The Shiver, in many respects, is the forgotten V-twin – which is a shame as it’s a good bike. It’s smart looking, better equipped than most, well proportioned, has a typically impressive and flexible Aprilia powerplant, handles well and is OK value. Being an Aprilia means it’s also different and fairly exclusive, which either appeals to you or it doesn’t. For my money, though, a good Shiver is definitely worth a punt. Its size and spec suit my six-foot frame better than a midrange Monster and its abilities aren’t that far short of the Street Triple.