Aprilia shone at the INTERMOT with some of the well-deserved upgrades for its models. However, its upgrades did not stop at the new Tuono which got the new electronically adjustable suspensions as well as the RSV4 which got a makeover with new graphics, electronics, exhaust tips and valve springs. Aprilia’s 900-cc newbie naked beast, Shiver has gone under the scalpel to get better mechanics for 2019.
The bike saw major updated in its engine soon after it was launched and witnessed an increase in displacement of the engine from 750-cc to 900-cc. With it, the bike also witnessed a surge in power which now stood at 95bhp for 2018.
However, for 2019, Aprilia has updated the Marelli 7SM ECU to the latest generation that is claimed to improve efficiency and smoothness. The updates, nevertheless, does not stop there.
The company claims that the new bike calls for reduced friction in the pistons due to a new anti-friction feature located on the mantle. Additionally, the bike also gets a semi-dry slump lubrication system that helps reduce the loss of power caused by the shaking, thus eliminating the need for an oil radiator by keeping the lubricant consumption and temperature to a minimum.
The new optimised injectors ensure more efficient spraying that might deliver better fuel efficiency. Apart from that, the bike also gets a new automatic decompressor that improves performance at low temperatures.
Shiver’s previous updates came with new clutch components that reduce the load on the lever, an advanced traction control system, two-channel ABS, riding modes and a new TFT instrument display with Aprilia Multimedia Platform with smart-phone connectivity. Similar to the one seen on its semi-faired sibling Tuono which has a new OBTi (Objective Based Tuning Interface) that provides the full ability for the rider to calibrate the suspension according to different situations, all on the new 4.3-inch colour TFT dashboard.