New 2014 Aprilia Mana GT ABS 850



VIN: ZD4RCC016ES000402

Approx. miles: 10

BuyBacks: Occasionally manufacturers get bikes back from dealers because they will not be continuing in that capacity. This can be due to retirement, giving up the franchise, closing, bankruptcy, etc. When this happens, the manufacturer buys the bike back and then resells it to another dealer. The bike may have some miles on it and possibly and nick or scratch or two, but is otherwise brand new and never been sold or registered. On this particuar bike we noticed a small scratch on the fairing just to the left of the headlight, two scratches on the right of the "gas tank," and some nicks on the top of the "gas tank" (in this case a storage area). Please see pictures.

Moto International has a long reputation for seeking out these exceptional bargains.

Price: $11,199 reduced $5,200 to $5,999.00, plus freight, setup, and tax, $50 document fee, and title transfer / tab renewal unless verifiable out-of-state residency. All prices reflect a 2% discount for payment by cash, check, wire transfer, direct deposit, debit card, or through financing.

Factory Warranty1 year with unlimited miles beginning when purchased.

BuyBack Price:

Washington State Resident

Fly-and-Ride (You pick the bike up in Seattle)*

To Your Door (Complete price delivered to you within the Continental US**

MSRP

$11,199.00

$11,199.00

$11,199.00

Less discount

-5,200.00

-5,200.00

-5,200.00

BuyBack price

$5,999.00

$5,999.00

$5,999.00

Freight to dealer

440.00

440.00

440.00

Setup

310.00

310.00

310.00

Document fee

50.00

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Subtotal

$6,799.00

$6,749.00

$6,749.00

Sales tax

811.10

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Title/license (est.)

190.00

35.00

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Shipping

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650.00

Total

$7,800.10

$6,784.00

$7,399.00

*Verified out-of-state residents only. 

All prices reflect a 2% discount for payment by cash, check, wire transfer, direct deposit, debit card, or through financing.

Financing

Aprilia called their Mana the world’s first automatic motorcycle, which I thought was stupid on two counts. First, their own cousin manufacturer, Moto Guzzi, made an automatic starting in 1975. Secondly, the Mana has a mode with manual sequential shifting so it really isn’t wholly an automatic anyway.

The Mana is best defined as a clutchless motorcycle. You can choose to either shift it manually through 7 simulated gears or ride in one of three totally automatic modes. It therefore combines some of the convenient commuting elements of a scooter with the more visceral aspects of a motorcycle.

Like a scooter, you don’t have to hold a clutch at stops or in stop-and-go traffic. And, like a scooter the Mana has a large storage compartment in place of the usual gas tank. It’s shaped to hold a helmet but most full face lids don’t fit. That’s OK by me, as I find storage compartments always have enough miscellaneous junk in them that there’s no room for a helmet anyway. I do wish this feature hadn’t been included, however, as the gas has to go somewhere and that’s under the seat, which makes the seat high for shorter riders.

I was intrigued right from the start as I had a Guzzi automatic for a dozen years. People would ask why I rode that thing, saying that shifting was part of the fun of riding. Well, I thought of it as neither fun nor a bother – like breathing it’s just something you do – but still I couldn’t tell them what pleased me about it. Then I got an Aprilia scooter for commuting and discovered that I felt more attuned to the world around me, as if not shifting freed up some of my mental RAM for other things.

And then I put it all together and came to this conclusion: a normal shifting motorcycle is sort of like a shark needing to move to breathe: you fell like you always need to be on the go. With an automatic, you can ride that way you can ride in the more relaxed mode of a scooter. Whatever. I bought a Mana.

At first, our Mana customers were either beginning riders or people moving to bikes from scooters. But it quickly evolved to mostly experienced riders. It’s common to add either a luggage rack & trunk or saddlebags. Some have been light tourers while others have served as weekend rides or commuters. One commuter is up around 40,000 miles on his Mana.

Ciao,

Dave Richardson

Engine:  
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  8
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  SOHC
Compression Ratio  10:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Type  Gas
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Continuously Variable (CVT)
Number Of Speeds  7
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Chain
Wheels & Tires:  
Front Tire (Full Spec)  120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  180/55 ZR17
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Dual Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Technical Specifications:  
Wheelbase (in/mm)  57.6 / 1463
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.2 / 16
Type
New
Available Colors
Orange
Stock Status
In Stock
Pricing
MSRP: $11,199.00
Less discount: -$5,200.00
Sale price: $5,999.00
Freight: $440.00
Set-up: $310.00
Document fee $50.00
Subtotal: $6,799.00
Tax: $707.10
License (est.): $190.00
Total: $7.696.10

*Tax and license fees apply to Washington State residents only.