The 750 cc Shiver
will hit Canadian showrooms in 2008, according to its importer. The SXV and RXV bikes will now be street legal.
Shiver is a naked bike with a 90-degree V-twin. The frame combines some steel
trellis work with aluminum castings, with a side-mounted rear shock. USD forks and radial-mount front brake calipers all look the business.
At a claimed 189 kg, the thing should be a quick little ride. MSRP is
SXV and RXV models will be equipped for street duties. Powered by a
radical 450/550 cc V-twin engine, the SXV (super moto) 5.5 will
retail for $11,995 and the 4.5 for $10,995, and the RXV (dirt) 5.5
will go for $11,795 with the smaller 4.5 model retialing at $10,795.
Upgrading the bikes for street use has imposed a cost hike on some
models, but the SXV 4.5 holds the line at the 2007 price.
Aprilia, the 850 cc Mana, an auto-transmission model, is not
currently scheduled for a Canadian launch, but is not completely
ruled out either.
In the market for another bike…something different. The Shiver really caught my eye…unfortunately, everyone I talk to says “stay away”….concerns about reliability and availability of required service/repair parts in Ontario (Canada for that matter)….
“People buy Aprilia ’cause the look pretty”…hear that lots too.
Any CURRENT Aprilia owner care to comment….and change my mind?