Bigger Dorsoduro and Shiver for 2017

Aprilia Dorsoduro

Thank the men in suits who thought it was a great idea to stiffen up emissions and noise on motorcycles for giving us bigger capacity motorcycles. Because yet another couple of motorcycles have increased in capacity thanks to new stricter Euro4 controls. Meet the new Aprilia Dorsoduro 900 and Shiver 900.

With capacity upped from 750cc to 900, the new Aprilia Dorsoduro (pictured above) makes 95.2bhp and is also available in a A2 licence-friendly 35Kw version. Aprilia has increased the stroke from 56.4 mm to 67.4 mm, but left the bore unchanged (92 mm).

Styling changes include new clocks, new underseat pipes and a sharper look to the tank sides, fairing and front mudguard.

There’s also traction-control fitted for 2017, new wheels, plus a set of new 41mm Kayaba front forks.

Aprilia has also applied similar changes to the Aprilia Shiver (below) which also gets the new 900 V-twin motor and a host of changes including ride-by wire throttle (as per the Dorsoduro), styling updates and traction-control. The new Kayaba forks are claimed to improve handling and also reduce weight by 450g over the older bike.

Aprilia Shiver
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