2009 Aprilia Mana 850 Reviews, Prices, and Specs

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Mana 850: Perfect of Form and Function

By Richard Sep. 15, 2008

I have a scooter enthusiast for about years now, having a Piaggio BV-200, Aprilia 500, and Piaggio MP3 (the just traded for the Mana). I a seven mile commute to each way; the economy and of the scooter has been a godsend. I the stability and. traction of the MP3 thought I’d found the holy grail — and I saw the specs for the Mana: Oh. My. God.

on-board storage, 850cc and classic Italian sporty SOLD.


(note: I am 5’11,

The seat is very comfortable. Not the lounger that my Scarabeo 500 but just fine. My wife and I that there is actually room for her on the back of the Mana there was on the MP3 — less

The footpegs are well positioned; my lift straight into astride the tank hump. The position is a very comfortable, cruiser-style position with visibility.


I understand owners’ comments about the of the left hand controls, but had any real problems with it in I had to train myself to reach a farther for the horn button due to its past the upshift button. The signal control is a bit small it would have been to have a bit more of a substantial — but it falls naturally my thumb while riding.

I love the excellent trip and perfectly visible speedometer you for putting the primary readings in ). I wish the trip computer had a gauge, but otherwise it is very filled. I had to change settings to and then go into factory mode to change trip from Km to miles, but then was perfect.

The rear brake pedal is well positioned, and I the fact that it has an adjustable The shift pedal is also but coming from more scooters, I am more comfortable with the hand buttons.

The on-board storage is a nice but I find myself carrying (maps, manuals, GPS, shoes, snacks, etc. ) of stowing my helmet. I find it to press the left-hand button to pop the open when parking. just grab my stuff and go.

I learned to use the manual release the bike is off when I am puttering the bike, so I don’t run down the with the interior light.

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The bike has an excellent turning — I can easily make with decent margin on streets. Surprisingly, it feels tippy and more stable at low and stops than my MP3! The is excellent. I rarely feel I need to put a second foot

I like the under-seat position of the tank, lowering the center of


Wow. Okay, I coming from 500cc cylinder maxi scooter but wow what a difference an 850cc makes. It can take off like a from a … stop no fiddling with clutches and The CVT keeps the engine right in the of the powerband, so no matter how fast I am just twist a bit more and it forward.

The touring (auto) mode is so fun that I haven’t really with the semi-auto sport much. And I love the deep, rumble. No sewing machine 😉

I have to admit that I had a bit of about riding this the first time (esp. from smaller traditional But it only took ten seconds to that the amazing power of the is very controllable.

The engine does a very nice job of the bike under deceleration up to the point where the clutch Then the bike free-rolls.

For my needs, the Mana 850 has all nearly all of the that I enjoyed about with all of the sporty fun I lusted in motorcycles. It has great classic and advanced forward-thinking features. I I have found my perfect Read Full Review

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