2009 Aprilia Shiver 750
Introduced in 2007, the Aprilia Shiver 750 gained
instant acclaim from the media and the motorcycling
public for its unique characteristics. Here was the
naked we had all been waiting for. From everyday use
to a trip along mountain passes or use on the racetrack,
the Aprilia Shiver 750 is completely at home in any
situation, guaranteeing pure riding pleasure at all
Light, agile and powerful, it has a latest generation
engine and the most advanced technical features in
its class. The 90° V2 produced entirely in-house
by Aprilia is extremely compact. Above all, thanks
to the advanced electronic management, it can deliver
a level of power comparable to four cylinder engines
in the same class, but with much more favourable torque
at low revs for an efficient and pleasing ride even
on everyday routes. True to the Aprilia tradition,
the chassis simply has no rivals in its class. The
mixed steel trellis and aluminium side plate frame
provides standard setting rigidity. All this makes
the bike extremely compact and the perfect ride for
beginner and expert alike.
The lightness of the Aprilia Shiver 750 also satisfies
the most canny motorcyclist. Its manoeuvrability and
engine performance enable the bike to accompany its
owner from his first few metres on two wheels up to
his complete motorcycling maturity.
The main characteristics of the Aprilia Shiver 750
• 90° V2 engine with four valves per cylinder,
double overhead camshaft and liquid cooling
• Ride-by-wire electronic throttle technology
with 3 different mappings (Sport, Touring and Rain);
• Electronic fuel injection with latest generation
• Mixed gear and chain valve timing;
• Modular steel trellis and aluminium side plate
frame for high torsional rigidity;
• Aluminium swingarm with reinforcement truss
and lateral shock absorber;
• 43 mm upside down fork;
• Racing brakes with radial caliper at front;
• Latest generation two channel ABS (ABS version
The Design: Shape At The Service Of Power
As with every Aprilia product, the Shiver 750 has
a highly innovative design where form and function
come together to create an almost perfect object.
The Aprilia Shiver 750 is pure technology as is evident
from its mean, aggressive lines.
Each element has been designed to be not just beautiful
but functional too. The design is refined, but at
the same time clean-cut, without too many frills for
the maximum possible functionality. On the Aprilia
Shiver 750, the technical component becomes a design
element at the same time, creating a bike both aggressive
and at the same time elegant. The new colour schemes
for 2009 are the icing on the cake.
The tank-seat-tail assembly further emphasises the
compactness of the bike. The rider becomes one with
the machine, perfectly integrated in the short, agile,
and sporty bike. The strongly tapering tail also incorporates
the twin exhaust with triangular silencers, a feature
which makes the design even more aggressive, while
keeping weight distribution highly symmetrical.
The adoption of a side shock absorber not only adds
a further distinctive feature to the look of the bike,
but also enables a rational, compact and effective
exhaust system to be fitted.
The V90 Engine: Technology In The Pure State
The V90 engine inherits all Aprilia's experience
in high performance mechanics. Thanks to its particular
technical characteristics, the Aprilia V90 combines
high specific power with maximum usability and easy
This generous twin cylinder powerplant is destined
to set new standards in performance and technology
for medium powered bikes. The quest for performance
at the top of its class led to the adoption of a number
of advanced and innovative technical features:
• 90° V engine layout;
• Ride-by-wire technology with 3 mappings (Sport,
Touring e Rain);
• Highly over-square bore and stroke ratio;
• Four valves per cylinder;
• Double overhead camshaft with mixed chain
and gear drive;
• Electronic fuel injection with two throttle
• Plug caps with integrated stick-coils;
• Three way catalytic converter and Lambda probe
• Hydraulically operated clutch;
For this type of bike, the 90° V arrangement
of the cylinders was found to be the best solution
in terms of performance and size. With consistently
generous torque available across a wide range of revs
and negligible vibrations, the Aprilia V2 750 is full
and powerful at the top of its class.
The Aprilia Shiver 750 is the first ever production
motorcycle equipped with integral ride-by-wire electronic
throttle control. Thanks to this advanced system,
the Aprilia V90 engine delivers an exceptional power
output for its size and configuration. Maximum power
of 95 HP at 9,000 rpm and maximum torque of 81 Nm
at 7,000 rpm are incredible figures for an engine
of this displacement. Impressive torque, already available
at low revs, makes riding the Shiver 750 on country
roads an amazing experience. And this is precisely
where ride-by-wire comes into play. Trust Aprilia’s
engineers to be the first to apply this technology
to a naked! Ride-by-wire filters the exuberant power
and torque of the V twin engine to deliver the best
possible performance and control for all riders and
all road conditions. The Sport mapping gives you all
the sporty, aggressive power of this Aprilia V twin.
Touring offers a smoother and more relaxing ride for
those moments when maximum power can be abandoned
in favour of a pleasant journey or a ride with a passenger.
