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MCN overall verdict rating is 4

For 2010 they’ve made the Shiver more user friendly by lowering and narrowing the seat. They’ve also improved the sporting side of the Aprilia by giving the new bike higher and further set back pegs, slightly different bars, narrower rear wheel, and improving the brakes with racy wavy discs. Suspension has also been firmed up slightly. Cosmetically it’s been given a sportier new look and new noise.

Engine

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4.5

Engine wise the Shiver remains virtually unchanged, however Aprilia admit to playing around with the fuelling and fly by wire to make the fuelling smoother. This means power and torque is the same as before 95bhp and 60ftlb of torque, which is enough for a top speed of around 130mph. You don’t really need to bounce the Shiver off its rev limiter as there is plenty of usable torque for a brisk road ride.  

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

The lower and narrow seat means you’re slightly more involved with the bike, more in it than on it. Suspension has been slightly stiffened for 2010 and the additional rear set pegs give the Shiver a sporting edge. Brakes are strong and progressive. Over long distances it’s not perfect but fine for a long days riding with a few breaks.

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

ABS is optional for an extra £300. However, Brembo brakes comes as standard the rear Sacks side mounted shock is also fully adjustable. Additionally to the fly-by-wire the Shiver comes with 3 different engine modes Sport, Touring and Rain, which can be activated on the move. There’s also the same as before LCD multi functional display which can also be operated from the mode switch on the left bar. Compare and buy parts for the Shiver in the MCN Shop.

Aprilia Shiver (2010-current)

Detail Value
New price £7,132
Dealer used prices
£4,460 (2010) - £5,310 (2012)
Private used prices
£4,010 (2010) - £4,830 (2012)
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Engine size 749 cc
Power 95 bhp
Top speed 130 mph
Insurance group 15 of 17
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 4 rating is 4
Engine rating is 4 rating is 4.5
Ride & Handling rating is 4 rating is 4
Equipment rating is 4 rating is 4
Quality & Reliability rating is 4.5 rating is 4
Value rating is 5 rating is 4.5

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 4.5
Owners' rating rating is 4

Considering the price tag of just over £6,000 the new Shiver doesn’t appear of feel budget in anyway. Aprilia have significantly improved there build quality over the last ten years and the new Shiver is evident of that. Steel/cast aluminium mix frame, cast aluminium braced swing-arm and deep quality feeling paintwork. Engine wise there is no reason to question the quality or reliability of the 750 liquid cooled V-Twin.

Value

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 4.5

In the price competitive sector the Shiver appears to be exceptional value for money, cheaper than its Japanese rivals and cheaper than Ducati’s new Monster. For just over £6000 you have a slice of Italian exotica with is just as happy commuting to work or delivering fun miles for in-experienced riders on a Sunday blast. Find an Aprilia Shiver for sale.

Insurance

Insurance group: 15 of 17

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Model History

2007: Aprilia Shiver 750 launched
2009: Half-faired Shiver GT launched
2010: Revised Shiver 750 launched with updated riding position, wavey discs & firmer suspension

Other Versions

Aprilia Shiver GT - half-faired version.

Specifications

Top speed 130 mph
1/4-mile acceleration secs
Max power 95 bhp
Max torque 60 ft-lb
Weight 189 kg
Seat height 800 mm
Fuel capacity 15 litres
Average fuel consumption 40 mpg
Tank range 150 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 15 of 17
Engine size 749 cc
Engine specification 6v 92x56.4mm, 6gears
Frame Tubular aluminium
Front suspension adjustment 43 non adjustable
Rear suspension adjustment Preload and rebound
Front brakes 2 x 320mm 4 pot radial cal
Rear brake 245mm disc 2 pot
Front tyre size 120/60x17
Rear tyre size 180/55x17

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Owners' Overall Rating rating is 4(5 reviews)

  • Excellent fun

    regsy

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    I have ridden fast bikes, fun bikes and big heavy cruisers. My last bike was a Honda Deauville, don't judge me a bike accident left me with back trouble and the big soft Deauville was great. But my back is getting better and although I had plans to upgrade next year I borrowed a shiver while mine was being serviced, Stupidly. The shover is a bike that would never appeal to me, too hard and sporty, too naked, too Italian. I love it, from the first ride I enjoyed the torque, the response and the feedback, it was fun. Each ride brings a big stupid grin to my face, the riding position is upright, and even my 6'4"'s are comfortable, no leg cramps, no wrist pain and no back pain. The handling is good, not nervous or fidgety but planted and willing to do what you it too. Best of all is the engine, you honestly can't beat a torquey twin, don't get me wrong I loved my old ZZR1100 but this is different it a lovely smooth eager pull round most of the rev range. This is a great bike, its not going to lose you your license either, you can have a big grin on your face every day, very good package.

    09 December 2013

  • Disappointing

    Crichton51

    Average rating rating is 2.5

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    Went down from a sportsbike to an all-rounder for commuting in all weathers. Whilst the differences in performance were to be expected, the poor handling has been a real surprise. My bike is virtually new but has a Jerky throttle response and the handling on the front has no feeling and is very light. Make sure you test ride before you buy one - I stupidly didn't. Whilst it has handled long trips with no problem it is actually the commuting which has been disappointing.

    03 September 2013

  • Brilliant

    Dion Sutherns

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    Love it; having had many a bike from all genres I think I’ve settled on a bike to suit my every need. On normal road surfaces it handles the bumps incredibly well when I get somewhere I feel I’ve ridden there as opposed to bounced there as can be the case on some very track orientated modern bikes. The engine and multiple mapping modes are new to me but I’m loving choices. It corners beautifully and inspires confidence whatever the situation. If I had to find a niggle it would be that filling it up is slow as the fuel pump nozzle only goes in a very short way and the fuel light is coming on too early I sometimes have the light come on and then get less than 10L in(maybe I’m doing it wrong). Ace bike though.

    07 August 2011

  • Love at first sight

    bailbath

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    As soon as I saw the new style I loved it and wanted it. One the most perfect bikes I have rode great value for money. The finish is only let down by the decals on the rear panels. The three modes on the engine are easy to select.I love the sport mode it makes the bike so keen.The rain mode is a real safety bonus and it softens the power to allow safe cornering in dodgy conditions. I use it all year round to commute and fun rides the finish has stood up well to the last winter. Is there anything I would change? Yes just give the rear panels a better finish with decals and that's it.

    30 April 2011

  • new rider

    daniellishman

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    just bought the new shiver after passing my test 2 weeks ago. I wanted something with a bit of poke and not a sports bike and the shiver has delivered. Plenty of usable power thats very predictable, great first big bike!!

    17 August 2010

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