MCN overall review verdict: The Aprilia Mana 850 is a sort of half-scooter, half motorcycle designed to be the bike for all occasions. For the weekday commute slip the Mana’s fully-automatic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) gearbox into ‘auto’ mode and you’ve a twist-and-go scooter; easy to ride and stress-free. There’s space for a helmet under the dummy fuel tank cover and a 12v socket for you phone charger too. A flick of a handlebar mounted switch turns the ‘Sportgear’ transmission into a seven-speed sequential gearbox for weekend blasts through the lanes. The Aprilia Mana 850 really does do everything is says on the tin.
Watch the Aprilia 850cc Mana take on the Suzuki SV650 Sport, the Honda Silver Wing and the three-wheel Pigaggio MP3 400
Watch the first ride of the Aprilia Mana