Motorcycling has taken a giant leap into the future with the 850 Mana. Aprilia has always been ahead of its time, and often the first to develop technology other manufacturers have preferred to leave on the back burner. But never before has Aprilias forward thinking and talented R&D department dared to create such an innovative and revolutionary motorcycle. No ordinary motorcycle, the 850 Mana is destined to change the riding habits of bikers all over the world. Because the 850 Mana is really a number of motorcycles rolled into one, a bike for all seasons, designed to put safety, versatility, and easy riding first. The 850 Mana is the bike the others will have to match, the first to turn the technology of tomorrow into the reality of today.
With its exclusive and unmistakably Italian design, the 850 Mana is unique among motorcycles. Its revolutionary Sportgear transmission is electronically controlled to deliver unrivalled riding pleasure. So whatever your riding style, and whatever the road conditions, the 850 Mana is the bike you will want to be on.
The 850 Mana is the state of the art in motorcycle technology. Only Aprilia, with its legendary technical skills, would have dared take on a challenge of this entity. The Aprilia 850 Mana is so advanced and so unique that it simply cannot be compared with any other motorcycle. The Mana takes all the stress from motorcycling while injecting more satisfaction and more fun into riding under all conditions, from commuting to sports touring on the open road. All you need to do to enter a whole new world is press the button on the handlebars.
The transmission management system offers a choice of three "Autodrive" mappings plus a manual, seven speed, sequential gearshift, so you can be absolutely certain to find the perfect ratio for any traffic condition and riding preference. Whether you are just nipping across town or blowing away the cobwebs on a winding country road, the 850 Mana always delivers the ideal response and the same unique riding satisfaction. Whatever the conditions, and whoever the rider (even the most demanding), the Mana guarantees a perfect, peak-efficiency ride that lets you discover hitherto unknown potential.
The Manas compact, sporty, and ecological 90 V-twin engine is the perfect partner for this type of transmission. Thanks to electronic fuel injection and a catalytic exhaust the engine falls well within the limits of the latest Euro three emission standards. Pace-setting power and torque mean brilliant performance, especially in acceleration. Virtually no other naked can keep up with a Mana as it pulls away from the lights! Yet the Mana is so amazingly easy to ride that blistering performance is well within the reach of any rider. The technology that Aprilia has developed for the 850 Mana is truly "rider-friendly" and amazingly easy to use. The clutch lever has gone, replaced by an electronic control system that leaves you free to relax and enjoy the ride. The sequential gearshift can even be operated by a simply handlebar control as well as by the classic pedal.
As with all Aprilias, accurate design of the chassis guarantees top level handling. The 850 Manas tubular trellis frame gives the bike impressive strength and torsional rigidity, and a single piece aluminum swingarm and advanced suspension delivers road holding to satisfy even the most demanding sports rider. Top quality brakes add to active safety by ensuring impressively short stopping distances.
The following are the characteristics that make the 850 Mana Unique: 90 V twin engine with four valves per cylinder, Euro 3 homologatedSportgear Transmission: Electronically controlled sequential gearshift offering two shift modes - seven speed manual or Autodrive with three mappings of Touring, Sport, and RainStorage compartment with non-scratch lining, large enough for a full-face helmet, with mobile phone holder, toolkit, document holder, and 12 volt power socket Under-seat fuel tank Brakes with radial calipers 43 millimeter upside down fork Offset monoshock with spring preload and rebound adjustments Steel trellis frame with single piece aluminum swingarm Twin spark ignition Electronic fuel injection with single throttle body