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    That parts PDF for the Shiver 900 outlines the three colours, which I hadn't noticed before in the publicity shots.
    The colours are Pulsar Grey, White and Raptor Green:


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    The green would be nice, if it weren't for that red frame, valve covers and spring - simply making them grey makes a huge difference on all three schemes. Not overly sold on the satin finish on the paint or the "photoetched" front fender / guard, either.


    The Dorso's PDF doesn't seem to imply any colour variants.

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    So Aprilia's power claims are actually understated, not in terms of what they claim for peak power at crankshaft but in terms of what I saw at rear wheel comparing dead stock 750 to dead stock 900. Graph to follow shortly but 9 bhp better and 9 ft/lbs as well, redline slightly lower but revs rise MUCH quicker.
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    Sweet! Can't wait to see the graphs!!!
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    just brought home the DD900. i think its true love.

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    sadly those look the spitting image of the KYB forks Yamaha put on the FZ09 minus the left side preload. I expect they'll perform equally well - ie. Not.
    Suspension - the most important part of a motorcycle.
    Good performance doesn't have to be expensive.

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    Hey everyone,

    Shiver owner here and yesterday had the opportunity to take the 900 for a quick ride. Shorter, sportier and feels lighter. I am not sure if it was the extra power or better mapping but the engine felt more refined and more fun. At high speeds it was more stable and the wind did not bother me as much as on my 2008 750. The maps are improved. Sport mode is finally usable and very enjoyable. Throttle is more precise with no jerkings at low speeds, feels tight at first but you get used to it. I don't remember any fuel gauge, just the warning light that you are out of juice. The new front suspension felt better for urban riding but somewhat on the soft side. I did not have time to mess with settings but I suppose it can be adjusted to sportier riding. Overall, it is an improved bike, it's how the shiver was supposed to be. It left me wanting a little more power but it managed to put a smile on my face while riding it.

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    I did suspect they would understate the power for the 900, what with the overstating of the 750's power and the A2 licence requiring no more than 95 bhp. Keen to see the curves!

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    Motorcycle.com youtube video

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