Aprilia Dor­so­duro and Shiver get 900cc up­date

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Aprilia have re­vealed that both the Dor­so­duro and Shiver are to re­ceive some key up­dates for 2017.

The most no­table of changes to the mod­els (which both share the same base plat­form) is a ca­pac­ity hike from 749cc to 900cc, which has been achieved by length­en­ing the stroke from 56.4mm to 67.4mm, while the bore re­mains the same at 92mm, bring­ing the peak power to 93.9bhp at 8500rpm and more im­por­tantly in­creas­ing the torque to 66ftlb at 6500rpm. This makes the en­gine re­sponse, ac­cord­ing to Aprilia, more lin­ear, with ben­e­fits com­ing from in­creases to the ac­cel­er­a­tion, es­pe­cially in the mid­dle of the rev range.

A com­pre­hen­sive elec­tron­ics pack­age up­grade also sees both mod­els be­ing brought up-to-date. They now fea­ture a new and lighter ride-by-wire sys­tem with se­lectable sport, tour­ing and rain throt­tle maps, com­pli­mented fur­ther by a new 3-way ad­justable trac­tion con­trol and ABS sys­tem that are switch­able and will now come as stan­dard.

A 4.3-inch TFT screen forms the ba­sis of the new dash, which is the same as the unit that’s used on Aprilia’s RSV4 and Tuono 1100 V4.

A new 41mm Kayaba fork fea­tures on both mod­els and is fully ad­justable, while the new three-spoke wheels are 2.1kg lighter than those on the 750 mod­els.

Both the Dor­so­duro and Shiver will be more ac­ces­si­ble now, too – with an op­tional re­stric­tor kit avail­able, al­low­ing the bikes to be rid­den by A2 li­cence hold­ers.

DOR­SO­DURO HIGH­LIGHTS New 896cc 90-de­gree V-twin en­gine USD fully ad­justable 41mm Kayaba forks New three-split spoke wheels 2kg lighter DOR­SO­DURO FACTS O 93.9bhp O Seat height 870mm O Torque 66ftlb @ 6500rpm

SHIVER HIGH­LIGHTS O New 4.3-inch dash O Ride-by-wire with rider modes O Trac­tion con­trol and ABS as stan­dard SHIVER FACTS O 93.9bhp O Seat height 810mm O Torque 66ftlb @ 6500rpm

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