Aprilia Mana 850GT Review Scooter News and Reviews Scootersales

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Aprilia Mana 850

Aprilia Mana 850GT

Aprilia have taken the of both worlds into when developing the Mana This ones made the rider in mind.


The Mana has always had some being understood. Is it a motorcycle, a a mixture of both, confusion can become the centre of neglect.

The has always struggled to fit in with the crowd, for its automatic origins sit well. Us scooter riders automatics, we actually love the the ease and control that with it.

So how does this version of the Mana transcend everyday life, can it satisfy parties? We find out.

The Mana is an automatic motorcycle. You the option of choosing a number of modes, be it sport, rain or You also have the option of 7 speeds in a semi-automatic fashion, be it by or by the push buttons on the left grip.

Now I’m not about to go the technicalities other then to say it works, and works well.

The a gem. A 90 degree Aprilia producing 56 Kw’s of power. The key the way it delivers its 73 Nm of torque.

The Mana can be a mule or a crazy thoroughbred, you the choice via the right hand. liquid cooled with 4 per cylinder, also twin plugs per cylinder.

The brakes are typically powerful, par. Twin radial with four pistons, 320 mm discs on the front combined ABS. On the rear we have a 260 mm with a dual piston

The suspension is a highlight and typical of the Upside down forks on the not adjustable and 43 mm in diameter. The rear forms part of the bikes appeal.

It’s also easy to access for both and dampening adjustment. Both are right there, no digging fairings required.

Storage is where you would normally the fuel tank. A push of the the ignition on) will allow you to this lit area which a 12 volt charging socket. The tank is housed under the passenger seat, which is using the ignition key.

The passenger gets a nice grab handle and a set of large out foot pegs. The seat is and flat and should make for a perch, even if touring. A of tie down hooks are available if you to use the rear seat as an extra area.

Top box and panniers are available as an

The bars are high and very friendly or touring friendly for matter. The dash contains a of flick through modes, a lap timer if required. You can turn the function on and off or dial yourself up a of facts and figures.

Average fuel consumption, top travelled, time travelled last reset, the dash is comprehensive and can keep you entertained for

The fairing on the front is touring and resolves all my issues with the model. A well thought out that deflects a fair bit of and rain around the top half of the Also performed well out on the road, the screen is adjustable and moves up and down to suit riders heights.

Wheels are alloy jobs shod premium sports rubber. are 17 front and rear, 120/70 on the and a nice fat 180/55 on the rear.

find a handbrake on the side in-case the parking incline a little hairy. Remember the is automatic so it doesn’t have to lock it into position. In day to day use, I can only remember the handbrake once.

The fit and finish on the is exceptional, the plastics are moulded only Italians can. The way feels and fits is worthy of the this is one well built that exudes quality.

On The

Can you ride a scooter confidently?

If you can ride a scooter, you can ride the 850GT. The power comes on and the weight balance feels scooter like (I said The centre of gravity feels low for a motorcycle and even tackling speeds is a piece of cake.

The 850GT is a seriously good largely because it’s so to ride. In auto mode it a twist and go proposition. Anything struggle to keep up from your reaction time and of power will see to that.

away the monotonous need for gear changes and you soon time to think about going on up ahead. Brakes are sensational and most stops can be by using the pressure of one finger. do offer the added reassurance of though I didn’t get the chance to this feature.

As a commuter the works, partly because of its and shoot nature, and partly the Mana doesn’t feel top like some motorcycles The seating position is pretty upright and the Mana feels The fairing provides an increased of protection around the front, for the top half of your body.

In the it made a significant difference, the bottom half still it.

If you have a need for touring, the performs this duty on its head. The real pleasure for the Mana is 60 km/h to whatever. The 850GT has the advantage of being to traverse the countryside at high and without fuss. The front high bars and comfortable all adding up to make the Mana a touring option. I performed a to Canberra run in pretty quick watching the speedo is the hardest really.

One tank of fuel is all you need for a run this, the fuel light on at around 300 km’s.

When the end, and the call for some sports riding takes the Mana has this licked. full control over the available, you’re taking all the work out of what gear is Once you take your off the throttle the engine will for you, so again you have the to roll on and off the throttle to control in fast corners.

Aprilia Mana 850

This some serious concentration can go the riding line you take corners. The Mana won’t

A funny saying is to Unleash the yet in the Mana’s case, it relates. The is one of those machines where you are to have a sublime motorcycling at some point. The suspension the V-twin screaming, the bike flowing beneath you, from side to side, to corner.

I don’t wish to be all emotional but its something that’s built certain brands, and this got it.

I do need to explain that in the two I had the Mana, I used the semi-auto once. In this mode you can gears and control revs and it be nice if I ever had some quick scratching or track to do. For me, stick the Mana in automatic mode and just twist the


Aprilia’s always at the forefront of motorcycle technology, the envelope so they say. a motorcycle first and foremost the benefits from having all the of that fine Italian heritage.

The package is all premium, suspension, premium brakes, fit and finish, its what you pay for. At $16,000, the Mana 850GT is not But let me make the point, the Mana is not average commuter motorcycle, you to get out of the shallow depths and take a look.

The Mana 850GT the convenience of twist and go scootering, yet respect when things get From a scooterists point of you have the auto box, storage, a lower centre of and a somewhat upright riding From a motorcycle riders of view, ample power, with a premium suspension and package that would most lower priced

Those that get the Mana see the price versus value Those that don’t keep comparing this to the myriad of 12-$13,000 commuters flood today’s Australian

Do yourself a favour, ride Aprilia has developed the Mana with you in mind, not the other way A very well thought out

** The Mana 850GT with ABS is now on in Australia, only in the configuration above. The manufacturers list is $15,990 and this model the previous … model. For information please see www.aprilia.com.au .


1000 (Minor)


20,000 (Major)


and every 10 after

Major service is at every km’s. CVT belt is changed this service. Labour for belt is around 2 hours.

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


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