Expanding its superbike range in the country, Piaggio India has launched the Aprilia Shiver 900 and Dorsoduro 900 motorcycles at an introductory price of Rs.11.99 lakhs and Rs.12.5 lakhs respectively.
The introductory prices, however, are only available till 30th June and will be revised to Rs.13.32 lakh for the Shiver 900 and Rs.13.83 lakhs for the Dorsuduro 900. The superbikes will be available through the bike maker’s Motoplex dealerships located in Pune, Chennai, Kochi, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Both motorcycles were first unveiled at the 2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show and are imported in the country as Completely Built Units.
The Aprilia Shiver 900 is a naked roadster and replaces the Shiver 750 globally, while the Aprilia Dorsuduro 900 is a replacement to the Dorsuduro 750 and is a dual-purpose motorcycle. This also marks the launch of the Aprilia Shiver brand in India. The Aprilia Shiver 900 gets a 4.3-inch TFT instrument console that displays all the vital information. The system also allows smartphone connectivity through the AMP kit, providing access to the calls and audio files.
In terms of electronic assists, the bike comes equipped with advanced traction control and an upgraded version of ride-by-wire with electronic accelerator system. While the Shiver is an all-new brand for India, Aprilia already sells the Dorsuduro 1200 in the country and the 900 is a more affordable version of the dual-purpose motorcycle. The Dorsuduro 900 shares the same hardware as the Shiver 900 including multiple riding modes.