Aprilia Mana 850 — CycleChaos

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Aprilia Mana 850

Aprilia Mana 850

With its and unmistakably Italian design, the 850 is unique among motorcycles. Its Sportgear transmission is electronically to deliver unrivalled riding

No ordinary motorcycle, the 850 Mana is to change the riding habits of all over the world.

The Mana all the stress from motorcycling injecting more satisfaction and fun into riding under all from commuting to sports on the open road.

All you need to do to a whole new world is press the on the handlebars. Everything is managed by an control system that you free to relax and enjoy the

The transmission management system a choice of three “Autodrive” plus a manual, seven sequential gearshift.

The clutch has gone: the extraordinary sportgear gives the pleasure of a very gearshifting with brilliant especially in acceleration.

On the Mana you can be certain to find the perfect for any traffic condition and riding Whether you are just nipping town or blowing away the on a winding country road, the 850 always delivers the ideal and the same unique riding Whatever the conditions, and whoever the (even the most demanding), the guarantees a perfect, peak-efficiency that lets you discover unknown potential.

The Mana the rider three possible

Sequential mode: The rider for himself when to change either using the conventional or a switch on the handlebars. A servo shifts the main pulley to between the seven gear amazingly quickly.

Fully mode (Autodrive): Sophisticated assume control over and the CVT transmission keeps the engine at maximum torque speed for pickup and acceleration. The Sportgear offers a choice of three

Touring: for minimum consumption and usability,

Sport: for top performance blistering acceleration,

Rain: for use on wet or roads

Semi-Autodrive mode: it the rider only to change independently. This is particularly for overtaking at maximum torque or for boosting engine braking riding down a hill.


Aprilia has always in utility design, but has developed the to its maximum expression on the 850 Mana, a … that is more than any other. The saddle is only 800 mm. Loading capacity has no in the motorcycle world.

The 16 litre is located under the seat, than normal, to distribute more evenly and lower the centre of gravity. The “traditional” location is occupied instead by an storage compartment that is with non-slip, non-scratch and big enough to house a full helmet. The compartment also mobile phone storage and a 12V socket.

The vehicle documents and are also located inside the compartment. Engine

The 90° V engine chosen for torque and power is the perfect match for this of transmission. The engine delivers 76 at the crank and well in excess of 7 kgm of (at 5,000 rpm).

As is traditional for Aprilia’s big bike lubrication is provided by a dry sump with a separate oil reservoir inside the engine to minimise weight.

Efficient engine is ensured by a generous size box and exhaust system. The electronic management system incorporates a Weber Marelli electronic injection unit with a 38 mm throttle body and twin ignition.

The Mana’s high engine respects the environment emissions well within the established by Euro 3. Frame, brakes: 100% Aprilia

The steel tube trellis sets new standards for this of machine and ensures top level in line with the characteristics of the engine. The single piece swingarm is damped by a monoshock is laterally offset to free up for the exhaust pipe behind the and make the motorcycle more The 850 Mana has a wheelbase of only mm, extremely short for a ….

The 43 mm down fork slides and features an optimised setup for performance even under riding conditions.

At the rear, the is operated directly by the swingarm and adjustments for spring preload and rebound damping.

Impressive power is delivered by the very braking technology currently developed in-house by Aprilia. calipers with 4 pistons are the of the art for motorcycle brakes and ensure active safety under all conditions. The generous front are 320 mm in diameter, the standard size for big bikes, and are complemented by a single 260 mm disc.


The Mana is a sports motorcycle with mapping modes and a unique System that allows or semi-automatic control of the drive for sports performance.

To some purists, scooters either or small, and by extension two-wheelers utilize similar technology never be acceptable.

For two-wheel however, including myself, is the start of something evolutionary and

The Aprilia Mana provides that are familiar to most riders, but not to most mid- or motorcycle riders. These do not detract, but rather enhance the experience.


As they opportunity knocks when you expect it. Back in June, Head Canada, the local dealer, had agreed to an extended ride of the 2008 Aprilia 750 so that an evaluation could be for wBW.

But upon entering the display area and spotting the Passion Red and the Black Mana a model not expected to be seen in America, the short-term focus The units had just been and had not even been PDI’d.

that week, with the Shiver and the Mana ready to go as of the demo fleet, a tough had to be made. But as we had already spent on the Shiver, the Mana became the test priority.

Wikipedia many interpretations of the word As it applies to the 2009 Aprilia 850 the “stuff of which magic is well as the substance of which are made” listing will do

While many large (400 to 650cc) really and handle, bringing big smiles to the of their riders, there are many differences between and mid-displacement sport motorcycles and differences tend to segment the base as well.

