Aprilia Mana GT coming stateside, no word on ABS

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In Europe, the Aprilia Mana GT comes standard with ABS, but even though Piaggio announced US availability to its dealers in LA today, there’s some confusion on whether or not ABS will be included. The GT is a fairly light change over the regular Mana, just adding the half-fairing and adjustable windscreen you see in the photos. That’s still enough to transform the already supremely practical and fun bike into one of the most useful motorcycles around, adding weather protection to the full-face-capable trunk, CVT transmission and underseat fuel tank. That scooter-like function is added to sporting v-twin like fun courtesy of the high-spec suspension and 76bhp v-twin. Check out our Aprilia Mana 850 review to find out what it’s like to ride one or click through for full specs.  >

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: 76hp at 8,000 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft: 53.8lb/ft 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 suspensionUpside-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

  • vic

    it’s funny that in this configuration it can store more stuff than most big tourers(besides the front helmet bay it has a big compartment under the rider seat,complete with lights and phone charger)couple that with the luggage shown here and maybe a small bag for the passenger seat if you’re traveling solo and you have A LOT of storage in such a compact machine.touring accross europe with a lot of stop and go traffic is definitely more fun with this,not to mention the corners.that’s prob why bikes like the yamaha fazer are popular over here,despite the fact that,from what i’ve seen[my brother has one of these]they can’t do anything right

  • http://cohobot.blogspot.com coho

    It looks a little like a 3/4 scale Ulysses.
    I mean that in a good way.

  • Chuluun

    I’ve always liked the look of the Mana, and it makes more sense than ever in this form. I don’t understand why there aren’t a lot more bikes with helmet storage in the ‘tank’ area, as so many have alternative fuel storage spaces now. The only other one I can think of is the old Suzuki GSX250F Across.

    I’d definitely consider this.

  • http://muthalovin.com the_doctor

    I first read this post in RSS form without pictures, and when I read that the Mana had a “full-face-capable trunk” I had to see a photo. I am impressed.

  • mymana

    I ride a Mana GT ABS in France for one month now and it is a perfect bike as now I can ride for long journeys without being tired.
    Automatic gearbox is perfect for commuting.
    extra storage can be bought even for a standard mana.

    The real benefit of the GT version is the windscreen and the manually adjustable rear suspension. Front light efficiency has also been improved