See how the Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS fares against other similarly priced sport-touring mounts in the 2014 Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS Comparison photo gallery. Read the full review in the 2014 Middleweight Sport-Touring Shootout.
- 2014 Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS - $11,918.95, as tested with accessorial luggage.
- The windscreen on the Mana 850 GT could be taller as it directs turbulent air into the rider’s line of sight.
- The Mana 850 GT uses a non-adjustable inverted fork with two-piece Brembo sourced calipers. The set-up was effective with the fork delivering favorable ride quality over bumps and pot holes in the city.
- One of the greatest features of the Aprilia is its illuminated pop-up style trunk. It swallows 19.1 liters of cargo and has a 12-volt power outlet inside.
- The Aprilia’s instrument display omits a tachometer which we didn’t really miss. What we did miss is a fuel gauge.
- The Mana’s 839cc Twin was the least powerful engine in this test. The Aprilia gets off the line well but struggles to accelerate with the same vigor as the other bikes at highway speeds.
- The Mana features a number of clever engineering tricks including the position of the 4.22-gallon fuel tank beneath the rider and passenger seat.
- The Mana employs a manual-style parking brake to keep the motorcycle from rolling when parked.
- The Mana 850 GT features a clutch lever-less automatic CVT-style transmission thereby simplifying the riding experience.
- Middleweight Sport-Touring Shootout – Horsepower Comparison Chart
- Middleweight Sport-Touring Shootout – Torque Comparison Chart
- The Mana 850 GT offers the most relaxed ergonomics but didn’t feel as agile as the Honda or Kawasaki.