However, is a ‘comin, and in its own way, the 2009 Mana 850 addresses the differences successfully. In the eyes of this rider, the sveltely styled is probably just a taste of we will see in the emerging ‘hybrid’ – offerings, real and conceptual, blur the distinction between large scooters and mid-displacement


Part of the massive Group, the origins of Aprilia back to just after the World War, when its Alberto Beggio, established a in Noale, province of Venice, to bicycles.

The products of this workshop laid the foundation for quality and technological capabilities have become Aprilia

Initially shown at the 2006 Milan Bike Show, the Mana 850 was released as a 2007 in Europe and has now made its way across the as the 2009 Aprilia 850 Mana.

Aprilia its due, this is not a machine like those being shown by many manufacturers, but a well-designed and finely two-wheeler that looks, and handles like an extremely mid-displacement sports motorcycle.

admittedly less hard-edged its smaller sibling the 750 Shiver, the has all the performance and handling goodies on other sports-oriented Aprilia Aprilia is renowned for its sports and the Mana does nothing to detract from that


Like most two wheelers, manual transmission or the Mana has a number of features and that are both extremely and at the same time, unique – all to the pure functionality of this

The Mana utilizes an immobilizer which has more or less a standard feature on two-wheeled with the keys coded for the

If none of the keys put in the ignition are by the on-board system, the immobilizer the motorcycle from being Two coded keys are provided the motorcycle, and up to four coded can be supported by the system.

A major as to how the Mana 850 is driven is most missed. But to the discerning eye, the brake level, located on the side, just behind the round Sports Gear cover, is quickly seen for it is.

When stopped, the rider pulls up the lever to activate the and releases it before moving off or the motorcycle.

Aprilia handlebar are typically innovative, and for the Mana even more changes been made.

On the right the rocker-style switch serves a purpose — it functions as the switch for emergency use and when the side is depressed (along one of the brakes), it functions as the starter.

Just above the red rocker is another important input the Gear Mode control. the motorcycle is turned on and idling, button is toggled to select one of primary engine mapping (more on that later).

The control is a little busier. The mode switch provides mode control for using and the on-board display computer.

A turn signal switch the standard left, right and to cancel functions. There are two shift buttons, located easy reach of the left – the inside button is for Gear UP (+) and the button is for Gear DOWN

The front of the left side also houses the Passing Beam Switch and below it, the compartment opening control this electronic release works when the motorcycle is A manual release mechanism is provided under the passenger

There are a lot of lights on the display many functioning as status for the Gear Drive system. All the are logically grouped and clearly day or night. The left turn light and the high beam lights reside on the left of the display.

There are six lights on the hand side. The first are used to indicate the RPM range the drive system is in the Sport Mode. The next light is – for the right hand signal, the bottom indicator, shaped as a triangle is the general warning

Finally, an Amber fuel indicator light sits above the large square LCD

The large LCD Display, along the speedometer is used to display the information to the rider. Most of the status and monitoring functions are while a secondary menu some very specific to be monitored or parameters to be adjusted.

All in the display and input system is sophisticated and easy to use. A brake reminder and a side-stand on the main display are nice touches.

Location, location, – a theme for real estate, also applies to the helmet/tool kit strategically located in front of the in the space sometimes reserved for a tank.

With the motorcycle the trunk can be opened electronically via the handlebar switch. The trunk can be opened manually by inserting the key in the seat lock just the taillight, flipping up the rear panel and accessing the recessed that opens the compartment.

The has a courtesy light on the left wall, and a DIN power socket on the rear wall of the compartment, for 180W – perfect for the portable machine!

Be warned however leaving the trunk open for periods of time will the courtesy light burning, a drain on the battery.

The compartment is large – designed to hold a helmet, a small Nolan helmet is a very tight although a smaller ¾ or jet style fits just fine.

If not stuffed with a helmet, the serves as secure luggage On day trips it held everything including the camera kit.

So, is the fuel tank? Well, the tank resides discretely the rider and passenger seats. capacity is 15.5 litres US gallons or 3.41 Imp gallons), a 3.3l reserve.

Over days of riding, the average was 55.6 miles per Imperial using 91 and 94 octane fossil (46.3 U.S. MPG or 19.67

The plastic tank, accessed via the passenger seat, has a non-vented gas cap and to meet emission standards the is treated as a sealed unit, all gaseous emissions routed to the Emission System canister, in a highly visible spot on the front of the engine.

Although obtrusive and not keeping with the style and form of the Aprilia 850, the system is there for many and should not be tampered with.

Aprilia Mana 850

Ergonomics and Drive Aprilia systems are typically very and the Mana’s is no exception.

The rear mounted on the left side, is in line with the large tubular trellis frame This shock layout keep the overall wheelbase

The placement of the shock means both spring and dampening can be made quickly: a small on the shock body identifies settings based on rider, and luggage combinations – a small overall, but indicative of the attention to evident on the motorcycle.

The front feels soft compared to the Shiver, but it still works well – the front end remains over some very surfaces and feedback to the rider is Lacking any adjustments, the front end is well set-up for a wide-range of conditions.

