2011 Aprilia Shiver 750 First Look

September 30, 2010
Bart Madson
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2011 Aprilia Shiver
2011 Aprilia Shiver 750 Specs:
Engine: Liquid-coolded, 90° V-Twin, DOHC, 16-valve
Bore x Stroke: 92 x 56.4mm
Displacement: 749.9cc
Compression ratio: 11 : 1
Transmisson: Six-speed
Final drive: Chain, transmission ratio 16/44
Frame: Modular steel trellis, with aluminum
Front suspension: 43mm inverted fork, 4.7 inches travel.
Rear suspension: Hydraulic shock, preload and rebound adjustment, 5.1 inches travel.
Front brakes: Dual 320mm rotors with radial-mount four-piston calipers.
Rear brake: Single 240mm rotor with single-piston caliper.
Wheels: 3.50×17-inch front, 5.5×17-inch rear
Seat height: 31.5 inches
Wheelbase: 56.7 inches
Rake/Trail: 25.7/109mm
Dry weight: 416 pounds (claimed)
Fuel tank: 4.2 gallons
MSRP: $8999

Aprilia USA announces the return of its Shiver 750 as a 2011 model. This year’s Shiver carries over the same basic features from the predecessor, including its affordable-for-an-Italian-Twin MSRP of $8999, but delivers a sportier ergonomic package.

A two-inch narrower seat leads the ergo changes, with Aprilia claiming better bike control from the revised perch. The Shiver’s handlebar position moves forward, with the footpegs placed further back, with the aim to pitch the rider in “a more race-riding position.” A narrower 5.5X17-inch rear wheel replaces the previous 6×17-inch unit, with Aprilia promising improved handling and faster turn-in speed.

The Shiver upgrades visually from the 2009 model we tested, care of a short windscreen and wave brake rotors (read the 2009 Aprilia Shiver vs. Ducati Monster 696 Comparison).

Unchanged is the 90-degree V-Twin powerplant. The 8-valve design measures a 92 x 56.4mm bore and stroke to reach its 750cc displacement. Power claims are 95 horsepower and 60 lb-ft torque. The 2011 Shiver does feature Aprilia’s Ride by Wire engine mappings, however, as standard feature, with three settings available: Sport, Touring and Rain.

The chassis consists of a tubular steel frame and

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aluminum swingarm. Front suspension is a non-adjustable inverted 43mm fork with rear shock adjustable for rebound and preload. Braking comes via dual 320mm front disc and radial mount four-piston calipers. The rear brake is a single 245mm disc with single-piston caliper.

The 2011 Shiver will be offered in Aprilia Black or Crowd Silver.

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