Aprilia Shiver 900 and Dorsoduro 900 were globally unveiled at EICMA last year; shares 94 bhp making 896 cc V-twin engine
Aprilia has launched two new high-end bikes for the Indian market. They are the Shiver 900 and Dorsoduro 900 that made global debut at the EICMA 2016 and replaced their respective 750 cc versions. While the Shiver 900 is a naked streetfighter, the Dorsoduro 900 focuses on adventurer biking. Comes with an introductory price of Rs. 11.99 lakh for Shiver and Rs. 12.5 lakh doe Dorsoduro (ex-showroom, Pune) till June 30, and the prices will be revised to Rs. 13.32 lakh and Rs. 13.83 lakh respectively. Brought into India as CBU imports, they are available through Motoplex dealerships located in Pune, Chennai, Kochi, Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Aprilia being an expert in making powerful and aggressive bikes for quite long time, both the bikes carry the same legacy. In terms of design, the Aprilia Shiver 900 naked streetfighter comes with a very aggressive and muscular appearance incorporating a sculpted look. It sports a sharp crafty headlamp, fully digital instrument cluster, a chunky looking fuel tank, comfortable seat, narrow tail section with split grab rail and LED taillight, raked high-positioned exhaust under the tail section enhances its visual appeal.
This bike comes built on a chassis that is rigid and offers better stability during high speed run. The Dorsoduro on the other hand portrays its adventure-centric character. It offers a high ground clearance along with a raked front fascia, crafty headlamp, tall visor, digital instrument cluster. The fuel tank looks chunky with the side panels and the seat has been designed to offer the rider better control over the machine even on treacherous terrains.
Both the Shiver 900 and the Dorsoduro 900 are powered by the same 896 cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine that is capable of churning out 94 bhp of peak power at 8,750 rpm and 90 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. Transmission duty is done by a 6-speed gearbox in both the bikes.
Both the powerful bikes share the same braking equipment. Up front, they get twin 320 mm disc brakes and at rear they sport single 240 mm rear disc brake. Also, both the bikes receive ABS for efficient braking. The Aprilia Shiver 900 will challenge the Ducati Monster 821, while the Dorsoduro 900 will compete with Ducati Hypermotard 939.
2017 Aprilia Shiver 900 and Dorsoduro 900 Gallery