Can you ride the Buell S1 Lightning on an A2 licence?
Yes, you can ride the Buell S1 Lightning (1997 - 1998) 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!
Buell S1 Lightning (1997 - 1998)
The Buell S1 Lightning is a unique 90s roadster with a vintage cafe racer design and a lot of character. It has an outdated V-Twin engine and terrible fuel economy. On the other hand, the bike offers plenty of torque and handles really well on twisty roads.
It is considered a collector’s motorcycle, so don’t expect it to be cheap. Also, it doesn’t perform really well as a beginner-friendly A2 bike.
A2 Licence Compliance
The Buell S1 Lightning is a 1203cc A2-friendly standard bike. It has a power output of 63 kW (86 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted to be A2 licence compliant.
You will need a restrictor to ride the Buell S1 Lightning on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Buell S1 Lightning.
|Oil capacity||2.5 litres|
|Power output||63 kW|
|Torque output||76 ft-lb|
|Top speed||125 mph|
|Seat height||749 mm|
|Front tyre size||120/70-17|
|Rear tyre size||170/60-17|
|Fuel tank size||21 litres|
|Fuel tank range||160 miles|
|Fuel consumption||40 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£93|