2011 Aprilia Motorcycle
The words "automatic transmission" are often enough to send a motorcyclist running in the opposite direction. In the case of the 2011 Aprilia Mana 850 GT ABS, though, that would be a mistake.
A sporty bike with a fully automatic continuously variable transmission, the Mana has excellent handling to go along with its ease of use.
I have to confess that, as a woman motorcycle rider, I feel the need to prove myself. Early in my riding career, I rebelled against electric starting, even though it is obviously a great convenience. I wanted to prove to everyone that I could start the bike myself-like anyone cared.
Automatic Mana 850
There is a constant tension in the world between Futurists and Luddites. Some of us are early adopters-never waiting for new technology to be proven, we are willing beta testers. Others are content to wait until all the bugs have been exterminated and the mature product is ready for safe consumption. Enter the 2009 Aprilia Mana 850.
Lamenting for a place to store your lunch, a second layer, or maybe even an overnight change of clothes? Some sport bikes offer a mini-trunk with enough space for at least your sunglasses, wallet and maybe your hat if you crush it down. But in general, most are lacking.