Aprilia SL900 Shiver: history, specs, pictures

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Aprilia Shiver 900
Also called Shiver 900
Production 2017 - 2019
Class Supermotard
Four stroke, longitudinal 90°V twin, DOHC, with mixed gear/chain timing system,4 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 92.0mm x 64.1mm
Horsepower 91.06 HP (67.9 KW) @ 8750RPM
Torque 66.38 ft/lbs (90.0 Nm) @ 6500RPM
Fuel System injection. ride by wire integrated engine control system.
Ignition digital electronic, integrated with the injection
Spark Plug NGK `17-19[1]
Battery YUASA YTX12-BS '18-19 [2]
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: multiplate wet clutch, hydraulically operated
Suspension Front: kabaya upside-down fork, 41 mm. adjustable hydraulic rebound damping and spring preload.
Rear: double sided aluminum alloy swingarm. sachs monoshock absorber with adjustable preload and rebound damping.
Brakes Front: double disc. abs. wave disc. four-piston radial calipers.
Rear: single disc. wave disc. single piston caliper. abs.
Front Tire 120/70-zr17 `17-19 [1]
Rear Tire 180/55-zr17 `17-19 [1]
Wheelbase 56.69 inches (1440 mm)
Length 89.17 inches (2265 mm)
Width 31.5 inches (800 mm)
Height 44.69 inches (1135 mm)
Seat Height 31.89 inches (810 mm)
Weight 456.36 pounds (207.0 Kg) (dry), 218.0 kg (wet)
Fuel Capacity 3.96 Gallon (15.00 Liters)
Related Aprilia Dorsoduro 900
Manuals Service Manual

The Aprilia Shiver 900 was a v2, four-stroke standard produced by Aprilia between 2017 and 2019. Max torque was 66.38 ft/lbs (90.0 Nm) @ 6500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 91.06 HP (67.9 KW) @ 8750 RPM.

Engine[edit | edit source]

The engine was a liquid cooled v2, four-stroke. A 92.0mm bore x 64.1mm stroke result in a displacement of just 896.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit | edit source]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the multiplate wet clutch, hydraulically operated.

Chassis[edit | edit source]

It came with a 120/70-zr17 front tire and a 180/55-zr17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. abs. wave disc. four-piston radial calipers. in the front and a single disc. wave disc. single piston caliper. abs. in the rear. The front suspension was a kabaya upside-down fork, 41 mm. adjustable hydraulic rebound damping and spring preload. while the rear was equipped with a double sided aluminum alloy swingarm. sachs monoshock absorber with adjustable preload and rebound damping.. The Shiver 900 was fitted with a 3.96 Gallon (15.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 456.36 pounds (207.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 56.69 inches (1440 mm) long.

2017 Aprilia SHIVER 900[edit | edit source]

Powered by a new twin-cylinder engine, the naked bike from Noale grows in engine capacity to guarantee more torque and more fun. New performance combined with an absolutely top shelf frame for a rideability that raises the bar to new heights in the naked sport bike segment. Aprilia Shiver 900 evolves the original project of a motorcycle that, from its first appearance on the scene in 2007, marked a turning point as the first factory bike fitted with Ride-by-wire technology to manage engine throttle valve electronics.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Overview[edit | edit source]

THE NAKED BIKE FROM NOALE GROWS IN DISPLACEMENT WITH A NEW EURO 4 TWIN- CYLINDER CAPABLE OF MORE THAN 95 HP AND 90 NM OF TORQUE NEW PERFORMANCE COMBINED WITH AN ABSOLUTELY TOP SHELF FRAME FOR A RIDEABILITY THAT RAISES THE BAR TO NEW HEIGHTS IN THE NAKED SPORT BIKE SEGMENT AN INTUITIVE, POWERFUL, AGILE AND TECHNOLOGICAL BIKE IS BORN IN THE BEST APRILIA TRADITION, DEDICATED TO ABSOLUTE RIDING PLEASUREAs always, Aprilia makes refined mechanics and an excellent chassis structure the winning values on its new bike. The new Aprilia Shiver 900 evolves the original project of a bike that, from its first appearance on the scene in 2007, marked a turning point as the first factory bike fitted with ride-by-wire technology to manage engine throttle valve electronics. A technological first from Aprilia derived directly from the racing world, the Aprilia Cube, in fact, was the first MotoGP bike to use this technology in 2002 and since then all of the global manufacturers have followed suit. The Aprilia Shiver 900 increases in performance, thanks to the new 900 V-twin engine, capable of increasing not only the power, but more importantly, the maximum torque delivered at any rpm at top levels for its category. More power and more character that translate into great riding satisfaction without sacrificing the ease and comfort that have always been characteristics of the Aprilia Shiver. It stems from a bike that has made novice and expert riders alike fall in love, thanks to its chassis architecture that, in the best Aprilia tradition, draws on the know-how of a manufacturer that has won 54 world titles in its brief history and that currently has bikes in premier competitions like MotoGP and Superbike. The new superstructures – fuel tank covers, side panels, tail fairing, front mudguard – a profound revamp to the aesthetics make the new naked sport bike from Noale stand out at a glance. The new twin cylinder also stands out for its aggressive features highlighting its distinct sport character: the wheels, frame, shock spring and the cylinder head covers are now painted red. The instrument cluster is completely new and made up of modern TFT technology to ensure information is perfectly legible. The large, 4.3” screen (the same one used on the new Aprilia RSV4 and Aprilia Tuono 1100 V4 versions) allows all on board information to be clear at all times, thanks in part to its capacity of adapting the background and font colors based on light sensor detection of conditions. Connectivity with your smartphone, provided as an accessory with the AMP (Aprilia Multimedia Platform) kit, also provides the data related to incoming/active calls on the screen, as well as information related to the use of an intercom or any audio files being played. For the first time, the easy to ride, powerful and technologically advanced Aprilia Shiver 900 now has an advanced traction control increasing safety while ensuring dedicated performance. From stop and go to flowing routes, mountain passes to touring treks, even long range the Shiver 900 invites you to fasten your helmet and set off in search of the best sensations on two wheels.

