Aprilia has added a new 900cc V-twin to the new Dorsoduro supermotard and the Shiver naked bike (pictured above) and released prices for Australia.
The Dorsoduro comes in silver and red for $15,790 plus on-road costs and the Dorsoduro is available in silver or “forest green” for $15,190. The former Shiver 750 sold for $12,790.
Piaggio ownership seems to be helping the Italian brand with research and development into electronics and engines.
This latest engine is a stroked version of the 750cc 90° V-twin used in both the Shiver and Dorsoduro.
Power is up just 2kW to 71kW (95.2hp) at 8750rpm. Meanwhile torque increases 7Nm from 82Nm at 4500rpm to 90Nm at 6500 revs.
Apart from the increase in capacity, the new output is reached thanks to a new internal lubrication circuit to limit power loss.
It gets a new exhaust system with a double oxygen sensor that ensures Euro 4 pollution compliance.
The new Dorsoduro and Shiver feature ride-by-wire multimap accelerator, traction control, ABS and three engine maps for Sport, Touring and Rain.
They both have new and lighter Kayaba forks, adjustable for rebound damping and spring preload, 2kg-lighter three-split-spoke wheels and 320mm brake discs.
The bikes also come with new colour TFT digital instruments with a 4.3-inch screen.
There is the option of the Aprilia/Moto Guzzi multimedia platform that connects a smartphone to the bike. It allows the rider to view incoming calls and songs being played.
There is also a wide range of accessories dedicated to sport and touring available for the new 900 models.