Aprilia has introduced the Shiver 900 and Dorsoduro 900, adding a new racing dimension to India’s two-wheeler industry. These superbikes will be available through Piaggio Group’s Motoplexes in Pune, Chennai, Kochi, Bangalore, and Hyderabad and will add to Aprilia’s existing superbikes portfolio of Tuono and RSV4. The bikes are now available with special introductory pricing on limited units until June 30th 2017 to encourage racing enthusiasts in the country.
Equipped with a new 900 V-twin engine, the Aprilia Shiver projects maximum torque at any rpm delivering more power and adding to the characteristics without taking away the ease and comfort of riding. The design aesthetics of the bike have been revamped to include side covers on the fuel tank, side panels, tail fairing and front mudguard which highlights its sporty character. The mixed steel trellis and aluminium plates frame creates an extremely compact bike and enhances the riding experience of the discerning bikers. The refined mechanics and excellent chassis structure are set to make these bikes the best in class.
The Shiver has an ultra-modern instrument cluster which comprises of a TFT technology display with a large 4.3” screen. It has the ability to adapt the background and font colours based on the conditions detected by the light sensor. Smartphones can also be connected through the AMP kit and all data related to the calls and audio files can be accessed.
For the first time, the Aprilia Shiver has an advanced traction control system, together with an upgraded version of the ride-by-wire technology which is an evolved ride-by-wire electronic accelerator system, now completely built into the throttle grip. Thereby, making the system lighter and efficient. Aprilia Shiver is the first street bike in the world to be fitted with the ride-by-wire technology since its introduction in 2007. The ride-by-wire technology has come from the Aprilia MotoGP bike and has been adapted by all manufacturers world over.
Like the Shiver, the Aprilia Dorsoduro is also equipped with the ride by wire electronic accelerator system, which enables riders to change the engine mapping, thereby creating a change in the amount of power utilized. The Sport setting provides an immediate and aggressive throttle; the Touring is ideal for touring and daily use, providing a smoother response. The Rain map is ideal for difficult weather conditions and slippery road surfaces.
The Dorsoduro is agile with advanced technical solutions drawn from the characteristics of a sports bike as well as a motard. Reflecting the racing heritage of the brand and derived from the sporting world, the bike has long and flat saddle capable of ensuring the most effective riding position at all times. The chassis of the Dorsoduro creates efficiency, balance and precision for extreme riding at the same time providing the ease for daily use.
The combination of the traction control system along with the continental two channel ABS system adds to the sporty feel of the bike. The bike is also equipped with a new coloured TFT digital instrumentation which is similar to the one on Aprilia Shiver. The Dorsoduro, like all other Aprilia motorcycles, also has the multimedia platform which enables riders to share and manage all their trip information, interface with handlebar controls. Using this platform, riders can also receive indications on consumption, routes and Aprilia service centre locations.
In addition, both the bikes are also equipped with a new, 540 grams lighter Kayaba front fork and lighter three-spoked rims.
“It is our constant effort at Piaggio Group to make the Aprilia brand more accessible to the patrons in the country, with these superbikes- the Aprilia Shiver and Dorsoduro- we plan to appeal to the Aprilia enthusiast.” Said Mr. Stefano Pelle, CEO and Managing Director, Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited (India) on the launch of the superbikes. He further added, “These superbikes reflect the racing heritage of the brand and the riding experience is unmatched by any other product in the similar category.”
Aprilia launches Shiver 900 at Rs. 11.99 lakh, Dorsoduro 900 at Rs. 12.50 Lakh in India
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