2009 Aprilia Mana 850 GT Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Aprilia Mana 850

2009 Aprilia Mana 850 GT |

Mana 850 GT Review

The year seems to be the year when could get a breakthrough into our for the future in motorcycling and I think the Mana 850 GT could be the motorcycle to us into a new era in a smooth way.

the owners of Aprilia, deserves for trying to lead the way in many new in the two-wheeled world. Piaggio is innovative three-wheeled scooters MP3) and large capacity with automatic transmission Mana) mainstream, and there are hybrids on its way too.

When it down to …-easy practicality and solutions, the Aprilia Mana 850 GT is up there. Under the tank-dummy, room for a full-face helmet. and in the you can put everything else needed for Release the hand brake, it up twist and go.

This is scooter in a big motorcycle and it really can charm a big bad motorcyclist given half a

I rode the Aprilia Mana 850 GT the conventional Aprilia Shiver 750 GT, and I say that for touring I would the Mana 850 GT each time. is so smooth, easy and practical, and I miss the conventional gearing. The big 850cc twin is a much than the raw 750 twin in the Shiver, and as fast.

The seat is comfortable and from the engine almost I’ve left the Aprilia 850 GT in sports automode. This enable manual downshifts you can use the minus button to gain revs when you want for a little more lively past traffic.

The other modes are rain and touring smoothen the already smooth delivery even more.

The mode is a 7-speed sequential you use the +/- buttons actively. If you forget to when reducing speed the Mana 850 GT will do it for you. no clutch handle on the left of the handlebar and all you have to play is the gear mode buttons.

On the right hand side is the front brake lever and I’m the ABS version.

With powerful mounted brakes the Aprilia 850 GTcould possibly be a bit of a handful for upgrading from a scooter, so the ABS would be recommended for those not so to a powerful front brake. up and down steep mountain I was more than satisfied both the brakes and the power of the engine. No scooter can do these Alpine passes as effortlessly as the 850 GT.

The Aprilia Mana 850 GT is many to many different riders. If upgrading from a scooter or a motorcycle, the Mana 850 is a real If you’re downgrading from a powerful conventional motorcycle, the 850 is a bit of an oddity, though a practical no real world vehicle will take you from in the most effortless fashion.

there not to like about

The center of gravity is quite low on the 850 GT, and the handling slightly different to the 750 GT. If there’s one area the 750 Shiver beats the Mana it’s in the department. The Mana 850 doesn’t with the same ease. but it lean.

The footpegs are scraping through the and I put my knee out just as on any sporty It just doesn’t have the mass centralization and frame as the and so behaves slightly differently the corners. The lower center of makes the Mana very to ride at crawling speed, is important for new riders.

The suspension is but also enables entertainment the countless hairpin corners. At the we find 43mm upside forks, adjustable for preload. In the is a laterally offset shock is adjustable for preload by a knob. The trellis and aluminum swingarm the whole thing together in a fashion.

The tires are Pirelli’s all new ST sport touring tires works well on both dry and wet The dimensions are firmly motorbike in a 180/55-ZR17 rear and a 120/70-ZR17 The standard Aprilia Mana 850 in at a dry 399 pounds and for the GT it’s safe to add at 20 pounds without it being in the press kit.

The Mana 850 GT is distinctive straight as it has an adjustable windscreen. This is slightly better than the one on the Shiver 750 GT, as it is a bit taller. It gave protection against the varying conditions I encountered in the Alps. The big are also standard on the GT, but the top box is an accessory.

The dummy contains a large compartment that will fit a helmet or lots of other essentials. The faux tank is by using a button on the handlebar should the battery ever be there’s a manual button the pillion seat. The compartment is when it’s dark.

For usage, the 76 horsepower 850cc responds immediately and with than enough power to cars far behind you. The Mana as a … bike is the perfect city vehicle motorbike performance and twist-and-go offered by a CVT (constantly variable Life is busy in the city, so if you can the gearing for the machine to worry there’s one less thing for you to about.

Add the ABS brakes and you only concentrate on the Mana where you want to go.

The Mana 850 GT is the motorbike world’s to the prosumer point-and-shoot digital It’s has professional features and but it’s as easy to use as any consumer If you should ever run out of fuel–it’s not as the automatic mode is very efficient–you can open the pillion and refuel the 4.2-gallon fuel

When out for a quick spin or to the shops, the Aprilia Mana 850 GT well be the answer. It’s a creation from Aprilia, and you add in the GT’s extra practicality, not could go wrong. There are handling bikes out there, and the Shiver 750 GT is one of them, but I’ve made my mind up if the choice between the two–the Mana is the for me.

If you want to learn more riding motorcycles, then the Mana isn’t it. It’s the gearbox and clutch and, as doesn’t teach you how to ride a motorcycle. If you don’t care that, then the Aprilia 850 GT is the most practical thing in the

If you do get tired with it after a there’s nothing similar to to except, perhaps, the new Honda

That said, I believe a definite market for this and the biggest potential customer should be current car drivers or riders. For everyone else something worth trying. not necessarily the answer to your motorbike cravings, but it could be the spare bike or preparation for an revolution! Photos by Milagro

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