2009 Aprilia Mana 850 ABS
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– 2009 Aprilia Mana 850 ABS
2009 Aprilia Mana 850 ABS
THANKS TO APRILIA, MOTORCYCLISTS HAVE DISCOVERED A WHOLE NEW APPROACH TO RIDING. THE Mana 850 ABS IS A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME AND PACKED WITH ULTRA-SOPHISTICATED, RIDER-FRIENDLY TECHNOLOGY. NEVER HAS A MOTORCYCLE BEEN SO VERSATILE, SO PROACTIVE, OR SO FUN TO RIDE. NOW THE Mana 850 ABS IS EVEN SAFER TO RIDE, THANKS TO ABS.
APRILIA Mana 850 ABS, MANA ABS
The Aprilia Mana 850 embodies a completely new concept of motorcycling and a brand new way of riding. Here is a bike that has surprised the world of motorcycling and typifies Aprilia’s innovative approach to technology.
The Mana boasts a sequential/automatic gearbox, radial brakes, a helmet storage compartment, and upside down forks, combining the potential of high performance motorcycle with unrivalled functionality. For maximum active safety under all riding conditions, the Mana is now also available with ABS.
The Aprilia MANA is the state of the art in motorcycle technology. Only Aprilia, with its legendary technical skills, would have dared take on a challenge of this entity. The Aprilia 850 MANA is so advanced and so unique that it simply cannot be compared with any other motorcycle. The Mana takes all the stress from motorcycling while injecting more satisfaction and more fun into riding under all conditions, from commuting to sports touring on the open road. All you need to do to enter a whole new world is press the button on the handlebars.
Its revolutionary Sportgear transmission is electronically controlled to deliver unrivalled riding pleasure. So whatever your riding style, and whatever the road conditions, the MANA is the bike you will want to be on.
The transmission management system offers a choice of three “Autodrive” mappings plus a manual, seven speed, sequential gearshift, so you can be absolutely certain to find the perfect ratio for any traffic condition and riding preference. Whether you are just nipping across town or blowing away the cobwebs on a winding country road, the APRILIA MANA always delivers the ideal response and the same unique riding satisfaction. Whatever the conditions, and whoever the rider (even the most demanding), the MANA guarantees a perfect, peak-efficiency ride that lets you discover hitherto unknown potential.
The MANA’s compact, sporty and ecological 90° V twin engine is the perfect partner for this type of transmission. It is compact, powerful and ecological. Pace-setting power and torque mean brilliant performance, especially in acceleration. Virtually no other naked can keep up with a Mana as it pulls away from the lights! Yet the Aprilia 850 MANA is so amazingly easy to ride that blistering performance is well within the reach of any rider. The technology that Aprilia has developed for the 850 MANA is truly ‘rider-friendly’ and amazingly easy to use. The clutch lever has gone, replaced by an electronic control system that leaves you free to relax and enjoy the ride. The sequential gearshift can even be operated by a simply handlebar control as well as by the classic pedal.
As with all Aprilias, accurate design of the chassis guarantees top level handling. The 850 Mana’s tubular trellis frame gives the bike impressive strength and torsional rigidity, and a single piece aluminium swingarm and advanced suspension delivers road holding to satisfy even the most demanding sports rider. Top quality brakes add to active safety by ensuring impressively short stopping distances.
The following are the characteristics that make the Aprilia Mana unique:
” 90° V twin engine with four valves per cylinder, Euro 3 homologated;
” sportgear transmission: electronically controlled sequential gearshift offering two shift modes seven speed manual or Autodrive with three mappings: Touring, Sport, and Rain
” storage compartment with non-scratch lining, large enough for a full-face helmet, with mobile phone holder, toolkit & document holder, and 12V power socket;
” under-seat fuel tank;
” brakes with radial calipers;
” 43 mm upside down fork;
” offset monoshock with spring preload and rebound adjustments;
” steel trellis frame with single piece aluminium swingarm;
” twin spark ignition;
” electronic fuel injection with single throttle body;
” latest generation two channel ABS system (ABS version only)
With its exclusive, unmistakably Italian styling, the 850 MANA embodies the perfect combination of elegance and practicality. As with all Aprilia nakeds, the Mana’s high-tech components make an essential contribution to overall design.
The 16 litre tank is located under the seat, lower than normal, to distribute weight more evenly and lower the bike’s centre of gravity. The “traditional” tank location is occupied instead by an illuminated storage compartment that is lined with non-slip, non-scratch material and big enough to house a full face helmet. The compartment also incorporates mobile phone storage and a 12V power socket.
The MANA is the first motorcycle ever to provide fully integrated helmet storage, a unique and immensely practical advantage, especially for urban commuting and short trips. The compartment is opened electrically by a convenient switch on the handlebars. The lid opens under the control of a hydropneumatic damper that prevents 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.
There can be no doubt that the Mana engine has opened new horizons in the world of motorcycling, featuring as it does a twin cylinder layout, electronic fuel injection, bags of torque, and above all a revolutionary transmission system that completely replaces the conventional mechanical gearbox and delivers a whole new motorcycling experience even under sport riding conditions.
To develop this amazing new engine, Aprilia has relied on the expertise of the world’s top designers and all the skill of its own R&D department.
