Riding Impression: 2008 Aprilia Mana 850: Aprilia’s Mana 850 goes to seven.

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Aprilia Mana 850

Riding Impression: 2008 Mana 850 Aprilia’s Mana 850 to seven.

Photography By Brian

We won’t tell, if you don’t. the reality is that most motorcyclists wouldn’t be caught on a scooter. Yes, scooters are yes, they are convenient yes, they aren’t

So while it is true that the DN-01does blur lines categories, what if you want the of that bike’s “friendly” without the attention afforded by its paradigm-melting, quasi-scooter appearance?

you may want the Aprilia Mana 850. A big of this Italian bike’s is how well it integrates scooter-like high-tech CVT transmission and a large of storage–with the conventional attributes and styling of a sporty standard

Yes, where the Mana itself from the competition is its of utility: By moving the 4.2-gallon cell under the 31.5-inch-high (gas filler under the passenger pad), it was possible to use the conventional “fuel tank” for an illuminated flip-top compartment enough to swallow a full-face There is even a cell-phone in there, equipped no less a 12-volt power outlet to it charged. Cool stuff.

On the transmission side, many in the automotive world don’t to check the box for an optional automatic, when shopping for a sports car a Porsche, so why shouldn’t motorcyclists have that choice?

Now you do the Mana’s computer-controlled, belt-type variable transmission. Cruising town, you may wish to select its mode, in which the ECU holds rpm near peak torque for automatic performance and ease of But on a spirited ride, you may want to shift through the seven using the conventional foot or handlebar-mounted paddle shifter.

Aprilia Mana 850

The servo mechanism quickly the main pulleys in steps to a good old gearbox. And, like on a conventional motorcycle, are only initiated by the rider; we made the mistake of bouncing off the once or twice! If you happen to that you’re in a higher approaching a stop, it will automatically at a preset rpm to avoid and the Mana idles at rest like an auto-trans car.

A third mode, called allows manual downshifts for effect but executes upshifts for

Like the transmission, the 839cc, 90-degree V-Twin engine a trio of choices with power modes: Touring, and Rain. We mostly used and the ample torque coupled the CVT holding rpm steady provided respectable acceleration. The measured of the auto clutch means you win any drag races against, a Hayabusa, but cars provide no whatsoever.

Around town, the Mana in its ease of use. On a twisty paddle-shifting through the gears is reminiscent of a video game but far fun. Steering is a touch than that of Aprilia’s own but stability and suspension action on par with other sporty from this performance-oriented

At $9899, the Mana isn’t but the number of features, available and utility make the price a lot to swallow than the DN-01′s tag. Plus, it looks has all the attributes of a motorcycle, the convenience of a and no hard-core motorcyclist will up his nose at you!

Aprilia Mana 850

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