aggressive throttle response; the Touring logic provides a smoother response, ideal for touring and daily use, whereas the Rain map reduces available power to about 70 HP and is therefore ideal in the event of difficult weather conditions or on slippery road surfaces. Mapping can also be changed at any time, even on the fly, by simply pressing the engine start button.
The instrument cluster is completely new and is now made up of an ultra-modern TFT technology display to ensure that the information is perfectly legible. The large, 4.3" screen (the same one used on the new Aprilia RSV4 and Aprilia Tuono 1100 V4 versions) allows all the on board information to be clear and highly legible at all times, thanks in part to its capacity of adapting the background and font colours based on the conditions detected by the light sensor. The information displayed includes: rev counter, speedometer, selected gear indicator, coolant temperature, air temperature, selected engine map and clock. Using the practice MODE joystick on the new left hand electrical block, you can navigate through the menu and scroll/adjust the following parameters: odometer, traction control level, ABS ON (only when not in movement), MENU (only when not in movement), Trip A, Trip A time, Trip A maximum speed, Trip A average speed, Trip A average consumption, Trip B, Trip B time, Trip B maximum speed, Trip B average speed, Trip B average consumption, instantaneous consumption, Km ridden in reserve.
Connectivity with your smartphone, provided as an accessory with the AMP kit, also provides you with all the data related to incoming/current calls on the screen, as well as information related to the use of an intercom or any audio files that you may be playing.
||APRILIA V90 LONGITUDINAL 90° V-TWIN ENGINE, 4-STROKE, LIQUID COOLED, DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAMSHAFT WITH MIXED GEAR/CHAIN TIMING SYSTEM, FOUR VALVES PER CYLINDER
|BORE AND STROKE
||92 X 67.4 MM
|TOTAL ENGINE CAPACITY
|MAX POWER AT CRANKSHAFT
||95.2 HP (70 KW) AT 8,750 RPM
|MAXIMUM TORQUE AT CRANKSHAFT
||90 NM AT 6,500 RPM
||INTEGRATED ENGINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM. INJECTION WITH 3-MAP RIDE-BY-WIRE THROTTLE VALVE OPENING MANAGEMENT (SPORT, TOURING, RAIN)
||DIGITAL ELECTRONIC, INTEGRATED WITH THE INJECTION.
||100% STAINLESS STEEL 2-IN-1 EXHAUST SYSTEM WITH THREE-WAY CATALYTIC CONVERTER AND OXYGEN SENSOR
||450 W AT 6,000 RPM
||MULTIPLATE WET CLUTCH, HYDRAULICALLY OPERATED
||STRAIGHT CUT GEARS, DRIVE RATIO: 40/69 (1:1.73)
||CHAIN. DRIVE RATIO: 16/44 (1:2.75)
||MODULAR TUBULAR STEEL FRAME FASTENED TO ALUMINIUM SIDE PLATES BY HIGH STRENGTH BOLTS. DISMOUNTABLE REAR FRAME.
||UPSIDE-DOWN FORK, STANCHIONS 41. ADJUSTABLE HYDRAULIC REBOUND DAMPING AND SPRING PRELOAD. WHEEL TRAVEL 130 MM.
||ALUMINIUM ALLOY SWINGARM WITH STIFFENING TRUSS.
|FRONT: DUAL 320 MM STAINLESS STEEL FLOATING DISCS. RADIAL, FOUR-PISTON CALLIPERS. METAL BRAIDED BRAKE HOSE.
||RADIAL TUBELESS TYRES
|218 KG (KERB WEIGHT WITH FULL FUEL TANK)
||5,313 L/100 KM (WMTC CYCLE)
||123 G/KM (WMTC CYCLE)
|FUEL TANK CAPACITY
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