Test Ride: 2009 Aprilia Mana850

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Test Ride: 2009 Mana850

“Aprilia’s Mana Tomorrow’s technology today”

The 850 for 2009 from Aprilia is no motorcycle – it is, in fact, a of motorcycles blended into designed from the outset to safety, versatility and riding at the forefront of the total riding The revolutionary Sportgear transmission “Auto Drive” by Aprilia) is controlled to optimally handle all conditions at the press of a button.

The management system provides a of three Auto Drive (Touring, Sport, Rain) in mode, along with a seven-speed sequential format may be operated by either a left handlebar mounted toggle (thumb for upshifts – finger for downshifts) or traditional control. The rider may switch automatic to sequential mode on-the-fly and back, with no lever to deal with isn’t one).

The Touring mode is best for all around urban or suburban scenarios. The Sport mode, optimizes higher engine is the better selection for the spirited of one’s favorite canyon, and the mode focuses on achieving the traction. There is virtually no CVT lag, and the Mana’s CVT is actuated by an servo motor with 7 positions for a pseudo 7-speed

Power for the 850 Mana comes a compact, sporty and ecologically 839.3 cc 90-degree, SOHC, liquid-cooled, longitudinally mounted four … featuring Marelli electronic fuel with 38 mm throttle body and exhaust. The motor delivers horsepower @ 8,000 rpm and 73.0 feet of torque @ 5,000 rpm at the The motor’s motive force the rear wheel via a primary belt and final drive

The Aprilia definitely displays an design influence in a Naked The motor was developed in parallel the tubular trellis frame, to the  bike’s torsional What appears to be a traditional tank is actually a lined and storage compartment, capable of a full-face helmet along vehicle documents and toolkit the 4.2 gallon fuel tank is mounted low, in the rear of the with the filler locked the passenger pillion, which in free access to the battery and The compartment opens electrically by a button conveniently located on the with a manual release under the passenger seat in the of battery failure.

The single-piece aluminum swingarm is by an offset, laterally mounted making room for the aft positioned Inverted, 43 mm front forks the front suspension. Braking consists of dual discs up and single disc aft.

My Aprilia Mana 850 sported a metallic finish and came a base price of $9,899. The final sticker amounted to after dealer prep and Hard bags are optionally for extra storage needed for touring.

There is no windscreen as

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SUMMARY: The Aprilia Mana 850 the riding experience easy. as easy as riding a scooter, but the stigma that many to such activity. Despite its CVT transmission, the Mana 850 looks and more like a traditional sport bike.

Admittedly, motorcycles with transmissions are not a new concept – the Hondamatics and more recent FJR1300 with its auto-clutch and now, the new Honda “crossover” all have bucked the traditional manually shifted gearboxes. The servo motor activation of CVT differs from scooter spring and weight mechanical of belt and pulley CVTs, in the virtual elimination of lag generally by scooter riders.

Scooters can be but the Aprilia Mana 850 delivers a level of grin-producing two-wheeled FUN. It is extremely well-balanced and with the aplomb of a sport The seat height may present a bit of an for vertically-challenged riders (31.4-inches), but the mid controls and raised bars for an otherwise comfortable riding

Riders over 6’3” may the seat length to be a tad on the short if most of their height to be in their legs. My knees tuck into the sculpted sides due to the abbreviated seat

I experimented with all of the transmission’s and found them to be as advertised, exceptionally well in their assigned responsibility area, with both the toggle and the foot pedal. Acceleration is quick and precise, And the left exhaust delivers a satisfying which is quite noticeably The rear brake seemed a light, but when used in with the front binders, in the Mana 850 was a piece of cake.

The Aprilia Mana 850 truly tomorrow’s technology today, the riding experience more allowing for greater enjoyment But hey, shift if you must hesitation.

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