Finally, Rain reduces torque by 25% to avoid the risk
of wheel slip on slippery surfaces.
The Frame: Rationality and Efficiency
Experts have always acknowledged that Aprilia bikes
have the best chassis in their class. The Aprilia
Shiver 750 is concrete confirmation that once again
Aprilia has managed to create a chassis which is both
extremely easy and intuitive and incredibly high performance.
The design solutions associated with the 90°
V twin led to the development of a rational and reliable
mixed steel trellis and aluminium side plate frame.
The reduced longitudinal dimensions of the engine
made it possible to obtain a short, agile bike, helped
by the particular side positioning of the shock absorber.
This was not a simple cosmetic mannerism, but a precise
technical decision, made to free up the space needed
to give the exhaust its optimal dimensions.
The aluminium swingarm with reinforcement truss has
been sized specifically to support the asymmetrical
stresses caused by lateral positioning of the shock
absorber. The rigidity of the swingarm sets new standards
for the class.
The 43 mm upside down fork with forged feet to support
the radial calipers provides benchmark smoothness.
The 120 mm wheel travel makes the bike equally at
home on about town trips and mountain routes. The
bottom steering yoke is made from forged aluminium,
as is the top steering yoke too.
The side shock absorber rests directly on the swingarm,
according to the cantilever principle, and provides
adjustments for spring preload and hydraulic rebound.
Rear wheel travel is 130 mm.
The best technology currently available is incorporated
in the Aprilia Shiver 750, the first medium powered
naked with a radial caliper system, a feature emphasising
even further (as if it were needed) the sporty personality
of the design. The 320 mm front discs are the same
as used in the racing flagships, the RSV 1000 R and
Tuono 1000 R.
At the back, a 245 mm disc with single piston caliper
provides adequate backup for the front circuit.
The front and rear braking circuits both use aeronautical
metal braid hoses to eliminate the pressure variations
associated with conventional rubber brake lines, guaranteeing
maximum braking precision for a top level system.
A sophisticated two channel ABS system maximises the
Shiver 750 ABS’ s already impressive levels
of active and passive safety by preventing wheel lock
on slippery surfaces and improving braking performance.
On the Shiver 750 ABS, all riders can confidently
use the full power of the generous braking system,
improving safety over difficult surfaces not only
in a straight line but on bends too.
Aprilia Shiver 750 (Shiver 750 ABS) - Technical
- Engine -Aprilia V90 Four stroke longitudinal 90°
V twin. Liquid cooling. Double overhead camshaft
with mixed gear/chain drive; four valves per cylinder.
- Fuel - Unleaded petrol.
- Bore x stroke - 92 x 56.4 mm
- Total displacement - 749.9 cc
- Compression ratio - 11 : 1
- Maximum power at the crank - 95 HP at 9000 rpm.
- Maximum torque at the crank - 8.25 kgm at 7000
- Fuel system - Integrated engine management system.
Injection with Ride by Wire technology control of
the throttle bodies
- Ignition - Digital electronic, integrated with
- Starting - Electric
- Exhaust - Two in one system in 100% stainless
steel with three-way catalytic converter and Lambda
- Generator - 450 W at 6000 rpm.
- Lubrication - Wet sump
- Gearbox - six speed, transmission ratio: 1st
36/14 (2.57), 2nd 32/17 (1.88), 3rd 30/20 (1.50),
4th 28/22 (1.27), 5th 23/26 (1.13), 6th 24/25 (1.04)
- Clutch - Multi-plate in oil bath, hydraulically
- Primary drive - Spur gears, transmission ratio:
- Final drive - Chain
- Transmission ratio: 16/44
- Frame - Modular steel trellis connected with
high strength bolts to aluminium side plates. Detachable
- Front suspension - 43 mm upside-down fork. 120
mm wheel travel.
- Rear suspension - Aluminium alloy swingarm with
reinforcement truss. Hydraulic shock absorber adjustable
in spring preload and rebound damping. Wheel travel:
- Brakes - Front: Double stainless steel floating
disc (Ø 320 mm ). Four piston radial calipers.
Metal braided brake line. Continental two channel
ABS (ABS version).
Rear: Stainless steel disc (? 245 mm) with single
piston caliper. Metal braided brake line.
- Wheels - In aluminium alloy. Front: 3.50 X 17"
Rear: 6.00 X 17".
- Tyres Radial tubeless; front: 120/70 ZR 17. rear:
180/55 ZR 17
- Overall length: 2065 mm
- Overall width: 800 mm (at handlebars)
- Overall height: 1135 mm (at instruments)
- Seat height: 810 mm
- Wheelbase: 1440 mm
- Trail: 109 mm
- Rake angle: 25.7°
- Tank capacity: 15 litres