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2013 Aprilia Shiver 750
Available colors: Aprilia Black -or- Glam White
Please also see Hot Deals for lower-priced offerings. Many of our demos have been recently added. These are all bikes that have never been sold or titled and therefore get their full warranty beginning when purchased.
Here's our take on the Shiver:
In nearly every aspect, the Shiver impresses and surprises.
To begin, it’s the only sporting 750 V-twin I can think of on the market. A V-twin produces a strong, wide, & flexible powerband. And it’s no slouch with 95 peak horsepower at the crank. The Shiver is very responsive due to its ride-by-wire fuel injection system. This means that when you turn the throttle, you’re giving an input to the computer, which makes decisions based on your twist. Conventional fuel injection merely opens the throttle(s), leaving various sensors to react. Naturally then, ride-by-wire is more responsive. Too fancy? It does have an airplane-inspired redundant backup system. And it’s been very reliable. What if you don’t want more responsive? You get to choose 3 levels (called rain, tour, & sport) at the push of a button. Sport is a bit jumpy in stop & go traffic so most choose tour around town. And we once had a fellow do a test ride a week after getting his motorcycle endorsement, having never owned a bike; he chose rain mode.
Ride-by-wire also means less maintenance: you never have to synchronize the throttle bodies (OK, you really can’t manually at all!). And speaking of maintenance, this is no Italian nightmare. It’s water cooled and the dual overhead cams per cylinder are driven by chains with self-adjusting tensioners. There are no fragile belts that require frequent replacement and manual adjustment. The vales are supposed to be checked for adjustment every 12,000 miles, but this hardly seems necessary, as we’ve never seen a valve out of adjustment on an Aprilia 750 engine. Heck, the oil & filter are only supposed to be renewed every 12,000 miles in normal use; we’d suggest more often with lots of short trips around town in our cool climate. The filter’s cheap & easy to access, as are the fill & drain plugs, and there’s a sight window for oil level.
The Shiver comes with a sealed battery for long life and a 450-watt charging system capable of powering electronic accessories, such as hot grips. We also carry the full line of Powerlet products to add power ports for anything from cell phones to GPS and heated gear. Other popular accessories include hand guards, tank bag, soft saddlebags, luggage rack, and even a hard trunk.
The factory warranty is two years with unlimited miles. We had some bad starters on 2008s and a service update to the starter wiring circuit on 2008s and 2009s. Since then, Shivers have been very reliable. It's not too surprising that for the last 3 years, it has been our best selling Aprilia motorcycle.
Ergonomics, brakes, & suspension are all “sporty standard” as opposed to a harder-edged “sport naked” like the Tuono V4. And the Shiver has some deluxe appointements, such as radially-mounted 4-piston dual front disc brakes, adjustable single-shock rear suspension, upside-down front forks, adjustable hand levers, hydraulic clutch, and stainless steel brake hoses.
We’ve had a wide range of riders buy Shivers: women, men, beginners, experienced riders, commuters, weekend riders; we even had a fellow fly out and ride one home to New York!
And now through the end of November 2013, Aprilia USA is offering a $1,500 rebate on Shivers. A great bike just got even better!
Click here to read Aprilia's specs on the Shiver 750.
Engine: Aprilia V90 Four stroke longitudinal 90° V twin. Liquid cooling. Double overhead camshaft with mixed gear/chain drive; four valves per cylinder.
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: 8.25kgm/59.7 ft-lbs at 7000 rpm.
Fuel system: Integrated engine management system. Injection with Ride by Wire technology control of the throttle bodies
Ignition: Digital electronic, integrated with the injection
Exhaust: Two in one system in 100% stainless steel with three-way catalytic converter and Lambda probe
Generator: 450W at 6000 rpm.
Lubrication: Wet sump
Gear box: six speed, transmission ratio: 1° 36/14 (2.57) 2° 32/17 (1.88) 3° 30/20 (1.5) 4° 28/22 (1.27) 5° 24/25 (0.96) 6° 23/26 (0.88)
Clutch: Multi-plate in oil bath, hydraulically operated.
Primary drive: Spur gears, transmission ratio: 60/31 (1.75)
Final drive: Chain Transmission ratio: 16/44
Frame: Modular steel trellis connected with high strength bolts to aluminium side plates. Detachable rear frame.
Front suspension: 43mm upside-down fork. 120mm wheel travel.
Rear suspension: Aluminium alloy swingarm with reinforcement truss. Hydraulic shock absorber adjustable in spring preload and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 130mm.
Brakes: Front: Double stainless steel floating disc (Ø 320mm ). Four piston radial calipers. Metal braided brake line. Rear: Stainless steel disc (Æ 240mm) with single piston caliper. Metal braided brake line.
Wheels: In aluminium alloy Front: 3.50 X 17" Rear: 6.00 X 17"
Tires: Radial tubeless; front: 120/70 ZR 17 rear: 180/55 ZR 17
Overall length: 2265mm/89.2in.
Overall width: 800mm/31.5in. (at handlebars)
Overall height: 1135mm/44.7in. (at instruments)
Seat height: 810mm/31.9in
Rake angle: 25.7°
Dry weight: 189Kg/416lbs
Fuel tank capacity: 16l/4.23gal
Less discount & rebate: $1,500.00
Sale Price: $7,999.00
*Tax and license fees apply to Washington State residents only.