2009 Aprilia Mana 850

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Aprilia Mana 850

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Now I’ve been riding for a long time to know when I see a bike doesn’t a clutch lever usually gone terribly astray. Aprilia’s RD department have me wrong as they’ve now produced a that’s as easy to ride as a scooter but also versatile and enough to be classified as a motorcycle.

was founded in 1962 (now of the Piaggio Group as of December and the company designs and manufactures all of motorcycles in Noale Italy, production facilities in Scorzè. the years Aprilia has shown its prowess in engineering motorcycles have won many championships. The incarnation of this knowledge is the Mana 850 which features advanced engineering as its high-tech engine controls and useful system.

The first thing notices about a motorcycle is its There’s no denying the fact Italian designers have when producing concepts on to full blown production The Mana embodies this by having a beautiful constructed frame, sculpted headlight and a sided exhaust system.

Hop the Mana and you’re presented a dash that’s clear, and has many features to keep us busy for hours instead of MotoGP on XBOX.

The large speedometer is easy to read duties are accomplished by three lights with a red warning and the digital dash functions like it should; non-intrusive yet the information you need/want while The Mana’s dash is similar to its sibling, the Shiver .

Getting underway is not as easy as it is on a motorcycle. There are a few steps to in order to cruise down local highway. The most is to release the parking brake. that’s right, I said brake.

Since you can’t put the in a gear when parked you need this to keep the from moving. Release the brake, turn the key (wait for the to cycle) hold the front press the kill switch on the clip-on which doubles as the button, select a mode on this later) and you’re

The Mana’s no lightweight at 550+ lbs fueled) but it wears its weight If you want your trusty new to go on a diet ditching the two in one, stainless steel exhaust would be a good start. isn’t mandatory as the suspension gives the illusion of a smaller beneath you and the “flickability” factor is there.

This is due in part to a upside-down fork up front and a shock absorber (mounted in adjustable in spring preload and damping. Maximum wheel is 120mm and 125mm respectively.

a length of just over 81” ft. to be expect) and a wheelbase of 51.7” the is a very stable motorcycle. The set at 24° (trail: 4.05”) is certainly far radical which contributes to stability. After spending a few riding in heavy rain I can attest to the fact that the was as easy to ride in the wet as it was in the dry.

Lending a helping hand in you connected with the road are Sportmax tires mounted on 17” which work in perfect with the characteristics of this

Being on the tall side I the Mana’s rider triangle was right since I didn’t I was reaching for the bars nor having my in my chest like being at a class. Hey, some of the riders do Yoga so don’t it before you try it. Comfort was also by a well padded seat is becoming scarcer on today’s

If you do a lot of touring I’d look into a Corbin or Sargent seat and definitely check out Aprilia’s namely the addition of side and an adjustable windscreen. The latter certainly aid in deflecting the wind your highway travels.

The is Aprilia’s 90° longitudinal V twin …, liquid cooled, overhead cam with chain and four valves per cylinder. this engine with air is one throttle body and Weber electronic fuel injection this mixture at a compression of 10:1. Having 76 horsepower at rpm and 54 ft-lbs at 5,000 rpm on tap doesn’t Hayabusa … but then this isn’t the type of for that.

The power comes on when needed and depending on mode you’re in (what is mode you keep talking you’ll have more or oomph when you twist the

Braking duties are accomplished by piston radial mounted clamping down on 320mm steel floating discs in the and a single piston caliper a 260mm stainless steel in the rear. If I were to take a I’d say Aprilia raided the parts bin of the since the brakes look and identically to it. Like the Shiver, the brakes were adequate but extraordinary.

Perhaps I’m too hard on manufacturers it comes to braking technology but definitely noticed when work really well and they’re so-so. The Mana’s are of the road.

Now if you’re like me filled your bike up fuel thousands of times the customary gas cap on the fuel tank sits right in front of Not so with the Mana however. fuel tank has been and now houses a storage compartment of fitting a full face

It also has a 12V source outlet (I this for my GPS) along the tool kit. Finally the is within easy reach as to being buried between tail section and sub frame. to Aprilia for doing something so to make the riders life in case road side is necessary.

So that begs the “ How do I fill the damn thing up ?” Open up the rear seat and notice the fuel filler True, you can’t fill motorcycle up without getting off but always a give and take in Of course if you are adventurous you could try but I’d advise against it.

If you’re also wondering exactly is the fuel tank you’re pumping precisely 4.2 worth of gasoline in, it’s under-the-seat which distributes more evenly and lowers the center of gravity.

“ Tell ‘em they’ve won Bob! A shiny new transmission .” That’s right and gentlemen, this is where the happens. Remember that mode I kept talking

Well the Mana’s transmission system offers a choice of Autodrive mappings plus a seven-speed, sequential gearshift.

talk about each one of the transmission options:

1. Autodrive . Provides optimum pickup and as the onboard electronics keep the in its best operating range. mode has three additional

a. Touring . Best gas mileage but horsepower.

b. Sport . Best and acceleration but worst gas mileage.

c. . Worst performance and acceleration. be used in wet weather or slippery

2. Semi-Autodrive mode . Allows you to but doesn’t allow you to up shift. is particularly useful for overtaking

3. Sportgear mode . While in Autodrive mode this allows you to shift either the conventional foot lever or shifters mounted on the left

I have to say that not shifting extremely foreign to me but after 5 I was used to it. During stop-n-go I didn’t mind not having to at all. It was a relief not having to a half a million times maybe it would’ve only a few hundred but you get the point) and just on not being the meat in a sandwich two semi’s.

I consistently got 40mpg using the mode with the Touring map and 36mpg while using the map in Sportgear mode. If you’re me then having the paddle will make you feel Michael Schumacher driving on the Autobahn. You easily get used to them and quite possibly never go back to conventional again.

Once more shows that having to suit the needs of its customer is beneficial which in turn to either up sell opportunities for Aprilia owners or first buyers purchasing an Aprilia

One caveat to this type of is that if you’re used to braking or dropping two gears going into a turn will be some adjustments to your riding style riding the Mana. Using mode you can achieve something to traditional engine braking but in mode you can’t. So be aware of when you’re setting up next corner entry.

that, riding the Mana was and I didn’t have to modify the setup as the stock settings fine for my height and weight. you’re not going to toss the around like a super but again it’s not made for Yes, it’ll eat up as many roads as you can throw at it but it does so in its own

I rather enjoyed my time the Mana and there was a bit of sadness I had to return it. If there are any negatives to be it’s that the Mana use another 20 HP, fully adjustable to harness those extra correctly and that Aprilia not produce enough of the Mana. I if you don’t want a large or a typical … bike this will fill niche flawlessly.

Aprilia has once again a motorcycle that not only to the purist of motorcyclists but also just starting their of riding. Of course the sales and units sold will whether or not the buying public a motorcycle like this but if you me for my opinion I’d say Aprilia will not see pleasing statistics but also a to use this type of technology on models they manufacture. bello Aprilia!

The 2009 850 has a manufacturer’s suggested retail (MSRP) of $ 9,899 . Color for U.S. riders include Red and Lead Gray.

Go to Aprilia ( ) to learn more about the 850 and other motorcycles they


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