2010 Aprilia Shiver & Dorsoduro Factory

The new Shiver looks better than ever. No major changes here – a mildly revised fairing, 5mm lower seat height, different (lower) handlebars, slightly higher and more rear-set footpegs, wavy brake discs and a new paintjob is about it.

The Aprilia Dorsoduro Factory, which is still fitted with the earlier 750cc, 92bhp, 82Nm v-twin engine with ride-by-wire throttle control and three riding modes – sport, touring and rain – which let you customise the bike’s power delivery as needed. The steel tube trellis/aluminium beam frame also remains unchanged, though half of it is now painted red and looks better than ever before.

As you’d expect on an Aprilia with ‘Factory’ in its name, the Dorsoduro gets a lot of carbonfibre bits, adjustable 43mm Sachs fork, Brembo brakes with radial-mount callipers at the front and forged aluminium wheels. There’s also a new analog/digital dashboard with a computer-controlled self-diagnostic system