There’s nothing shivering about Aprilia’s line-up of its range of Shiver naked motorcycles, thanks to the large fanbase for the Shiver 750 V-Twin.
But its latest offering, the new Shiver 900, having been unveiled today by DiDi Resourses Sdn Bhd, is bound to make competitors in the same class to be shivering of its debut for the Malaysian market.
The new Aprilia Shiver 900 replaces the afore-mentioned 750 predecessor, as the increase in engine capacity is due to the Euro4 specs now compulsory for European Community countries answer comes in the form of the , which is updated for 2019.
To keep up with the competition, the new Aprilia Shiver comes with several updates for 2019… as the motorcycle market is always evolving, and for that reason, manufacturers have to be ahead of the times.
This is exactly what Aprilia have done with the Shiver 900. Unlike the Shiver 750, which was locally assembled in Shah Alam by previous Aprilia franchise holder, Naza, the new Shiver 900 is a fully imported CBU unit from Italy, and is priced at RM72,000.
The Shiver’s 896cc twin engine was given love for the New Year. Pistons were given a special anti-friction coating and lightened pins to help improve outright power, while a brand-new exhaust system boasts improved flow rates. The more power the better. In this case, that’s 95 horsepower and 90 Nm/kg of torque at 6,500 rpm.
Like the 2019 RSV4RR, the Shiver’s styling takes a turn to the dark side, with most paneling on the dark side of the color spectrum. Other bits, like the bright red accents, cylinder heads and main frame add some flash to the Shiver’s persona.
The new Shiver 900 is fitted with Magnetic Marelli’s 7SM ECU, offering superbike-level rider aids to the everyday rider. Even better is the ultra-modern 4.3-inch TFT display that’s identical to that on the RSV4 and Tuono models.
The shiver is built for shredding canyons and tight city streets, which is even more reason for us to outfit it with a racing-inspired suspension package. Out front, a 41mm Kayaba fork handles the Shiver’s damping needs, while a hydraulic shock absorber keeps the rear end riding smooth.
It is also fitted with a set of radial, four-piston brake calipers that clamp to 320mm rotors.
Ripping up the city streets can be tricky is what the Shiver 900 is designed for. That’s why we @ EDPIXS intend to see just how good the motorcycle will be when it’s made available for local media to review it. fitted the Shiver with a set of radial, four-piston brake calipers that clamp to 320mm rotors. Just in case you hit a rough patch.