Naza Premira has launched the CKD edition of the Aprilia Shiver 750, and has announced that local assembly of the model by Naza Bikes will begin next year – production will start in January at the Naza manufacturing facility in Shah Alam.
Malaysia is the first country in which Aprilia has Shiver 750 assembly operations outside of Italy. A total of RM5 million is being invested in the development of the CKD assembly operations, with a further RM1 million set to be devoted to parts inventory.
The facility in Shah Alam is capable of producing 1,200 units in the initial year of operation, but Naza Premira is targeting a more modest volume, aiming to sell 600 units of the Shiver 750 CKD Edition next year.
Initially, the locally-assembled units will only be for the Malaysian market, but the company is exploring the prospect of increasing production capacity to between 3,000 to 5,000 units if expansion in the ASEAN region happens. The Shiver 750 CKD Edition will be the only model built here – all other Aprilia models will continue to be imported.
The naked bike, which will be available in red and black, is powered by a V90 four-stroke longitudinal 90-degree V-twin 750 cc engine offering 95 hp and 81 Nm. Novelties include a Ride by Wire electronic throttle – the Shiver was the first bike in the world to be equipped with the tech when it was introduced in 2007.
The Aprilia Shiver 750 CKD Edition is priced at RM43,888, and comes with a two-year manufacturer warranty.
- Source: paultan.org