Some rider adjustments are available — the lever (as used) and the rear pedal can be repositioned somewhat via eccentric adjusters.

The handlebars be rotated slightly if desired, but the handlebar position was just perfect for my 6ft 3in frame and 34 inch

Seat height is 810mm in.). The rider portion of the is comfortable for most of a day, the odd break for fuel and food in, but another inch of height have been nice to fit my in inseam.

Having lower and seat options would the Mana 850 that much inviting for virtually all riders.

The and final drive mechanisms are smooth and quiet. Engine output and transmission settings are by the Sport Gear System, on a high-tech Constant Variable (CVT) unit with a drive belt (20K Intervals) and final drive via

The Ride Reveals All The drill to underway is to sit on the motorcycle, release the brake, retract the side turn on the ignition, wait for the to go through its initialization process six seconds), make sure one is on and, push the starter This brings the extremely V-twin to life.

After a bit of low idle – good for and for selecting the desired driving a gentle turn of the throttle about forward motion and acceleration. A little harder of the throttle really increases the factor, especially in Sport mode.

The Mana is no slouch the 839cc V-twin SOHC 4V per motor provides lots of no matter the mapping mode and the CVT optimizes engine output at all Its ability to gather speed, and quietly, is deceptive, due in large to the CVT transmission.

This drive and its related housings make the one quiet machine, a fact only adds to the deception as the begins to blur and the rider is to take a hard look at the This feeling occurs no matter which of the two main Sequential or Auto-Drive, is used.

The Is Yours In Sequential Mode, the is controlled by the rider. Shifts can be by either shifting up and down seven gear ratios by the standard foot lever, or faster by using the Up and Down on the left handlebar control.

Sequential operations are used by the the default is the Sport Gear which does not place any on power and is the best option for riding – a fact readily on every hilly and winding covered during this

In Auto-Drive, all the rider has to do is use the throttle and — the system automatically the rest.

During braking and an additional mode ‘SemiAutomatic’ can be into play, allowing downshifting and more engine etc.

This additional is automatically engaged if the Gear (–) is activated, in which case the LCD will display the Gear in use the DRIVE identifier. If the Gear Up (+) is Semi Automatic mode be disabled and Auto-Drive will

As with the Shiver, three mapping modes are available: Touring and Rain. Although the feature is controlled by the Mana’s system.

Sport Mode the most power — the runs at a higher RPM, changes are rapid and more braking is evident.

For constant or high speed runs, the mode is optimal as the engine at a lower RPM and fuel consumption is (verified). Rain Mode is the mode and during the evaluation it was quite a bit – our summer has been wet to say the least.

This mode is for urban use and when traction be an issue (see wet above), as CVT is near seamless with setting.

The Fun Factor For those with the 508 and 511 routes in the Highlands of eastern Ontario, it is sufficient to say the Mana, like the 750 Shiver, is an blast on this type of

Accessing the twisties via local and then the 416 and 417 multi-lane slabs serves to demonstrate how adept the really is.

Whether leaned way (way) cruising at highway speeds or traffic light to traffic the Mana’s discrete engine modes and transmission/gear options, all at the push of a finger, are attributes cannot be ignored.

With a 21 Marsee teardrop bag strapped on for a fit and an optional set of soft luggage, the is a good option for weekend or extended sports-touring. I would not to take the Mana on a longer such as was just completed July.

It is apparent that intends to provide some for the Mana; browsing through the well laid out and complete Use and Book identifies side glove compartment items, and mud-flaps as accessories.


Although Euro 3 compliant, additions have been for the North American market.

The canister and tubing, all mounted on the right side of the engine, is the Evaporative Emission System. is required by the US Environmental Protection (EPA) and California Air Resources (CARB). The system has a five or 30,000km warranty (whichever first).

Conclusion From a American market perspective, the NA Mana is one of the first but surely not the of its kind.

With a high-output motor and a well-mapped engine and management system, the Mana is a mid-displacement motorcycle – that can be felt immediately.

Although the differential in the Canadian market is $2,000.00 CAD more than for its sibling the 750 Shiver, the higher is largely mitigated by the Mana’s features, the application of technology and of use for a wide range of riders current and future — far than any other comparable

Aprilia states that, Mana is really a number of rolled into one, a for all seasons, designed to put safety, and easy riding first.”. I agree more regarding statement.

Is the Mana magic? not, but technically and functionally, its drive system, seamless output and sport-level handling the connotation relevant.

Its styling heads, and its features are topics of conversations at every stop. The just feels right. three days of constant use it was returned to the dealer.

From an perspective, is a larger displacement following? Yes, if one believes the stories circulating, a Mana has, or will be confirmed, for the Milan Show in November.

Aprilia Mana 850
Aprilia Mana 850
Aprilia Mana 850
Aprilia Mana 850


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