2014 Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS

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The Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS is a tough motorcycle that can deal great with a wide range of activities. It was built with versatility in mind, so it features a comfortable riding position and a strong and pretty efficient engine.

Talking about the engine, the Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS is equipped with the company’s 839.3 cc longitudinal 90° v-twin, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, single overhead cam unit with chain drive and four valves per cylinder. The engine delivers a maximum power of 76.1 HP (56 KW) at 8,000 rpm and 53.8 Lb-Ft (73 Nm) of torque at 5,000 rpm. It is mounted on a robust steel tube trellis frame which has a single piece aluminium swingarm that keeps in check the laterally-offset shock absorber. The front wheel is combined with a 43-mm upside down fork that enables a 120 mm wheel travel.

Hit the jump for more information on the Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS.

Overview

Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS

The Aprilia Mana was the first Naked with the SportGear® sequential transmission to enter the market. The Mana GT 850 ABS is the most versatile motorcycle with the most complete range of technical equipment that focuses on the concept of safety and comfortable riding. The sequential/automatic transmission, radical brake calipers, upside-down forks, half-fairing and adjustable windshield are matched with a refined chassis that guarantees relaxed, safe handling on all road surfaces. The 16-liter tank is located under the saddle in a lower position to distribute weight more evenly and lower the bike’s center of gravity, making it incredibly light and easy to ride. Where the tank would normally be is occupied instead by an illuminated storage compartment lined with non-slip, non-scratch material and big enough to hold a full-face helmet as well as a mobile phone holder and a 12V-power socket.

2014 Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS Key Features:

Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS

• Half-fairing with adjustable windshield.
• Sportgear transmission: electronically controlled sequential gearshift with two shift modes: seven speed manual or autodrive with three different mappings: sport/touring/rain.
• Helmet compartment with non-scratch lining for a full face helmet, with mobile phone holder, toolkit/glove-box and 12v power socket.
• New latest generation 2-channel continental abs system (standard).
• Lateral shock absorber with practical knob for easily adjusting preload and extension.
• 90° v-twin engine with four valves per cylinder, euro 3 compliant.
• Brakes with radial callipers.
• 43 mm upside down fork.
• Steel trellis frame with single piece aluminium swingarm.
• Undersaddle fuel tank.

2014 Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS Features and Benefits:

Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS

Engine:

The half-fairing makes the GT version even more unique and lets you get the very best out of the V2 850-engine performance with Sportgear transmission. A two-cylinder engine that with its 76 HP and exceptionally flat torque curve gives excellent performance already at low revs, in acceleration, pick-up and at speed, and is the perfect match for the touring soul of the Mana 850 GT and the motorcyclist’s need for responsiveness.

Intelligent transmission
The primary drive is the focal point of the entire Mana range. The Sportgear transmission offers the rider a choice of different driving modes:

• Sequential mode: The rider decides when to change gear by using the conventional control on the pedal or by pressing a switch on the handlebars as desired. An electronically-controlled servo mechanism acts on the main pulley which changes the gearshift mode with seven gear ratios amazingly quickly. Only during deceleration, if the rider does not manually change gear, the engine automatically changes down gear using the Semi-Sequential function and preventing the minimum RPM threshold from going below the set limit. Another valuable aid to safe riding.

• Fully automatic mode (Autodrive): the sophisticated electronics control everything and the CVT transmission keeps the engine running at maximum torque speed for optimum pick-up and acceleration.
The rider can choose from three different mappings:
1.Touring: for those who want a softer power delivery and minimum fuel consumption;
2.Sport: for maximum performance and quick acceleration;
3.Rain: on wet or slippery roads in maximum safety; Semi-Autodrive mode only allows the rider to change down gear. This is useful for overtaking at maximum torque revs or when riding down a hill when engine braking is required.
You can switch from Autodrive to Sequential mode and vice versa at any time and in any riding conditions. The handlebar gearshift control can be disabled from the dashboard.

With this technical solution, the Mana GT 850 adapts perfectly to any type of road and offers relaxed cruising or exhilarating sports riding depending on the rider’s needs or wishes.

Frame:

Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS

The refined chassis on the Aprilia Mana GT 850 guarantees relaxed, safe handling on all road surfaces. The robust steel tube trellis frame has a single piece aluminium swingarm that directly controls a laterally-offset shock absorber that frees precious space for the exhaust pipe in the delicate area behind the engine which makes the motorcycle very compact and manageable when changing direction both in town traffic and when out riding in the hills during the weekend.

On the Mana GT 850 the spring preload and damper rebound can be adjusted with a knob and has been moved to the outside. It can be easily accessed for quick and precise adjustments to adapt to your own particular riding needs and bike load (passenger, luggage, etc.). The 43-mm upside down fork slides easily and has an optimised set-up that suits the new weight distribution and the touring nature of this bike.Its 120-mm front wheel travel allows you to effortlessly tackle all sorts of road surface and offers the right support even under sport riding conditions.

