Some riders prefer bikes that are built for speed and performance, while others simply love the convenience that riding a motorcycle offers. For commuters who want a bike that will perform well in traffic – or riders looking to make the transition from scooter to motorcycle – the Aprilia Mana 850 could be the answer.
According to the Niagara Falls Review, the Mana 850 “blurs the line” between scooter and motorcycle. That’s because its continuously variable transmission (CVT) is designed to assist riders in deftly navigating crowded streets.
The bike won’t win any drag races, but it does come with a v-twin 839cc engine. Other options are more tuned for convenience, like a transmission with settings for touring, sport and rain that will keep riders going no matter what the weather’s like. Commuters will also enjoy a compartment that can fit a full motorcycle helmet in addition to a socket for charging cell phones and other devices.
For those drivers looking for a bit more performance, Aprilia also makes the Mana 850 GT ABS, which includes a refined chassis for better handling and power.
The Italian manufacturer offers a number of models in the U.S., including the Mana, that could represent an interesting option for riders wanting to look outside the big-name brands like Honda, Harley and BMW.