APRILIA MANA 850 GT (2009 - 2011) Review
At a glance
Overall ratingNext up: Ride & brakes
The £6999 Mana 850 GT ABS is a clever bike and so much more than just a motorcycle with a big scooter engine. The new fairing and ABS add an extra layer of practicality and safety to a package which seems ordinary on paper, and a bit dull to look at, admittedly, but the Mana 850 GT ABS is absolutely fantastic in real life.
Ride quality & brakesNext up: Engine
The Mana has a proper motorcycle frame, chunky swingarm, new 17-inch Pirelli Angel ST sports touring tyres, upside down forks and radial brakes. This lets the Aprilia glide over bumps, and brake and corner a thousand times better than a scooter. It’s so much fun.
EngineNext up: Reliability
The Aprilia Mana GT's 839.3cc V-twin has a CVT (continuously variable transmission), but also three ‘auto’ modes: Touring, Sport and Rain, to suit your mood and conditions. It can also be turned into an electronically controlled, semi-automatic seven-speed sequential gearbox with a flick of a button. It’s a willing lump and perfectly suits the effortless riding the clever transmission allows.
Reliability & build qualityNext up: Value
The ManaGT feels plush and well made, almost Honda-like in its build quality.
Value vs rivalsNext up: Equipment
Real bike spec and components, coupled with advanced transmission, comfort and safety features push the price into real bike territory – but not beyond. And it’s such a hoot to ride, as well as being practical, we call that good value. Find an Aprilia Mana 850 for sale.
The fuel tank is under the seat, leaving room for a big, easy to access storage compartment, large enough for a lid, where the tank normally is. ABS and a fairing add to the safety and practicality and all the controls are well laid-out and easy to use. There’s a mobile-phone holder and a 12V-power socket too. Compare and buy parts for the Aprilia Mana GT in the MCN Shop.
|Engine type||Longitudinal 90° V-twin engine, liquid cooled, SOHC with chain drive, 8v|
|Frame type||Steel trellis|
|Fuel capacity||16 litres|
|Front suspension||260 mm stainless steel disc. Single piston caliper|
|Front brake||Dual 320 mm stainless steel floating discs. Radial calipers with four pistons|
|Rear brake||260 mm stainless steel disc. Single piston caliper|
|Front tyre size||120/70 ZR 17|
|Rear tyre size||180/55 ZR 17|
Mpg, costs & insurance
|Average fuel consumption||45 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£93|
|Annual service cost||-|
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Top speed & performance
|Max power||76 bhp|
|Max torque||54 ft-lb|
|Top speed||120 mph|
|1/4 mile acceleration||-|
|Tank range||160 miles|
Model history & versions
2009: Model launched
2011: ABS added as standard
Aprilia Mana 850 - unfaired version, £6369.
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