Technology:

Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS

The half-fairing makes the GT version even more unique and lets you get the very best out of the V2 850-engine performance with Sportgear transmission. A two-cylinder engine that with its 76 HP and exceptionally flat torque curve gives excellent performance already at low revs, in acceleration, pick-up and at speed, and is the perfect match for the touring soul of the Mana 850 GT and the motorcyclist’s need for responsiveness. Intelligent transmission The primary drive is the focal point of the entire Mana range. The Sportgear transmission offers the rider a choice of different driving modes:

• Sequential mode: The rider decides when to change gear by using the conventional control on the pedal or by pressing a switch on the handlebars as desired. An electronically-controlled servo mechanism acts on the main pulley which changes the gearshift mode with seven gear ratios amazingly quickly. Only during deceleration, if the rider does not manually change gear, the engine automatically changes down gear using the Semi-Sequential function and preventing the minimum RPM threshold from going below the set limit. Another valuable aid to safe riding.

• Fully automatic mode (Autodrive): the sophisticated electronics control everything and the CVT transmission keeps the engine running at maximum torque speed for optimum pick-up and acceleration. The rider can choose from three different mappings:
1.Touring: for those who want a softer power delivery and minimum fuel consumption;
2.Sport: for maximum performance and quick acceleration;
3.Rain: on wet or slippery roads in maximum safety; Semi-Autodrive mode only allows the rider to change down gear. This is useful for overtaking at maximum torque revs or when riding down a hill when engine braking is required.

You can switch from Autodrive to Sequential mode and vice versa at any time and in any riding conditions. The handlebar gearshift control can be disabled from the dashboard.

With this technical solution, the Mana GT 850 adapts perfectly to any type of road and offers relaxed cruising or exhilarating sports riding depending on the rider’s needs or wishes.

Design:

Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS

Mana GT 850 uses the same technical base as the Mana and shares the same exclusive and unmistakable Italian design.

The original fairing with adjustable windshield that surrounds the characteristic round headlamp, a distinctive feature of the Mana range, is practical and elegant.
The 16-litre tank is located under the saddle in a lower position to distribute weight more evenly and lower the bike’s center of gravity making it incredibly light and easy to ride. Where the tank would normally be is occupied instead by an illuminated storage compartment lined with non-slip, non-scratch material and big enough to hold a full-face helmet as well as a mobile-phone holder and a 12V-power socket. All this offers storage capacity which is virtually unheard of in the world of motorcycling.

Like its Naked sister bike, the compartment is opened electrically by a switch on the handlebar. Opening is controlled by a hydropneumatic damper that is designed to prevent accidental opening while the bike is in motion. A manually operated lever under the passenger seat is provided to release the compartment lid in the event of a flat battery.

Specifications

Engine typeAprilia longitudinal 90° V-twin engine, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, single overhead cam with chain drive, four valves per cylinder
Capacity839.3 cc
Max power (at crankshaft)76.1 HP (56 kW) at 8,000 rpm
Max torque (at crankshaft)53.8 lb-ft (73 Nm) at 5,000 rpm
Fuel systemIntegrated electronic engine management system, Weber Marelli electronic injection with Ø38-mm throttle body.
Exhaust2 into 1 exhaust system in 100% stainless steel with three-way catalytic converter and lambda probe
GearboxSequential with manual or automatic mode selectable by the user. 7 ratios in manual mode. 3 mappings (Touring – Sport - Rain) in Autodrive mode. Gear change by pedal or handlebar control. The user can switch from automatic to sequential mode and vice versa at any time.
LubricationDry sump system with separate oil tank
ClutchAutomatic
ChassisHigh-strength steel trellis
Front suspensionØ43 mm upside-down fork. Wheel travel 120 mm
Rear suspensionSingle- piece aluminum alloy swingarm. Hydraulic shock absorber with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping. Wheel travel 125 mm
Front brakeDual Ø320 mm stainless steel floating discs. Radial calipers with four pistons. Metal braided brake lines.
Rear brakeØ260 mm stainless steel disc. Single piston caliper. Metal braided brake lines.
ABSTwo-channel Continental ABS system
WheelsAluminum alloy
Front tireRadials tubeless; 120/70 ZR 17
Rear tireRadials tubeless; 180/55 ZR 17
Max. Length81.8 inches (2,080 mm)
Max. Width31.5 inches (800 mm) (at handlebar)
Max. Height50 inches (1,270 mm) (1,320 mm at rear-view mirrors)
Seat height31.5 inches (800 mm)
Dry weightN.A.
Fuel tank capacity4.22 Gallons (16 liters)
WarrantyAll new Aprilia Motorcycles include a 1-year unlimited-mileage warranty. *Limits are outlined in the warranty booklet. See dealer for details."
Roadside AssistanceAll 2014 and newer Aprilia Scooters include a 2-year unlimited-mileage warranty. *Limits are outlined in the warranty booklet. See dealer for details
ApprovalEPA and CARB.
Price$11,199

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