Aprilia Shiver SL750 (2007 — present) review — Naked — Motorcycles — Visordown

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Aprilia Shiver Naked
Aprilia Shiver Naked

Aprilia Shiver SL750 — present)

The bike we for this test was a prototype but as the Shiver’s due in UK showrooms by the end of June, if anything seriously wrong, not a lot they can do about it now. theory is substantiated after a with the design team it turns out the chassis is signed the styling is pretty much (the engine colour be different and that’s more or it) and the motor itself is 98 per cent with just some of the fuelling map to complete.

Well, if is fuelling that’s not ready, a shame some other don’t work to the same The all-new 749.9cc, 90 V-twin, as it is, better than a lot of bikes you can out of a showroom today, with a little lumpiness and uncertainty at low a small blot on its otherwise and predictable delivery copybook. And not is that the bit they’re still on, it’s still better something like a Ducati five years ago or a Buell two back.

The reason we were allowed to a prototype before an official launch is that Aprilia has in its range whose sales suffer as a result — bike manufacturers like to stocks of old models before the new, but Aprilia has an empty and that’s been its ongoing while Aprilia makes perennially best selling 125 in the gorgeous little RS, and has outsold V-twin superbike by some to one at the other end of the scale with its fab RSV the big numbers middle ground has serviced from Noale by the effective but niche Pegaso bike.

There were of other reasons for Aprilia bust three years but this unbalanced range didn’t help, and now some men at new owner, the Piaggio Group, directed Aprilia to fill the hole. Naked middleweights are the sales action is at in Europe and the US so this is where the Shiver is the crosshairs fixed on the M800 Honda Hornet, Yamaha FZ6 and so on.

It’s designed to work for inexperienced riders while offering some riding for older hands (ie, for everyone), packaged in a modern, style. A bit like a two-wheeled VW then.

The biggest pain riding a prototype was a more one: it wasn’t road so Aprilia blagged the Fiat vast test centre at west of Milan — aside from an understandable car manifested as Armco lining metre of road on both The Shiver handles so easily and though, it was nowhere near as as it might have been.

The steering is neutral at low speeds, so no in at hairpins, and although it doesn’t direction especially fast it with reassuring stability and a good ride quality for a machine. The riding position is upright, but the bike also wieldy and manageable when you to throw it around.

It’s for commuting comfort although the inevitable wind blast at which will take a fairing to sort — well be in the new model pipeline, as more machines are planned the basic motor. In its Shiver the V-twin is a pleasure to use.

The is very strong, although a more grunt might be (especially if it gets smoother at low and although a couple of Italians about it being flat at the top that’s not what this is about. It’s very in the important 5-8000rpm range, pretty well to 9000rpm and spin to the world’s politest rev at 10,000rpm — with a short … this is inside its potential, so expect sportier and revvier with the basic engine in a year or so. For world riding the motor a treat, and the effort the engineers put into making it sound has paid off as the soundtrack is deep and more like a litre than three quarters of the way

You get a high spec for your with radially-mounted, four-piston up front, fed fluid by braided and like the engine, designed for of use rather than ferocious And on the dash there’s an array of in addition to the usual basic accessed by a menu button on the handlebar.

This is thanks to the car-type electrics, and these in turn the fly-by-wire throttle system, replaces the usual cable twixt twistgrip and butterflies. seen this on Yamaha’s R6 and R1, but its on a budget conscious middleweight is of a surprise. It makes sense when you want to create units with a range of out of the one basic engine, and it does with meeting emissions

The hardware anyway is all off-the-shelf gubbins, so the cost is not prohibitive, its experience that the bike lacks, and with one of the Shiver being ex-Ferrari, they’re in that respect.

Importantly, as far as the is concerned it doesn’t feel any just a responsive motor no stutter or hesitation.

The eternal for any manufacturer in the … middleweight is Suzuki, which punts out the Bandit for £4500 and an even rival, the SV650 for £100 than that. At its projected the Shiver compares well the rest of the field, and its performance and are superior to most too — in the SV feels relatively slow and crude. But £1200 is a lot of money.


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