2019 Aprilia Shiver 900 Launched (from RM 72,200)

  • Didi Resources Sdn. Bhd. launched the 2019 Aprilia Shiver 900 today.

  • It features a number of redesigns, mechanical and electronic updates.

  • It also shares a number of components with the RSV4 and Tuono V4 1100.

Didi Resources Sdn. Bhd. launched the 2019 Aprilia Shiver 900 today.

The Shiver 900 marks the first model launched by the new Aprilia Malaysia, since their confirmation as the new distributor, their inaugural track day and opening of a new service centre at The Gasket Alley located in Petaling Jaya. Mr. Goh Kian Sin and Mr. Juan Chow Wee, the Managing Director and General Manager of Didi Resources Sdn. Bhd., respectively, unveiled the new bike.

Being a naked standard, the Shiver 900 should open the door to more Malaysian bikers to the Aprilia brand. It is undoubtedly more accessible than the RSV4 superbike and Tuono V4 1100.

Its predecessor, the Shiver 750 sold well in Malaysia and well-known worldwide as a supremely reliable motorcycle.

The 2019 Shiver 900 was introduced at Intermot 2018.


  • 896.1cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve, 90oV-Twin engine.
  • The engine produces 95.2 bhp (70 kW) at 8,750 RPM, 90 Nm of torque at 6,500 RPM.
  • New more efficient exhaust system.

  • Pistons with reduced friction.
  • Semi-dry internal lubrication circuit reduces power losses.
  • More efficient fuel-injectors.
  • Automatic decompressor to ease starting when the engine is cold.
  • Redesigned clutch reduces lever effort by 15%.

  • The 2019 Shiver 900 enters its third year of production since 2017.
  • Ride-by-wire (rbw) throttle (the Shiver 750 was the first production bike to use that technology).
  • 3 ride mode modes: Sport, Touring, Rain.
  • Marelli 7SM ECU shard with the RSV4 and Tuono 1100 V4.
  • Advanced traction control with three level and switchable.
  • Continental dual-channel ABS.
  • 4.3-inch TFT screen (adopted from the RSV4 and Tuono).

  • The TFT features Aprilia MIA multimedia and phone connectivity, plus navigation (through the smartphone app).

  • Redesigned fuel tank side covers, side panels, tail and front mudguard.
  • Kayaba forks adjustable for preload and rebound damping.

  • Sachs rear shock is adjustable for preload and rebound damping.
  • Offered in Challenging Red and Innovation Dark colours.

95 bhp may not seem much, but the most important factor here is the spread of 2,250 RPM between maximum torque and peak horsepower. This is what’s known as an engine’s “flexibility.” A wider spread means the torque curve is smoother, besides allowing the bike to accelerate quickly in any gear.

The Shiver 900 ought to inherit the Shiver 750’s great handling characteristic, since it retains similar chassis architecture.

The 2019 Aprilia Shiver 900 is fully-imported and priced from RM 72,000 (including SST but not on-the-road).

The bike is available from Aprilia Malaysia at The Gasket Alley, Welly World Cycle Sg. Buloh and Sheng Fatt Sdn. Bhd. in Penang. Please visit the Facebook page and for more information.


Engine type 4-stroke, DOHC, 8-valve, liquid-cooled, parallel-Twin
Displacement 896.1 cc
Bore x Stroke 92.0 mm x 67.4 mm
Power 95.2 bhp (70 kW) @ 8,750 RPM
Torque 90 Nm @ 6,500 RPM
Compression ratio 11.6:1
Transmission 6-speed
Fuel system Electronic fuel injection with ride-by-wire throttle and 3 ride modes
Clutch Multiple-plate wet clutch, hydraulically-operated
Frame Modular tubular steel frame fastened to aluminium side plates. Dismountable rear frame.
FRONT SUSPENSION ø 41 mm upside-down forks, adjustable for preload and rebound damping
REAR SUSPENSION Monoshock adjustable for preload and rebound damping, aluminium swingarm
FRONT BRAKE 2 X radially-mounted four-piston calipers, ø 320 mm floating discs
REAR BRAKE 1 X Single-piston caliper, ø 240 mm brake disc
TYRE FRONT; REAR 120/70-ZR17; 180/55-ZR17
TRAIL 109 mm
WHEEL BASE 1465 mm
KERB WEIGHT 218 kg (with full tank)

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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