A New Engine, New Power[edit | edit source]

The new Euro 4 engine grows to 900cc from the 750cc on the first version. This increase was achieved thanks to the increased stroke that means the power at the shaft exceeds the threshold of 95 HP and, more importantly, significantly increases torque at medium rpms, all to the advantage of pick up power during acceleration and coming out of corners. The 90 Nm (66.38 lb ft) of torque at 6,500 rpm that are consequently obtained guarantee pure fun in the saddle. The new powerplant maintains the 90-degree angle between the two cylinders, as well as a timing system with four valves per cylinder, dual overhead cam and liquid cooling. On the other hand, the engine now has a more efficient lubrication circuit and the new Marelli 7SM ECU. The new Shiver 900 receives the full benefits of Aprilia’s extensive experience in electronic control systems and riding support for which the Aprilia RSV4 – the supersport bike that has won seven World SBK titles (three Rider and four Manufacturer) in its racing version and that is consistently at the top of its category in the street version – is an unrivalled example. Out of this experience and from this Aprilia technological first, the Shiver 900 features an advanced traction control system that guarantees maximum safety, but also pure brilliant riding enjoyment thanks to the dual control that acts on both ignition and on the motorized throttle valves, making its intervention smooth and easy to manage. The Ride-by-wire feature, that made its début as standard equipment for a factory bike on none other than the first Shiver version, also changes and evolves. On this latest version, the system becomes lighter thanks to a reduction in weight of more than half a kilo. The exhaust pipes, one of the characterizing aesthetic elements of the Aprilia Shiver with their placement under the saddle to give the side view of the bike an extremely clean look, have also been redesigned. They maintain the original position, but the end of the silencer is shorter and directed upward. The exhaust flow is now directed downward and to the side in order to prevent interference with the passenger and to guarantee greater comfort. A Chassis Architecture Worthy of the Aprilia Tradition The performance provided by the new engine is perfectly matched to an ultra-fine chassis architecture, easy to ride and intuitive, but at the same time incredibly high performance that, in the best Aprilia tradition, is simply unmatched in the category. In fact, the mixed steel trellis/aluminum plates frame provides standard-setting stiffness, defines an extremely compact bike and ensures that it is capable of catering to all riders with no problem, as well as enhancing the riding skills of more expert motorcyclists. This makes technical routes a favorite playground for the Shiver 900. The Shiver 900 structure takes advantage of all the proverbial Aprilia know-how where frames are concerned and draws from the on-track experience gained in the Supermoto competitions where Aprilia boasts no less than seven World Titles. The trellis upper part in steel tubing is connected to wide spread aluminum lateral plates using special, high-resistance bolts. The combination formed by these elements forms an extremely stiff and lightweight frame, an extremely rational and excellent solution for reining in all the horses of the new Aprilia V90.

