2011 Aprilia Shiver 750 Review —

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Aprilia Shiver 750

Getting (re)acquainted with middleweight …

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Have you ever yourself not so impressed with after a brief introduction? say, the proverbial mousy, overweight girlfriend that a lot of hot keep around as sidekicks.

A meeting a couple years the first encounter reveals the girl dresses sexier has slimmed down some and is fun than you initially gave her for. And you’re grateful given you another chance.

the context in which I’ve put the Shiver 750.

I recently spent time with the updated Shiver (same as the European model sans ABS) and away from the experience genuine admiration for the updated

Go to hair and make-up, please!

the latest SL750 hasn’t sweeping changes from the versions, the few changes it has are largely a of Shiver customer input, to Aprilia.

A narrower saddle, a new lower handlebars and rear-set controls are meant to impart a feeling bike, while brake rotors, a narrower vs. 6.0”) rear wheel and fuel mapping round out the upgrades.

I’d like to tell you the adjustments to the serve as a vast improvement what the first iteration of the offered, but the truth is I didn’t the old dimensions a problem and so can’t say the changes are of huge benefit.

is a nice addition is the new color-matched

Though it doesn’t wrap the in a cocoon of still air, it helps reduce some compared to the old bike. In fairness, the … Shiver of yore just one model year did at least a decent job of deflecting via the headlight’s shape.

Maybe I didn’t spend enough with Shiver 1.0, but I pulled my first wheelie on the ’11 I had to wonder what I missed the time. How could I forget a fun, grunty, ferocious V-Twin?

No changes are listed for the liquid-cooled, cylinder, DOHC, 749cc, Twin, yet it made a different on me this time out.

And by I mean it’s a barrel o’ to whack the throttle open, fan the and try to contain the front-end. Also is the funky undertail exhaust, but again I thought I should’ve such a burly noisemaker a neat pop and burble on the overrun you slam the throttle shut higher rpm.

Despite my memory, I still knew the came with three-mode and that although Sport gives the rider the full it’s also pretty upon reapplication of the throttle. interesting this little remains in light of mapping that have otherwise throttle response and fueling the previous model.

The solution to the snatchy fueling in Sport is to over to Touring mode, still gives full power, but doles it out in smoother And Rain mode is still of course, muting power just as it did before.

The one thing I’d like to see eliminated the mode switching procedure is the for a fully closed throttle mode changes take

While bombing down the (or just about anywhere, I don’t care to decelerate to for the mode to switch, and then to crank the throttle to catch up to I once was. After it’s not like there’s a great chasm of power modes that the Shiver suddenly rear up, whinny, and her unsuspecting rider. This a deal breaker by any means, sayin’…

Aprilia Shiver 750

During dyno the 2011 Shiver churned out 73 hp at rpm, putting it in the territory of newest air-cooled, two-valve 796 that managed 76 hp at 8400 rpm we recently tested it. However, the peak torque production of ft-lbs at 7600 rpm is bested by the gruntier 53 ft-lbs at 6400

New wave style rotors a more contemporary, if not trendy to the Shiver, but they may have improved braking performance. I the previous Aprilia-branded radial-mount and stainless steel braided stopped the bike with maybe even with too initial bite as Kevin in our 2008 Shiver review. But I recall brake feel, lacked some feel.

According to Aprilia, brake pad remains the same, so maybe just my imagination, but feel to have improved.

Multi-point adjustments for the brake and clutch are nice, but reach to either is kind of long, even set to the position offering the shortest The standard position requires pretty big mitts in order to all the way out there to grab hold, so a safe guess that riders who like the Shiver may to the aftermarket for levers with range, or a different range of

The frame’s steel-tube trellis to aluminum side plates remains the same as before, as the unadjustable 43mm inverted and linkage-less shock offering preload along with damping adjustment.

Around these parts we to prefer the more progressive and action provided by shocks linkage. But at least accessing the inline shock is ultra compared to most bikes. And we to think that offering at spring preload for the front seem on order for such a bike like the Shiver.

to Josh Kane, Technical Manager at Piaggio’s USA Costa Calif. training and technical a couple simple adjustments to the suspension improve further the already admirable handling.

the Shiver’s fork tubes to two showing above the triple (stock shows no lines), and shock spring preload so 27.5mm of threads show is 9.7) followed by 8 clicks of (from fully closed) of the stock setting of 11 is the ticket to better steering response and handling.

Rear tire of 180/55-17 remains from the generation Shiver, but the 0.5-inch rear wheel on the new Shiver improved triangulation in the tire’s matching better with the tire’s profile and is the key factor in the new improved steering and handling

The chassis does an excellent job of easy, linear steering keeping this Italian tracking predictably through A set of grippy Pirelli Diablo III tires keep it all glued to the

Although it wasn’t a complete the Shiver received some treatments for 2010/11. But what’s the same between the first and latest and greatest Shiver is its of $8999.


Aprilia Shiver 750
Aprilia Shiver 750

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