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Old 11-09-2009, 01:40 PM   #1
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Anyone own an Aprilia Shiver? Your input...

I'm thinking about getting a Shiver and wanted to know what the people that own one think about it.

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Old 11-09-2009, 01:49 PM   #2
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Old 11-09-2009, 02:17 PM   #3
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I like mine. I bought it new in April and I put 6000 miles on it over the summer, mostly mountain roads. It handles wonderfully and has plenty enough power for me. Mine has been very dependable I haven't had any problems at all.

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Old 11-09-2009, 02:27 PM   #4
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I've already done that. I'm not looking for what people who don't own one think about it or read in magazines. Just about every thread is filled with what people have read about it. What I want is info from ACTUAL owners.


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Old 11-09-2009, 02:37 PM   #5
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I like mine. I bought it new in April and I put 6000 miles on it over the summer, mostly mountain roads. It handles wonderfully and has plenty enough power for me. Mine has been very dependable I haven't had any problems at all.
Thanks, Just what I was asking for. Have you ridden 2-up on it? Passenger thoughts?
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:47 PM   #6
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Yea, I've done some two up rides with my wife. She's good for about an hour before she needs a break, she has complained that the seat gets hot and feels thin, but we did a few 100+ mile rides so it couldn't have been that bad.

The driver accommodations are great, I've done several 8 hour days without any discomfort. The seating position is upright enough that it's comfortable but your leaned forward enough that the wind doesn't kill you at speed.
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Old 11-09-2009, 04:39 PM   #7
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Good thread.
I saw one of these close up at the Montreal motorbike show 2 years back and it impressed me more than anything else. It had the most comfortable position from what I remember that day. At the time I had a Bonneville and decided on a KLR after that.
I keep coming back to that Shiver though- however the T speed triple, Kawi Z750s and a host of others are vying for position in my garage this coming year.
I dont know much about the shiver ie: reliability and two up capability which is important this time 'round. Ill keep an eye on this thread.
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Old 11-09-2009, 06:44 PM   #8
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@ Losdesviados

I heard they offer a Gel seat as well. Do you have an aftermarket exhaust? What kind of range are you getting out of the tank?


A better riding position and 2-up is what I'm going for this time as well. Thats why I wanted input from owners.
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:04 PM   #9
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I've already done that. I'm not looking for what people who don't own one think about it or read in magazines. Just about every thread is filled with what people have read about it. What I want is info from ACTUAL owners.
Sorry you are on the wrong forum for that. Here most people give you advice and opinions without their knowledge or experience on the subject.

BTW, what you want is the Aprilia forum where the owners exchange their problems, solutions and ideas about their Shivers (and DorsoDuros)... Linky...
http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/f...splay.php?f=63
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:31 PM   #10
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I dont own one but was able to do a long test ride on one and very much enjoyed it. I did notice the fly by wire throttle system was a bit lurchy which surprised me as you would think it would have been the exact opposite. I thought it was a heck of a bike for the price for sure. At the time (about 5 months ago) the local KTM dealer was selling them for $8100 OTD.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:35 AM   #11
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I have the stock seat and exhaust. I get about 120 miles before the light comes on, I've gone almost 150 miles before filling up.

Olie is right about apriliaforums.com, a lot of good info there.
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:54 AM   #12
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I had an RSV 1000 Mille for a couple months, but couldn't make it fit me. And I still long for an Aprilia..... the Shiver is VERY cool, and sounds good too!

But my brief exposure to the local Aprilia dealers really turned me off. Snobs, too busy to help you, inappropriate comments, too many things not in stock, they sold my part that I PREpaid for, not calling to inform me as I rode the hour from my house to pick it up, etphuck'encetera.

I could drop their dealership names here, but why bother. I won't be owning my dream Aprilia now or anytime in the future.

Those images of the 2010 Shiver are sweeeeet!
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:57 AM   #13
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There's one on eBay right now, new 08 at dealership. Should be able to a good deal at this time of year.

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Old 11-10-2009, 09:07 AM   #14
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Thanks for the link to the Aprilia forums. I'll be checking them out.

The people that sponser the Aprilia forum have a few 09 shivers for less than 8000. But they are all the way in texas. I'll think I will wait for the 2010 model.
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Old 11-10-2009, 09:46 PM   #15
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