The contained longitudinal development of the engine has led to obtaining an agile bike, a feature that also benefits from the choice to position the shock absorber laterally. Thanks to this solution, space was created for the exhaust manifolds that have a shape and volume calibrated to perfection in order to get the best performance from the engine. This has allowed for an optimum exhaust manifold layout, without having a significant impact on the length of the bike and without thermally stressing a fundamental riding element like the shock absorber. The aluminum alloy swingarm with stiffening truss boasts stiffness values at the top of its category and it is sized to withstand the asymmetrical stress of the laterally positioned shock absorber. Aprilia Shiver 900 adopts a new 41 mm stanchions Kayaba fork, almost a half kilo lighter than the one mounted on the first version, adjustable in hydraulic rebound damping and spring preload, with chill cast feet to support the radial callipers. The 120 mm travel lets you smoothly tackle urban and mountain routes. The two steering yoke plates are made of forged aluminum. Rear shock absorber, mounted on the side, is pivoted directly to the swingarm, following the cantilever layout. Adjustable spring preload and hydraulic rebound, with rear wheel travel of 130 mm. The sporty, three-spoked rims are also new, inspired by the standard Aprilia Tuono V4 wheels and contributors to containing the weight, reducing the front by 0.9 kg and the rear by 1.3 kg. This leads to a drastic reduction of the gyroscopic effect and therefore greater agility for the bike, improved suspension functionality thanks to the reduction of unsprung masses and quicker acceleration. The new wheels come with 120/70 front tires and 180/55 on the rear. The braking system, equipped with two-channel ABS, implements radial callipers to highlight the sport-orientation and 320 mm discs on the front, and single-piston caliper with a 240 mm disc in the rear. Both front and rear systems have metal braided lines derived from the aeronautic sector, eliminating buffering effect of conventional lines while guaranteeing maximum braking precision. Original Aprilia Accessories Range: Sport and Touring A wide range of accessories dedicated to sport and touring is available for the Shiver 900 as well. The former highlight the sport soul and the unmistakable Aprilia racing character: parts in precious carbon, billet aluminum components, such as brake and clutch fluid reservoir covers, brake and clutch levers and mirrors, as well as the must-have frame guard and fork bumpers. The accessories dedicated to touring increase the comfort of the Shiver 900, such as the comfort saddle, side panniers and the seat bag. As with the other Aprilia motorcycles, the Aprilia Multimedia Platform is available which, thanks to Bluetooth connectivity and the interface with handlebar controls and the new TFT display, allow the rider to manage and share all the trip information, from data on more sport-oriented riding to touring-related information, with indications on consumption, routes and trip speeds, grip conditions and even Aprilia locations.

Make Model Aprilia SL 900 Shiver
Year 2017 - 18
Engine Type Four stroke, longitudinal 90°V twin, DOHC, with mixed gear/chain timing system,4 valves per cylinder
Displacement 896.1 cc / 54.6 cu-in
Bore X Stroke 92 x 67.4 mm
Compression 11.0:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Lubrication Wet sump
Exhaust 100% stainless steel 2-in-1 with 3-way catalytic converter and oxygen sensor
Induction Integrated engine management system. Injection with 3-map Ride- by-wire throttle valve opening management (Sport, Touring, Rain)
Ignition Digital electronic, integrated with the injection
Starting Electric
Max Power 70.0 kW / 95.2 hp @ 8750 rpm
Max Torque 90.0 Nm / 9.17 kg-m @ 6500 rpm
Clutch Multiplate wet clutch, hydraulically operated
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Gear Ratio 1st 36/14 (2.57) 2nd 32/17 (1.88) 3rd 30/20 (1.5) 4th 28/22 (1.27) 5th 26/23 (1.13) 6th 25/24 (1.04)
Primary Drive Straight cut gears, drive ratio: 38/71 (1:1.87)
Secondary Drive Chain. Drive ratio: 16/44
Frame Modular tubular steel frame fastened to aluminum side plates by high strength bolts. Dismountable rear frame.
Front Suspension Upside-down fork, stanchions Æ 41, with adjustable hydraulic rebound damping and spring preload.
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in
Rear Suspension Aluminum alloy swingarm with stiffening truss. Hydraulic shock absorber with adjustable extension and spring preload.
Rear Wheel Travel 130 mm / 5.1 in
Front Brakes 2 x Ø320 mm discs, stainless steel floating discs. Radial, four- piston callipers. Metal braided brake line. Continental two-channel ABS system.
Rear Brakes Single Ø245 mm stainless steel disc, Single piston caliper. Metal braided line
Front Wheel Aluminum alloy 3.50 X 17"
Rear Wheel Aluminum alloy 6.00 X 17"
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Rake 25.9°
Trail 109 mm / 4.3 in
Dimensions Length 2120 mm / 83.5 in Width 800 mm / 31.5 in (at handlebars) Height 1135 mm / 44.7 in (at instruments)
Wheelbase 1440 mm / 56.7 in
Seat Height 810 mm / 31.6 in
Dry Weight 189 Kg / 445 lbs
Fuel Capacity 15 Liters / 3.9 US gal

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019. 
  2. 2021 Yuasa Powersports Battery. Yuasa guide. 2021.