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Aprilia Mana 850 GT

Matrix
user 9707340
Brampton, ON
Post #: 118
Does anyone have anything to say about this bike? I am going to look at one on Saturday, looking for alternatives to paying a hefty price for the BMW 650 GT, I love the look of this bike....

http://www.aprilia-ca...­
mondo
dzgnboy
Toronto, ON
Post #: 2,312
On my "nice to have list".

It will definitely outperform the 650GT. Here's an article where it gave the Aprilia Shiver a run for its money on the track with 20 less hp.

http://www.cycleworld...­

Sitting on the bike, it feels very strange not to have a left lever on the bars, since braking is done with a traditional right foot lever. Other than that, I'm sure it's pretty sweet.



mondo
dzgnboy
Toronto, ON
Post #: 2,313
is it actually cheaper than the Beemer?
Matrix
user 9707340
Brampton, ON
Post #: 119
6999.00 6000 Kms
mondo
dzgnboy
Toronto, ON
Post #: 2,314
I would snap it up in a heartbeat.
Matrix
user 9707340
Brampton, ON
Post #: 120
Mondo, that is reassuring coming from you, I thank you for that input, I guess I'll be selling my MS3250 Hyosung if anyone is looking for a nice bike, it served it's purpose, just looking for something a little larger now :)
mondo
dzgnboy
Toronto, ON
Post #: 2,315
Remember though, that while it's automatic, it handles like a motorcycle. Make sure you at least sit on it before you buy, since the sitting position and the ergonomics are much different from a scooter. I found it a little taller than what I was used to (My GS500 has a very low seat height), though I didn't take it off its centre stand.

I'm also pretty sure it can get to its 190kmh top speed very quickly, so the acceleration may take a little getting used to. Once you do, though, you'll never go back!

I probably would have one now, but I think I'd miss the fun of shifting.
A former member
Post #: 6,053
The Mana can be shifted manually and automatically,
Nice bike, Sounds like a really nice deal, Snap it up.
mondo
dzgnboy
Toronto, ON
Post #: 2,318
The manual shifting is electronically emulated. Feel isn't quite the same.

The CVT is the reason that it stacks up to the Shiver.
Michael Tex D.
user 9406728
Toronto, ON
Post #: 1,469
Sit on the Mana 1st the seat height is 31.4 in. (798 mm). I test rode the Mana at Motrotta a few years back and loved the bike. I settled on a Vespa GTS 300 as the insurance at the time was a killer for the Mana.

Don’t forget the Aprilia SRV 850 scooter as it shares the same engine as the Mana.

Have look at this post on other Automatic Motorcycles
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