2008 Aprilia SL750 Shiver Sport Rider

20 Май 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи 2008 Aprilia SL750 Shiver Sport Rider отключены
Aprilia Shiver SL 750 Naked


Unless you’re it shouldn’t come as a surprise the age of the UJM, or Universal Japanese has long since passed (of if you are blind what you’re on a motorcycle is an entirely different Nowadays the choices in two-wheeled have become so specialized trying to pick just one to carve the canyons and take a to the store is all but an exercise in futility.

Or is it?

the offerings from Japan may one empty in his or her quest for an all-around leave it to Italy to do its part in the niche. This time by way of the SL 750 Shiver. The Shiver is an all-new for Aprilia. From the onset the platform was to be incorporated entirely

The design team was faced a challenge as an emphasis was placed on a …-style bike that satisfy the needs of both the commuter and the weekend warrior-without mistaken for its more popular the Tuono. Perhaps the most impact of this decision to everything in-house would be a from long-time engine Rotax, resulting in an engine that is entirely Aprilia. It prove to be quite an undertaking, but one the company is banking on.

Stripped Down

Aprilia’s attempt at its own proprietary powerplant is a 90-degree V-twin with valves per cylinder and dual cams. To help keep the as compact as possible, Aprilia a cue from the Rotax playbook and a chain-driven intake cam while the side is driven via gears-not the engine in the Buell 1125R. the most intriguing feature on the is its use of ride-by-wire technology.

This the throttle bodies to open on a number of parameters including, but not to, engine speed, gear atmospheric pressure and the degree of opening compared to the speed of movement. Sound confusing? more. The primary benefit of the throttle control is to facilitate the use of own power mode selector, to the system found on Suzuki’s models.

The Shiver’s three are Sport, Touring and Rain. As in the accompanying dyno chart, mode offers full all the time, Touring mode reduces power output and response until full is applied, and Rain reduces output further still. cover how the modes work in the world later.

An aluminum frame is also all new for the Shiver. cues for the new frame were from a number of areas, the RXV and SXV off-road and supermotard race Ultimately, a rigid frame minimal chassis flex up being the best option.

The Shiver is billed as the budget that is perfect for a wide of uses. Normally what translates to is bottom-shelf suspension in the of meeting the desired price This is no different.

Up front a non-adjustable 43mm inverted while the rear shock, only preload and rebound is offset and mounted laterally to the without the use of linkages. Bringing to a halt are the same 320mm used on the Mille and Tuono, by four-piston, radially mounted A 245mm rotor and single-piston sit in the rear.

Steel-braided lines standard.

Does Budget = Lousy Performer?

The first you’ll notice when a leg over the Shiver is that the challenged need not apply. All of our have inseams hovering 30-inches and the reach to the ground us on the tips of our boots. The tall height is compounded by a slightly saddle that further the issue.

Once on your way the is remarkably liveable. The handlebars are at a position (though some it be angled in toward the rider and the footpegs are at a low and forward position. makes for an upright seating that places very weight on the wrists, making the to your local twisties as as the road itself.

We use the term budget loosely on the as its $8999 price tag doesn’t fall under the budget but it is on the lower end of the price scale as far as Aprilias are concerned. The electronic that comes standard on the is no doubt partially to blame for the price tag, and is also an that had all testers a little

Starting the bike is standard but the starter button also as the engine kill switch flicked towards the rider. it also acts as the medium to between the three operating To do this, once the bike is press and hold the ignition-without any After two seconds release the and toggle between the different by tapping the starter.

The new mode is if no activity occurs within two or if the throttle is applied. Intuitive system isn’t, especially that the left handlebar has a switch to choose between its own menus-where one would think to the different power modes.

The engine itself is a good fit for the In sport mode the 45 ft-lb of help leap the bike out of and the nearly 75 horsepower definitely more steamy than the mainstay-the Suzuki SV650. mode gives a more attitude, while Rain borders on castration. Although one think that the fly-by-wire would make for a consistent the on/off throttle application was but.

The throttle was a bit inconsistent and it a bit less user-friendly, commented It wasn’t so much that it was but it was just a bit different every There’s a nice spread in the with the easily flickable transmission, though some of missing shifts regularly.

We an SV650 along for our usual ride and the differences made known immediately. The Shiver is a handling bike overall. Its handlebar gives it great to toss the bike from to side. Get a handle on the characteristics of the and chassis and they both beg to up the pace. The problem here is when things do get spirited the of the bike falls behind; it when the low footpegs quickly down.

After, the suspension to feel out of sorts with the and rear components unsettling at rates depending on the road Though the SV is also equipped a budget suspension, both tend to compliment each well and bounce at generally the rate. Compared to the SV, the Shiver felt taller and ‘tippy’ in the said The Boss.

Aprilia Shiver SL 750 Naked

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the brakes overwhelm the rest of the bike strong stopping power. to the lever is great as well, initial bite could be a stronger. Nonetheless, cautious of the binders when leaned is a must.

What Does The Hold?

Overall the Shiver has the for a great bike. It displays the that is typical to all Aprilias, but it needs some further to reach its full potential. is a bike that can nearly do it but despite its attractive appearance and riding position, at this one expects more from a

Little things like the of a spring-loaded detent with the switch often left us as to whether or not the blinkers were on. The cluster also left us with how complex a normally device was to operate. We could that the engine and chassis to give us more in the canyons but being held back.

After pondering over the we started to wonder why Aprilia just add on a worthy suspension and a little brother to the Tuono. Our guess is that this and chassis combo could be the to many other platforms Aprilia will release in the more sport oriented with proper suspension one of them. If that’s the case we can’t wait to ride it.

then the Shiver will be a idea that just short.

’08 Aprilia Shiver

Test Notes

+ seating position

+ Strong engine

— Gauge is anything but intuitive

— gets overwhelmed quickly


Other articles of the category "Aprilia":

Our partners
Follow us
Contact us
Our contacts


Born in the USSR


About this site

For all questions about advertising, please contact listed on the site.

Motorcycles catalog with specifications, pictures, ratings, reviews and discusssions about Motorcycles.