2010 Aprilia Mana GT 850
A completely new motorcycling concept,
the result of technological expertise, the courage
to believe in innovation and be daring which is Aprilia's
hallmark together with attention paid to motorcyclists'
needs and a tendency to look to the future: Mana 850
is a complete motorcycle, the new frontier, the missing
link in an evolution that makes the world of motorcycling
and its emotions accessible to all types of user.
Sportgear sequential/automatic transmission, radial
brake callipers, helmet compartment, upside down forks,
Aprilia Mana combines the potential of the motorbike
with an unmatched functional nature and flexibility
of use. A unique bike in the motorcycling world with
a potentially endless number of variations: this is
the Aprilia Mana GT 850, the version that extends
the proverbial versatility of the 850 cc produced
in Noale even further.
Mana GT 850 is Aprilia's response to a constantly
evolving market which is increasingly aware of mobility
needs, impatient to try out vehicles that satisfy
in daily use as well as on long trips.
The Mana GT version is designed to do just that:
an elegant half-fairing perfectly integrated in the
lines of the bike protects both rider and passenger
on long journeys as well as in daily commuting making
the bike ideal for touring. The adjustable windshield
means that the level of protection can be adjusted
to suit your own needs with a unique level of customisation.
Here are some of the Aprilia Mana GT 850's
- half-fairing with adjustable windshield;
- sportgear transmission: electronically controlled
sequential gearshift with two shift modes: seven
speed manual or Autodrive with three different mappings:
- helmet compartment with non-scratch lining for
a flip up helmet, with mobile phone holder, toolkit/glove-box
and 12V power socket;
- new latest generation 2-channel Continental ABS
system (as standard)
- lateral shock absorber easily adjustable with
the hand grip in preload and extension;
- twin cylinder 90° V engine with four valves
per cylinder, Euro 3 homologated.
- brakes with radial callipers;
- 43 mm upside down fork;
- steel trellis frame with single piece aluminium
- under-seat fuel tank.
With these characteristics, the Mana 850 GT is the
most functional and complete bike on the market.
Innovative motor and transmission
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 twin 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.
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:
- Touring: for those who want a softer power delivery
and minimum fuel consumption;
- Sport: for maximum performance and quick acceleration;
- 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 instrument panel.
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.
Elegant design and ingenious solutions
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
The 16-litre tank is located under the saddle, in
a lower position, to distribute weight more evenly
and lower the bike’s centre of gravity, making
it incredibly light and easy to ride. Its usual place
is taken by an illuminated compartment - lined with
slip-proof, scratch-proof material - that can not
only house a flip up helmet, but also contains a housing
for your mobile phone and a 12V socket. To offer a
load capacity unheard of in the motorcycling world.
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.
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.
The Mana GT 850 is the most versatile motorcycle
on the market with the most complete range of technical
equipment that focuses on the concept of safety.
The only one in its category, the efficient braking
system, which has a front system with 320 mm discs
and radial callipers, combined with a latest generation
two-channel Continental ABS system - fitted as standard
- that increases active and passive riding safety
even when braking on difficult road surfaces, avoiding
locking up the brakes as well as improving braking
performance. In fact, on the Mana 850 GT ABS all riders
can fully use the bike’s generous braking power
in perfect safety on any road surface.