Aprilia USA announced today the 2011 Aprilia 750 Shiver with “a much sportier riding position” due to a revised handlebar position, a narrower seat and adjusted foot pegs.
Aprilia attributes the Shiver’s sportier look to the introductions of a short windshield and wave brake rotors. The Shiver has a two-inch-narrower saddle, reportedly yielding better bike control. Additionally, the rider foot pegs are set backward and the handlebar curves to the front end, allowing the rider to assume a more aggressive position. The Shiver is also outfitted with a 5.5x17-inch rear wheel, which Aprilia claims provides improved handling and increased turn-in speed.
The Shiver has the multi-map integral Ride by Wire technology that Aprilia developed while racing the RSV4 superbike. With the touch of the starter control, the rider can select one of three maps (even while moving with closed throttle):
- "Sport" to use when the rider wants to kick the bike in high gear;
- "Touring" when smoother power delivery and fluidity are desired for a more relaxing ride;
- "Rain" when the road grip is not as good as it should be and maximum safety is the main objective.
The Shiver’s V-90 engine has a claimed maximum output of 95 hp at 9,000 rpm and a claimed maximum torque of 81 Nm at 7,000 rpm.
The 2011 Shiver is available in Aprila Black or Crowd Silver, and retails for $8,999. For more information, visit www.apriliausa.com.
Posted by Arlo Redwine