Test Aprilia 850 Mana: Revolutionary!

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Aprilia Mana 850

Test Aprilia 850 Mana:

A clap of thunder that upset many achievements! The 850 Mana is not content to highlight its transmission or practical aspects: it offers a real driving Unexpected and surprising a time…

850 Mana: First attempt

all major manufacturers have at one or another imagined a motorcycle an automatic transmission. But past or Honda Moto Guzzi for have never known a possibly because of mechanical too complicated or simply because the never thought to do without the torque / selector.

The drive on the hand, one finds the greatest genius in the history of two-wheelers, has its place only within the and scooters small displacement. advances in electronics, but also to new materials and alloys that up the straps, it has subsequently refined the and the ability of controllers to “absorb” the has almost tenfold.

The big scooters the Suzuki Burgman 650 . Yamaha 500 or Gilera GP 800 the recent example are sufficient to measure this But back to the new Aprilia, which has nothing to do with scooters, the presence of the drive.

A bike

The Aprilia 850 Mana is a motorcycle as such, with a weight, suspensions and a motorcycle chassis. His has nothing to do with that of a both in the riding position road holding. To avoid Aprilia has even kept of the rear brake pedal (as is no clutch, it could very place this command at the left), we used a final by chain and … saved the switch!

Practical side, however, have not embarrassed to be guided by features of scooters.

The most but also the most brilliant, is placed the trunk in place of the tank that can hold a face helmet, tools, and even includes a small for mobile phone. This can be opened electrically via a small on the front of the handle left or with the ignition key. of the hatch, this can be done while driving is hampered by a hydro pneumatic damper.

this is not a first, BMW had already this solution with the but the result is really successful and practical.

As a result, the gas tank of liters (built by Acerbic) is under the seat and the air filter box) displaced as the Harley-Davidson, the two cylinders. In this regard, to the model exhibited at Milan year, the work of Miguel proved remarkable, as we went a big box air filter bulky and ugly in an perfectly in line with the Under the seat, however, can be placed and to access the gas cap, it by turning the ignition key anticlockwise.

Sequential automatic transmission and

As we a little earlier, the Aprilia 850 is built like a real with a twin engine of 839 cm3 of 76 c. A trellis frame, a front diameter. 43 mm, 17-inch rims or brake calipers (see

The big difference compared to any other market, is at the gearbox. Exit a complete set of gears, shafts, forks and other bearings, way to a drive consisting of two pulleys by a belt, the gear ratio varies as a function of the speed of of the motor … But, and this is the this mechanical simplicity is by an electric motor that can at will on the gearing, or in a semi-automatic or mode with seven-speed

Clearly, this is a real without gears because the of Mana does not use centrifugal and the side plates are no longer by rollers. There is a principle to the Suzuki Burgman 650 (SECVT with the difference that the system is more complete and the Mana has nothing to do with a

Main advantage of this it can have a true engine It’s not all: always to electronics, the driver can intervene on the curve and on a range of parameters for different power curves in mode (Rain, Touring and The opportunity to play on the power of the engine, Suzuki is still the request on standard machines the GSX-R 1000 and then the but again, with the Aprilia 850 system is more successful.

To summarize, the Mana can choose a fully automatic modes, three different power a semi-automatic mode where the can manually downshifting and a sequential where the seven-speed manually through two buttons placed at the handle or through the footswitch. It all a bit complicated at first, but as discussed in the it is a matter of choice and we will zap a lot of functions to finally focus on just great in town as on the

Easy and intuitive

At first the Mana appears as a roadster any other.  Final drive is by the “fake” tank is perfectly all the components meets … Aprilia a seat height of 800 mm, but in reality for a of average height, the saddle is higher and the foot pegs are exactly on the calves. As for the mirrors, offer a field of view of a modern motorcycle.

With a distance and ideal footrest low, the driving position is however, for conduct “touring”. The are well placed and feel than good overall.

Aprilia Mana 850

The need to brake with the lever is the only constraint to the Aprilia twin. To start, it is to choose the mode of transmission yet, you can do while driving) and a manual easy and intuitive. In we only focus on traffic. In mode (Auto drive) and the power curve through and linear accelerations are much effective than one can imagine if one solely on the muffled sound of the

Starting a green light for is left far behind many and scooters that circulate in Italian city where the took place, all in about ten

In fact, without realizing it, you not lose time with the and the engine speed is changing him and effectively. Only the speedometer remind you to order, because in over four seconds to Aprilia), we can go from 0 to 100 km / h! During the large displacement of the twin and the system of Aprilia 850 Mana a good engine braking always with the automatic mode, it picks up only 30 km / h.

a center of gravity low enough, the is very good despite a large turning radius. a non-adjustable Showa forks and a mono shock adjustable for and rebound are adjusted sufficiently home and offer a good of comfort over the cobbles The only criticism that be done, especially at the fork, it is to a little too firmly when the powerful front brake.

In this regard, as the Shiver Aprilia has not seen fit to present the 850 Mana immediately with an ABS preferring to defer to next the development of this essential in our view, given the orientation of the We also tried the automatic in Sports City and the sequential (manual shift mode), but the run the engine faster, which is in town. On the second, it really not see the utility to “distract” in an urban that requires great

A real motorcycle!

During brief initial contact, we found “flaws” on the Mana. for example, are present at high the fork is set a bit too soft, the exhaust can be improved, the seat height is large and we regret the arrival of ABS next year. We do not have made ​​measurements of consumption, a borrowed or highway roll

But overall, recognize that the 850 Mana surprised by its versatility and the of the technical solutions it presents, the transmission in the first place.

During the thirty months of the of this machine, two testers traveled countless kilometers of ensuring a successful outcome. with all the reluctance imaginable, its has nothing to do with those by the philosophy of a scooter. The Aprilia 850 is a real motorcycle!

A bike brings a large number of solutions with it, in order to driving easier and more without detracting from the that a motorcycle can provide.

(acceleration, top speed and times) more than up to a modern and nobody will complain it offers the practical aspects handbrake …). We were seduced by beautiful Italian character of the and we can only encourage you to give it a try at a of the brand.

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

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