Derived from Aprilia's press release, except from the comments paragraph.

     VERSATILE AND MULTIFORM, THE APRILIA MANA 850 GT IS THE MOST COMPLETE MOTORCYCLE ON THE MARKET. INTELLIGENT, INNOVATIVE, COMFORTABLE WITH A UNIQUE ON-THE-ROAD FEEL THANKS TO ITS SPORTGEAR TRANSMISSION.

     Sportgear sequential/automatic transmission, radial brake callipers, helmet compartment, upside down forks, Aprilia Mana combines the potential of the motorbike with an unmatched functional nature and flexibility of use.
     A unique bike in the motorcycling world with a potentially endless number of variations: this is the Aprilia Mana GT 850, the version that extends the proverbial versatility of the 850 cc produced in Noale even further.


     Here are some of the Aprilia Mana GT 850's special features:
• half-fairing with adjustable windshield;
• Sportgear transmission: electronically controlled sequential gearshift with two shift modes: seven speed manual or Autodrive with three different mappings: Sport/Touring/Rain;
• helmet compartment with non-scratch lining for a full face helmet, with mobile phone holder, toolkit/glove-box and 12V power socket;
• new latest generation 2-channel Continental ABS system (standard)
• lateral shock absorber with practical knob for easily adjusting preload and extension;
• 90 V-twin engine with four valves per cylinder, Euro 3 compliant.
• brakes with radial callipers;
• 43 mm upside down fork;
• steel trellis frame with single piece aluminium swingarm;
• undersaddle fuel tank.


     Innovative engine and transmission
     The half-fairing makes the GT version even more unique and lets you get the very best out of the V2 850-engine performance with Sportgear transmission.
      A twin cylinder engine that with its 76 HP and exceptionally flat torque curve gives excellent performance already at low revs, in acceleration, pick-up and at speed, and is the perfect match for the touring soul of the Mana 850 GT and the motorcyclist's need for responsiveness.

     Intelligent transmission
     The primary drive is the focal point of the entire Mana range. The Sportgear transmission offers the rider a choice of different driving modes:
     • Sequential mode: The rider decides when to change gear by using the conventional control on the pedal or by pressing a switch on the handlebars as desired.
    
     An electronically-controlled servo mechanism acts on the main pulley which changes the gearshift mode with seven gear ratios amazingly quickly.
     Only during deceleration, if the rider does not manually change gear, the engine automatically changes down gear using the Semi-Sequential function and preventing the minimum RPM threshold from going below the set limit. Another valuable aid to safe riding.
      • Fully automatic mode (Autodrive): the sophisticated electronics control everything and the CVT transmission keeps the engine running at maximum torque speed for optimum pick-up and acceleration.
     The rider can choose from three different mappings: 1. Touring: for those who want a softer power delivery and minimum fuel consumption; 2. Sport: for maximum performance and quick acceleration; 3. Rain: on wet or slippery roads in maximum safety; Semi-Autodrive mode only allows the rider to change down gear. This is useful for overtaking at maximum torque revs or when riding down a hill when engine braking is required.
    
     You can switch from Autodrive to Sequential mode and vice versa at any time and in any riding conditions. The handlebar gearshift control can be disabled from the instrument panel.
     There's no clutch lever because everything is electronically managed, leaving the rider to fully enjoy the riding experience. The sequential transmission is activated with the classic pedal command or, alternatively, via the command on the handlebar.

     Elegant design and intelligent solutions
     Mana GT 850 uses the same technical base as the Mana and shares the same exclusive and unmistakable Italian design. The 16-litre tank is located under the saddle in a lower position to distribute weight more evenly and lower the bikes centre of gravity making it incredibly light and easy to ride.
     Where the tank would normally be is occupied instead by an illuminated storage compartment lined with non-slip, non-scratch material and big enough to hold a full-face helmet as well as a mobile-phone holder and a 12V power socket.
    
     All this offers storage capacity which is virtually unheard of in the world of motorcycling. Like its Naked sister bike, the compartment is opened electrically by a switch on the handlebar. Opening is controlled by a hydropneumatic damper that is designed to prevent 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.

     Chassis architecture
     The robust steel tube trellis frame has a single piece aluminium swingarm that directly controls a laterally-offset shock absorber.
     On the Mana GT 850 the spring preload and damper rebound can be adjusted with a knob and has been moved to the outside. It can be easily accessed for quick and precise adjustments to adapt to your own particular riding needs and bike load (passenger, luggage, etc.).
     The 43-mm upside down fork slides easily and has an optimised set-up that suits the new weight distribution and the touring nature of this bike. Its 120-mm front wheel travel allows you to effortlessly tackle all sorts of road surface and offers the right support even under sport riding conditions.

     Brakes
     The only one in its category, the efficient braking system, which has a front system with 320 mm discs and radial callipers, combined with a latest generation two-channel Continental ABS system - fitted as standard

     Recommended retail price for the Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS : 9.180 .


     APRILIA MANA GT 850 - TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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 56 kW (76.1 hp) at 8,000 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft 7.45 kgm (73 Nm) 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 suspension Upside-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 callipers 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 103 mm
Steering angle 24
Tank 16 litres

APRILIA MANA - MANA ABS - TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Engine type Aprilia longitudinal 90 V-twin engine, 4 stroke, liquid cooled, single overhead camshaft with chain drive, four valves per cylinder Euro 3
Fuel Unleaded petrol
Bore and stroke 88 x 69 mm
Total engine capacity 839.3 cc
Compression ratio 10:1
Maximum power at crankshaft 56 kW (76.1 CV) at 8,000 rpm
Maximum torque at crankshaft 7.45 kgm (73 Nm) at 5,000 rpm
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
Start up 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
Gearbox Sequential with user-selectable manual and automatic modes; 7 speeds in manual mode. 3 mappings (Touring – Sport - Rain) in Autodrive mode; Gear shifting by foot lever or handlebar control. The rider may switch between automatic and sequential modes at any time;
Clutch Automatic
Primary drive Belt
Secondary drive Chain
Chassis High-strength steel trellis
Front suspension Upside-down fork,  43 mm stanchions.
Wheel travel 120 mm
Rear suspension Single- piece aluminium alloy swingarm Hydraulic shock absorber with adjustable spring preload and hydraulic rebound damping.
Wheel travel 125 mm
Brakes
Front: dual  320 mm stainless steel floating discs. Radial callipers with four pistons
Rear:  260 mm stainless steel disc. Single piston caliper. 2-channel ABS system (Mana ABS)
Wheel rims Aluminium alloy
Front: 3.50 X 17"
Rear: 6.00 x 17"Tyres
Radial tubeless tyres;
front: 120/70 ZR 17
rear: 180/55 ZR 17
Dimensions Max. length 2,080 mm Max. width 800 mm (at handlebar) Max height 1130 mm
Saddle height 800 mm
Wheelbase 1,463 mm
Trail 103 mm
Steering angle
24
Tank 16 litres
Accessories Adjustable windshield, Mana personalised side bags, City 35 LT rear top box with painted cover and backrest, stainless steel luggage rack.

     Comment: It is an easy and safe bike to ride, somewhere between scooters and motorcycles.
     Mana provides a bike riding position and feeling of riding. he storage space provided replacing the reservoir and the automatic transmission enhance every day use and come from the world of scooters.