Aprilia Shiver 750 becomes Shiver 900

New Shiver 900 with styling tweaks, traction control and new suspension revealed at Eicma

Aprilia Shiver 750 becomes Shiver 900

APRILIA has increased the capacity of its naked middleweight to create the Shiver 900, which made its debut at Eicma today.

Power comes from an 896.1cc liquid-cooled four-stroke V-twin engine, which isn’t new – it’s a stroked-out version of the 750 engine. The increase in capacity comes with an increase in power to 95.2hp at 8,750rpm and 63lb/ft torque at 6,500rpm. Aprilia says midrange torque has been given a significant boost. It will also be available in a 46hp version for A2 licence holders.

The bike still uses a ride-by-wire throttle and for the first time is gains traction control.

Sticking with all things techy – the TFT instrument cluster is also all new too – and it adapts background and font colours to the surrounding conditions.

There’s a new 41mm diameter Kayaba fork in the front and the three-spoked wheels are also new

The styling is has also been revised with new side covers, tank covers, tail fairing  and front mudguard to give the muscular, sculpted aesthetic that does a good job of modernising and evolving the design of the existing Shiver 750 in a post-Yamaha MT world. The bolder aesthetic is also visible in the wheels, frame, shock spring and cylinder head covers.