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Aprilia Shiver 900

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Key specs
  • Displacement896.1 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight218 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 13,70,088

Aprilia Shiver 900 is now discontinued in India.

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Aprilia Shiver 900 Summary

Shiver 900 key highlights

Engine Capacity 896.1 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 218 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres
Seat Height 810 mm
Max Power 92.5 bhp

About Shiver 900

Aprilia launched the Shiver 900 in India along with the Dorsoduro 900. It was launched internationally at the start of 2017 as a replacement to the Shiver 750.

The Shiver 900 made its debut at EICMA 2016, where the naked street fighter's details were revealed. Not only does it get a larger displacement V-Twin engine, but it also gets a comprehensive electronics package. As for its looks, the new front mud guard, fuel tank cover, side panels and the tail fairing make it look sportier than the Shiver 750. Like the Dorsoduro, it is built around a steel-tube trellis frame that is bolted on to aluminium side-plates and gets a bolt-on rear sub-frame.

Since the Shiver 900 and the Dorsosuro are based on the same platform, they share various components too. The motorcycle boasts of a 4.3-inch digital instrument cluster. The background and font colours can be changed to adapt to different ambient lighting conditions in order to optimise visibility. A rider can also pair his smartphone to the bike's digital screen by opting for the AMP kit. Through this, he can access the contacts and audio files on the go. The electronics package includes features like a traction control system, a two-channel ABS, ride by wire technology with three ride modes - sport, touring and rain.

The suspension setup on the bike includes 41mm Kayaba inverted front forks and an adjustable mono shock at the rear. Braking duties are taken care of by twin 320mm discs with four-piston Brembo calipers at the front and a single 240mm disc with a single-piston Brembo caliper at the rear.

The Aprilia Shiver 900 is powered by an 896cc, V-twin power plant that belts out 94bhp of power at 8,750rpm and 90Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. This mill comes mated to a six-speed gearbox.

The Shiver 900 will be sold through the Piaggio group's Motoplex showrooms in Pune, Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi and Hyderabad. In terms of competition in India, it goes up against the Ducati Monster 821, Kawasaki Z900 and Yamaha MT-09.

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Aprilia Shiver 900 Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Exclusivity
    • Engine is quite smooth
    • Comfortable ergonomics
  • Could be Better

    • Priced high
    • Limited sales & service reach

BikeWale's Take

The Shiver 900 is a middle-weight naked motorcycle that offers a comfortable ride, power packed engine and lots of exclusivity. The bike is equipped with some good brakes and carbon fibre bits that makes is quite special. But it’s priced quite high and there are hardly any showrooms in the country. 

Aprilia Shiver 900 Review

The Shiver's Italian genes should make it a high-strung, high-maintenence machine. But in reality, it couldn't possibly be friendlier. The only downer is the price. 

What is it?

Why I would buy the Aprilia Shiver 900

Italian design, smooth engine and exclusivity

Why I would avoid the Aprilia Shiver 900

CBU pricing.

 

The Shiver 900 is the naked offering from Aprilia for the street. If you like your big bike under the radar but still one that you can sit and look at for long hours, this is the one for you. Of course, it will have at least some of the negatives of an Italian machine… or does it?

How does it ride?

The Shiver 900 starts up with a soft note, and surprisingly absent are the usual clattery vibrations of a V-twin at idle. Even when it revs through the range, it is smooth. This is complemented by the creamy torque of the 896cc twin, and the throttle response is calibrated to be as docile as a sleepy Labrador retriever in the regular riding mode. However, whack it open in Sport mode and it turns into an attack dog, wanting to hoick the front wheel at any except the lowest revs – this is when you realize it is a 92bhp, 90Nm machine. The reach to the Shiver’s handlebars is not very much, and that engine makes for a very narrow bike. Along with the friendly throttle response and the impression it gives of being a physically smaller machine, rider confidence is always high when astride the Shiver. It also behaves like a smaller capacity machine, being very manoeuverable at city speeds. However, it still retains big-bike handling at speed, making it very usable in most situations. The chassis is a trellis frame not unlike the KTM Dukes we’re so familiar with, and it has simple three-level traction control and ABS levels that can be accessed via buttons on the handlebar. The brakes are up to the job that the engine provides them, hauling the Shiver back to rest with great feel and progression. We’d have loved for it to have some more goodies like a two-way quickshifter but that would have driven the price to completely unreasonable levels.

Anything else I should know?

It is a CBU, meaning the price is unreasonable whichever way you look at it. Of course, you get an Aprilia, which means a lot to the enthusiast, but when you look at the price of the competition like the Triumph Street Triple RS and the Ducati Monster 821… 

However, just a little bit of that is mitigated by lovely design touches like a carbonfibre front fender, and the baffles at the exhaust ends that look like the underseat exhausts are closed. There's also a tasteful '54 world titles' badge on the tank. Elements like these aren't common, and make the Shiver feel special. 

Why should I buy one?

Because it is an Aprilia, with all its racing heritage. The engine’s smoothness and torque are also a big draw. Of course, with a Shiver 900 you’ll have one of the rarest motorcycles in the country, so if exclusivity and practicality (no, we haven’t missed the irony there) are both high on your priority list, you need look no further.

Where does it fit in?

At an ex-showroom price of nearly Rs 13 lakh, it has to punch way above its weight – in the same price bracket as the Honda Africa Twin. Competition like the Triumph Street Triple RS retail at Rs 10.55 lakh, and the Ducati Monster 821 will set you back by Rs 10.36 lakh, all prices ex-showroom.

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 92.5 bhp @ 8,750 rpm

    Max Torque 90 Nm @ 6,500 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 896.1 cc

    Cylinders --

    Bore 92 mm

    Stroke 67.4 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 11.5:1

    Ignition Digital Electronic Ignition

    Spark Plugs --

    Clutch Wet Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 320 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 180/55 ZR 17

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 240 mm

    Calliper Type Front-4-Piston , Rear-Single Piston Calliper

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 120/70 ZR 17

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Front Suspension Upside-down fork

    Rear Suspension Aluminium alloy swingarm with stiffening truss

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 218 kg

    Overall Length 2,130 mm

    Overall Width 810 mm

    Wheelbase 1,465 mm

    Ground Clearance --

    Seat Height 810 mm

    Overall Height 1,110 mm

    Chassis Type Modular Tubular Steel Frame

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Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat No

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System12V DC

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight Type--

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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  •  5Super bike 1 year ago by Varun, Tiruchirappalli

    It deserves more than the showroom price. It's completely comfortable. It has a sexy spidy look..It doesn't require too much of maintenance. It is a very good bike to prefer you can even prefer for others about this bike ...You can even rough use..Speed is extremely sup

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Aprilia Shiver 900 News

  • Aprilia Shiver 900 competition check
    Aprilia Shiver 900 competition check
    02 June 2017
    Nikhil Puthran

    Aprilia has stirred up the competition in the middle-weight plus bike category in the country with the launch of the Shiver 900. The new motorcycle has been introduced as a replacement to the Shiver 750 which is available in the global market. In India, the new offering...

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