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Monday, April 25, 2011

Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS, 2011

Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS, 2011


Here are some of the Aprilia Mana GT 850's special features:
• 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 as standard
• Lateral shock absorber easily adjustable with the hand grip in preload and extension;
• 90° V engine with four valves per cylinder, Euro 3 homologated;
• Brakes with radial calipers;
• 43- mm upside down fork;
• Steel trellis frame with single piece aluminium swingarm;
• Under-seat fuel tank.
With these characteristics, the Mana 850 GT is the most functional and complete bike on the

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.

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 centre 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 mobilephone 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.

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 calipers, combined with a latest generation two-channel Continental ABS system 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.

Add to this the total concentration on riding guaranteed by the Autodrive gearshift mode even in busy city traffic. Plus traffic light burning acceleration for an agile, responsive and quick motorcycle that pulls you away from any emergency situation as well as Rain mapping to help when riding on road surfaces with reduced grip.

Engine type Aprilia longitudinal 90‹ V-twin engine, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, single overhead cam with chain drive, four valves per cylinder
Fuel Unleaded fuel
Bore and stroke 88 x 69 mm
Total engine capacity 839.3 cc
Compression ratio 10:1
Maximum power at crankshaft 56 kW (76.1 cv) at 8,000 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft 7.45 kgm (73 Nm) at 5,000 rpm
Induction and fuel system Integrated electronic engine management system.
Weber Marelli electronic injection with 38-mm throttle body
Ignition Digital electronic, with two spark plugs per cylinder, integrated with fuel injection system
Starter Electric
Exhaust system 2 into 1 exhaust system in 100% stainless steel with three-way catalytic converter
and lambda probe
Alternator 450 W at 6,000 rpm
Lubrication Dry sump system with separate oil tank
Transmission Sequential 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
Clutch Automatic
Primary drive Belt
Secondary drive Chain
Chassis High-strength steel trellis
Front suspension Upside-down fork, . 43 mm stanchions. Wheel travel 120 mm
Rear suspension Single- piece aluminium alloy swingarm
Hydraulic shock absorber with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping.
Wheel travel 125 mm
Brakes Front: dual . 320 mm diam. stainless steel floating discs. Radial calipers with four pistons.
Rear: . 260 mm stainless steel disc. Single piston caliper.
2-channel Continental ABS system
Rims Aluminium alloy
Front: 3.50 X 17" Rear: 6.00 x 17"
Tyres Radials tubeless;
front: 120/70 ZR 17
rear: 180/55 ZR 17
Dimensions Max. length 2,080 mm
Max. width 800 mm (at handlebar)
Max. height 1,270 mm (1,320 mm at rear-view mirrors)
Saddle height 800 mm
Wheelbase 1,463 mm
Trail 101 mm
Steering angle 24
Tank 16 litres


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