First impressions: Aprilia 850 Mana

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First impressions: Aprilia 850

What’s a motorcycle. That’s the begging for an answer after Consumer Reports staffers had a to sample a few bikes at a recent event outside New York, the Can-Am Spyder and the Piaggio MP3 right). This is part one of focused on the Aprillia 850 Mana.

In with our coverage of scooters and motorcycles. we focused on three geared toward new riders, to make it easier, and in some safer, for new riders to manage a For instance, these three use continuously variable transmissions to worries over shifting and the And two of these models have wheels to alleviate possible concerns.

We didn’t test any of them at our track and only had time for impressions on about a 10-mile loop. That said, are some informal first of the three staff members who them.

Aprilia 850 Mana

The 850 is a traditional motorcycle but with a Unlike most motorcycles, it has a continuously variable transmission. The has three automatic shifting Sport, Touring, and Rain.

It can also be shifted manually seven ratios, using a traditional foot lever or on the left handlebar.

Like scooters the 850 Mana has an enclosed compartment where other gas tank would be. It is big enough to a full-face helmet. The gas tank is the seat.

The engine is an 850 cc, water-cooled producing 76 hp. The bike weighs 491 But it isn’t cheap for new riders, at

Eric Evarts: The 850 Mana me by surprise. I expected it to feel powerful, and intimidating, but my expectations have been further the truth. The power, brakes, and clearance that made it to lean hard into all made it a cinch to ride The best part was the CVT, would allow new riders to their full attention on the rather than concentrate on

Aprilia Mana 850

And it took nothing away performance or the joy of riding. Throttle is quick, and you can shift manually you want. If I had one nit to pick, it would be to have an automatic mode a sportier than Touring and less aggressive than

The Mana’s helmet storage and 12-volt power port are on the cake.

Gabe Shenhar: The was a treat to ride. It was super with effortless power and brakes. It also had a nice, ride, was vibration free, and fatigue the wrists or lower

It was strange not having a clutch on the but easy to get used to. With its and fluid handling it reminded me of a I rode years ago—quite a Too bad the bike had no tachometer.

Jim Travers: As a rider from way I like that the Aprilia 850 is a motorcycle. And a nice one at that. balanced, predictable handling, suspension, easily modulated and a comfortable riding position, I it the most of the three on the twisty in and around the state park we had an opportunity to ride. Power was in the hills, although I never got to the automatic transmission.

My left kept reaching for an imaginary lever as I manually shifted turns. Old habits …

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

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