Can you ride the Bimota DB5 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Bimota DB5 (2005 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!

Bimota DB5 (2005 onwards) motorcycle

Bimota DB5 (2005 onwards)

Bimota is a very special motorcycle manufacturer. Their motorcycles are competitive for track racing, however they are not that practical for everyday use. The DB5 is equipped with an older v-twin engine made by Ducati. It is not as powerful as some of the top-of the line engines, but it offers very good acceleration and a lot of torque at low revs.

The bike is extremely lightweight and the riding quality is on a very high level. It is equipped with the finest brakes and suspension available on the market. Unfortunately, due to its bleeding-edge technology, the Bimota DB5 is a very expensive motorcycle.

If you are looking for a truly unique A2-friendly sport bike and you don’t care about its high price tag, then the Bimota DB5 might be the one you are looking for.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Bimota DB5 is a 992cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 68 kW (92 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 48.5% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Bimota DB5 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Bimota DB5.

Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size992cc
Power output68 kW
Torque output68 ft-lb
Top speed150 mph
Horsepower92 bhp
Weight156 kg
Seat height790 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size180/55-17
Fuel tank size16 litres
Fuel tank range138 miles
Fuel consumption41 mpg
Oil capacity3 litres
Annual road tax£117
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