Aprilia launches two new motorcycles in the Indian market

Aprilia has launched the latest update of the Shiver and Dorsoduro in India. The new motorcycles feature a larger V-Twin engine and updated electronics. The Shiver 900 is a roadster while the Dorsoduro is a touring motorcycle. Both the motorcycles use similar engines and electronics package though. Aprilia launched these motorcycles in the international market last year.

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Powering both the motorcycles is an 896cc, air-cooled V-Twin engine that produces a peak power of 95.2 Bhp and peak torque of 90 Nm. Both the motorcycles carry a similar steel-tube trellis frame which is bolted onto aluminium side plates.

Both the new Aprilia also share the same suspension setup. The front suspension is a Kayaba upside down fork and an adjustable mono-shock at the rear. However, to suit different riding conditions, the Shiver 900 gets a maximum front travel of 120 mm and rear travel of 130 mm. The adventure-centric Dorsoduro gets 160mm of travel at both front and rear.

The braking duty is taken up by twin 320mm floating disc brakes at front with four-piston Brembo callipers and a single 240mm disc at the rear with single-piston Brembo calliper. Dual-channel ABS from Continental is standard in both the models.

The motorcycles also get updated electronics. The motorcycles get switchable traction control. There is a three-way traction control setting in the Dorsoduro while the Siver only gets an on-off switch of the traction. There is ride-by-wire technology and both of them feature three riding modes – sport, touring and rain. The riding console is fully digital. There’s a 4.3-inch TFT display that gets Bluetooth connectivity for any smartphone and can be used to change multimedia on the phone.

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“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.”

The motorcycles will be available exclusively at MotoPlex showrooms in Pune, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. As an introductory offer, the company is offering a reduced price as mentioned below.