Can you ride the Aprilia SXV 550 on an A2 licence?
Yes, you can ride the Aprilia SXV 550 (2007 onwards) on an A2 motorbike licence. However, you will need to fit a restrictor kit to reduce its power output and make it A2 licence compliant!
Aprilia SXV 550 (2007 onwards)
If you are looking for a lightweight supermoto bike that is capable of track racing, the Aprilia SXV 550 might be a good choice for you. It is a powerful motorcycle that offers crazy performance and on top of that, it looks really good. Unfortunately, it has a small tank and its seat is uncomfortable even on short rides.
The Aprilia SXV 550 is one of those motorcycles that are A2 legal with a restrictor kit installed. However, it is not recommended to ride the bike with your A2 licence. Because of its lower weight and high power output, you will have to restrict the bike way below the 35kW limit. This will reduce its horsepower significantly and make it nearly useless considering its main purpose – fun.
A2 Licence Compliance
The Aprilia SXV 550 is a 549cc A2-friendly supermoto bike. It has a power output of 53 kW (70 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 34% to be A2 licence compliant.
You will need a restrictor to ride the Aprilia SXV 550 on an A2 licence. See the Aprilia SXV 550 specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the Aprilia SXV 550.
|Restriction Required||34% (to restrict to 35 kW)|
|Seat height||918 mm|
|Front tyre size||120/70-17|
|Rear tyre size||180/55-17|
|Top speed||95 mph|
|Engine oil capacity||1.3 litres|
|Power output||53 kW|
|Power output||70 bhp|
|Torque output||40 lb-ft|
|Fuel tank size||7.8 litres|
|Fuel tank range||80 miles|
|Fuel consumption||55 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£67|