The Naked Bike From Noale: 2020 Aprilia Shiver 900
Aprilia’s street smart Shiver 900 returns for 2020, bringing a touch of everyday sensibility to their 900cc range. Though it styles itself as a naked-sport machine, the Shiver 900 actually takes more of its styling cues from the supermoto world. In fact, the Shiver 900 is almost identical to the supermoto-focused Dorsoduro 900, but while they share DNA, they’re entirely different beasts.
The 2020 Aprilia Shiver 900 is powered by Aprilia’s latest slim-line, longitudinally-mounted 90-degree V-twin engine. This gutsy twin-cylinder is capable of producing 93 horsepower at 8,750 rpm, and 66 lb-ft of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. That power is channelled using a Ride-by-Wire throttle system connected to a Marelli 7SM ECU, with three selectable engine maps.
The powerful engine is twinned with a lightweight chassis that provides nimble handling—ideal for track riding or navigating busy city streets. The frame is made from steel tubing with a Trellis upper section. Up front, adjustable Kiyaba forks provide the suspension, while an adjustable Sachs monoshock and aluminum alloy swingarm provide the damping at the rear. Cast aluminum wheels and disc brakes complete the rolling chassis.
In terms of electronics, the new Shiver 900 doesn’t go without. Aprilia has treated the Shiver with the brand’s own traction control system, with ABS too. Both modes are selectable and can be deactivated if necessary.
The 2020 Aprilia Shiver 900 is available in a black finish with red accents, with prices starting from $9,399.
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- Price: $ 9,399
- Key Features:
- Traction Control
- Aprilia Launch Control
- Cornering ABS
- Engine type: 896 cc, V-twin
- Power: 93 Hp
- Dry weight: 456 lbs (207 kg)
- Seat height: 32 in (810 mm)
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2020 Aprilia Shiver 900 Specifications
|Engine||896 cc, Aprilia 90° V-Twin, 4-stroke, four valves per cylinder,liquid cooled.|
|Engine Power||93 Hp|
|Bore x Stroke||92.0 x 67.4 mm (3.6 x 2.7 inches)|
|Fuel System||Injection via ride-by-wire engine control system|
|Clutch||Multiplate wet clutch, hydraulically operated|
|Suspension Front||Kayaba upside-down forks, 41 mm fork body. Adjustable preload and hydraulic and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 120 mm|
|Suspension Rear||Double sided aluminum alloy swingarm. Sachs monoshockabsorber with adjustable preload and rebound damping.Wheel travel: 130 mm|
|Brakes Front||320 mm floating double disc with aluminum carrier. Radialmounted, four pistons per calipers with steel braided brake lines.|
|Brakes Rear||240 mm wave stainless steel disc.Single piston caliper. Steel braided brake lines.|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||4 gal (15 L)|
|Color||Black finish with red accents|
|Overall Length||2,130 mm (83.9 inches)|
|Overall Width||810 mm (31.9 inches)|
|Overall Height||1,110 mm (43.7 inches)|
|Wheelbase||1,465 mm (57.7 inches)|
|Seat Height||32 in (810 mm)|
|Wet Weight||480 lbs (218 kg)|
2020 Aprilia Shiver 900 Features
The New Bike
As always, Aprilia makes The new Aprilia Shiver 900 evolves the original project of a bike 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. A technological first from Aprilia derived directly from the racing world, the Aprilia Cube, in fact, was the first MotoGP bike to use this technology in 2002 and since then all of the global 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 thatcurrently has bikes in premier competitions like MotoGP and Superbike.
The new superstructures – side covers on the fuel tank, side panels, tail fairing, front mudguard – that profoundly revamp the aesthetics make the new naked sport bike from Noale stand out at a glance.
The new twin cylinder also stands out for its aggressive features that highlight its distinctly sporty character: the rims, the frame, the shock absorber spring and the cylinder head covers are now painted red.
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 colors based on the conditions detected by the light sensor.
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.
For the first time, the easy to ride, powerful and technologically advanced Aprilia Shiver 900 now has an 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.