Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2010 Aprilia Mana 850 GT. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
Honda’s been getting most of the automatic transmission motorcycle headlines over the last few years with their Dual Clutch Transmission, but Aprilia fans know that the firm was ahead of the times with Mana, a motorcycle with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that debuted in 2007. Of course, the Italians would never use such a boring term as CVT – they called it a “Sport Gear System.”
In either form, riders were given a 839.3cc V-Twin that produced 75 hp and 57 ft-lb of torque at the crank. But the star of the show is the transmission, which has an internal belt on pulleys to change ratios and an automatic centrifugal clutch so you can just twist and go from a stop. Riders had the choice of leaving the transmission in automatic or shifting through seven preset ratios in with a foot shift or buttons on the left controls.
The seller is letting it go as she no longer uses it. She notes that the front wheel has been replaced (it was bent when she once hit a downed sign in the road but the bike stayed upright) and that the evaporative emission control system canister was replaced due to a crack by Thousand Oaks Powersports in Thousand Oaks, California (a licensed Aprilia dealership).
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please schedule an appointment for a viewing), this Mana is offered on a clean California title. Please note that while the most recent sticker is from 2017, the registration is current through December 2020.