MANA: the future of the gearbox
The most interesting aspect of the Mana engine is without a doubt its primary drive system, based on an electronically controlled, sequential transmission that offers the rider a choice of control modes.
Riders can choose from two options:
– Sequential mode: The rider decides for himself when to change gear, either using the conventional pedal or a switch on the handlebars. A servo mechanism shifts the main pulley to change between the seven gear ratios amazingly quickly. During deceleration, if the rider omit to change gear manually, the control system intervenes to change down automatically, preventing engine speed from dropping below the set threshold and providing another valuable aid to active safety.
– Fully automatic mode (Autodrive): Sophisticated electronics assume control over everything, and the CVT transmission keeps the engine running at maximum torque speed for optimum pickup and acceleration. The Sportgear transmission offers a choice of three mappings:
Touring: for minimum consumption and maximum usability.
Sport: for top performance with blistering acceleration
Rain: for use on wet or slippery roads
– Semi-Autodrive mode allows the rider only to change down independently. This is particularly useful for overtaking at maximum torque revs or for boosting engine braking when riding down a hill.
You can switch from Autodrive to Sequential mode and back at any time, irrespective of riding conditions. The handlebar gearshift control can also be disabled from the dashboard.
The 90° V engine, chosen for torque and power delivery, is the perfect match for this type of transmission. Delivering 76 horsepower at the crank and well in excess of 7 kgm of torque (at 5,000 rpm), the engine produces an extremely flat power curve that translates into plenty of ready power even at low revs.
The robust steel tube trellis frame sets new standards for this class of machine and ensures top level handling in line with the characteristics of the innovative engine. The single piece aluminium swingarm is damped by a monoshock that is laterally offset to free up space for the exhaust pipe behind the engine and make the motorcycle more compact. The MANA has a wheelbase of only 1,463 mm, extremely short for a naked, even a sports model.
The 43 mm upside down fork slides easily and features an optimised setup for excellent performance even under sport riding conditions. 120 mm of front wheel travel lets you tackle all sorts of road surface.
Impressive stopping power is delivered by the very best braking technology currently available, developed in-house by Aprilia. Radial calipers with 4 pistons are the state of the art for motorcycle brakes and ensure maximum active safety under all braking conditions. The generous front discs are 320 mm in diameter, the standard size for Aprilia’s big bikes, and are complemented by a single 260 mm rear disc.
A sophisticated two channel ABS system maximises the Mana ABS’s already impressive levels of active and passive safety by preventing wheel lock on slippery surfaces and improving braking performance.
Your Mana 850 ABS can become even more versatile, exclusive and unique with the dedicated accessories that Aprilia has designed to satisfy all your needs, from around-town commuting for work or shopping to weekends away and even long journeys.
Adjustable windscreen for stylish protection in all weathers, even at high speeds. Generous side cases personalised with the Mana logo, City 35 litre top box with matching paint finish cover and passenger backrest, robust steel luggage rack for an extended carrying capacity and perfect weight distribution.
2009 Aprilia Mana 850 ABS – Press Release Specifications
Aprilia 90° longitudinal V twin four stroke. Liquid cooled. Single overhead cam with chain drive, four valves per cylinder. Euro3.
Fuel Unleaded petrol.
Bore x stroke 88 x 69 mm.
Total displacement 839.3 cc.
Compression ratio 10:1.
Maximum power at crank 56 kW (76.1 HP) at 8,000 rpm.
Maximum torque at crank 7.45 kgm (73 Nm) at 5,000 rpm.
Fuel system Integrated engine management system. Weber Marelli electronic fuel injection with one 38 mm throttle body.
Ignition Digital electronic ignition, with two spark plugs per cylinder, integrated with fuel injection system.
Two in one system in 100% stainless steel with three-way catalytic converter and Lambda probe.
Generator 450 W at 6000 rpm.
Lubrication Dry sump with separate oil reservoir.
Sequential with manual or automatic mode selectable by the user.
7 ratios in manual mode.
3 mappings (Touring, Sport, Rain) in automatic mode.
Gear change by pedal or handlebar control.
The user can switch from automatic to sequential mode at any moment.
Primary drive Belt.
Final drive Chain.
High strength steel trellis.
Front suspension 43 mm upside-down fork. Wheel travel: 120 mm.
Rear suspension Aluminium alloy single-piece swingarm.
Hydraulic shock absorber adjustable in spring preload and rebound damping. Wheel travel: 125 mm.
Brakes Front: double stainless steel floating disc ( 320 mm). Radial calipers with four pistons.
Rear: stainless steel disc ( 260 mm). Single piston caliper. Two channel ABS system (Mana ABS).
Front: 3.50 x 17″.
Rear: 6.00 x 17″.
Tyres Radial tubeless.
Front: 120/70 ZR 17.
Rear: 180/55 ZR 17.
Overall length: 2080 mm
Overall width: 800 mm (at handlebars)
Overall height: 1130 mm
Seat height: 800 mm
Wheelbase: 1463 mm
Trail: 103 mm
Rake angle: 24°
Tank capacity 16 litres.
Adjustable windscreen, side cases personalised with the Mana logo, City 35 litre top box with matching paint finish cover and passenger backrest, stainless steel luggage rack.
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