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aks801
07-25-2008, 10:06 PM
http://www.apriliausa.com/modelli/road/modello_txt.asp?id=123

Got a close look at the new Shiver 750 at ExImports in Houston today. What a sweet bike! Very comfortable standard riding position. Footpegs mounted fairly low so I was not cramped in the least (I'm 6' tall). Very interesting frame and suspension design. Priced at 9 grand, with 2 year warranty.

I hadn't heard or seen anything about this bike before, so it took me totally by surprise. Seems like a good choice for someone who wants an Italian exotic for local riding, commuting, and short-ish country jaunts.

Thoughts, anyone?

Jyn
07-25-2008, 10:16 PM
Wrap this one up, I'll take it: http://www.apriliausa.com/modelli/road/zoom_photogallery.asp?id=675#

750cc Vtwin :drool:. Seems a bit heavy at almost 420lbs dry, though.

donroger1
07-26-2008, 11:29 PM
Wrap this one up, I'll take it: http://www.apriliausa.com/modelli/road/zoom_photogallery.asp?id=675#

750cc Vtwin :drool:. Seems a bit heavy at almost 420lbs dry, though.

The Yamaha FZ6 comes in at 410lbs with similar power. I do like the Aprilia though...................

Earthpilot
07-26-2008, 11:48 PM
I rode the Shiver in June at AF1 about 10 miles, then put about 125 miles on a MANA.
The Shiver has similar ride and ergo's as the Tuono, just a little less grunt. Very smooth motor , with good fueling all all rpm's. This Shiver had Leo Vince' cans and sounded really good. The pricing of these bikes is good considering the current exchange rate with Europe.
The first "Dorsoduro" version of the Shiver competed in the Pikes Peak Hillclimb last week and did quite well:

http://www.cyclenews.com/ShowStory.asp?HeadlineID=12710

here is a link to the writeup I did on the MANA:

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153311

bung
07-27-2008, 07:54 PM
Eurosport has had a Shiver on the floor for a few weeks now. I'm surprised it hasn't sold yet.

pacman
07-27-2008, 09:21 PM
I rode the Shiver in June at AF1 about 10 miles, then put about 125 miles on a MANA.
The Shiver has similar ride and ergo's as the Tuono, just a little less grunt. Very smooth motor , with good fueling all all rpm's. This Shiver had Leo Vince' cans and sounded really good. The pricing of these bikes is good considering the current exchange rate with Europe.
The first "Dorsoduro" version of the Shiver competed in the Pikes Peak Hillclimb last week and did quite well:

http://www.cyclenews.com/ShowStory.asp?HeadlineID=12710

here is a link to the writeup I did on the MANA:

http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=153311



What were your impressions of the Mana?

Earthpilot
07-28-2008, 10:02 AM
What were your impressions of the Mana?

Read the link I posted, it's all there.
I like the MANA a lot, seamless power, handling on par with pretty much any production street bike currently(although the forks are non adjustable )
If Aprilia put that motor and drivetrain into a "cruiser" model that had
"standard" styling they wouldn't be able to build enough for demand.
Regarding the CVT belt, recommended replacement intervals is
around 12K miles, the belt is about $50.00 and actual labor time is less than 1 hour.

weekend_warrior
07-28-2008, 11:21 AM
They have one at the KTM shop in Lubbock. They are a bit more in price though. I really like the looks of them.

pacman
07-28-2008, 11:55 AM
Read the link I posted, it's all there.
I like the MANA a lot, seamless power, handling on par with pretty much any production street bike currently(although the forks are non adjustable )
If Aprilia put that motor and drivetrain into a "cruiser" model that had
"standard" styling they wouldn't be able to build enough for demand.
Regarding the CVT belt, recommended replacement intervals is
around 12K miles, the belt is about $50.00 and actual labor time is less than 1 hour.

Oops, I thought both link were for the Shiver. Thanks. :thumb:

Too bad they didn't give it a belt final drive, too.

whitesands
07-28-2008, 07:20 PM
That's a very nice bike....

Shaggy
07-31-2008, 04:36 PM
Its nice looking no doubt, but is it just me or are a lot of new street bikes starting to look a lot like dirt bikes?