Upcoming Aprilia Bikes in India
Another Italian motorcycle manufacture, the Aprilia is entering India by launching two bikes in the month of August, 2017. As there is already a viral news going around about the Ducati’s hot five bikes, the upcoming Aprilia bikes in India create more expectation.
Aprilia will launch a naked street fighter in the name of Shiver and a sport adventure motorcycle called as Dorsoduro. Both the motorcycles are powered by the 900cc engine setup, and will replace the 750cc variant of both the bikes available globally.
The currently available 1200cc variant Dorsoduro is the head to head rival of the Ducati Hypermotard 939 SP. Both, Dorsoduro and Shiver are powered by the 896cc, V twin engines capable of producing out a maximum power of 95.2 HP at 8,750 RPM and a peak torque of 90 NM at 6,500 RPM.
The Upside down forks of 41mm from Kayaba at the front and pre-adjustable monoshock at the rear are the suspension specifications. The ride by wire technology of the second generation is available in both the motorcycles. The ultra-lightweight aluminium trellis frame supported by the aluminium swingarm retains the stiffness.
The Aprilia Dorsoduro and the Shiver will be stopped by the dual 320 mm disc with four piston calipers in the front and 240 mm single disc with mono caliper in the rear. Both the braking units are powered by Brembo. Two channel ABS may be added in the standard variants of both the motorcycles.
The tail attached Dual exhaust and the Knuckle guards offer a cool look for the upcoming Aprilia bikes. Other features like traction control, triple driving modes for various climatic conditions, smartphone connectivity and racing pattern foot pegs are available.
The price of the Aprilia Dorsoduro and Shiver is expected to be INR 13-14 Lakh, since the motorcycles are about to import directly from Italy. Taking an alliance may keep the price competitive.