Can you ride the Buell X1 Lightning on an A2 licence?
Yes, you can ride the Buell X1 Lightning (1998 - 2002) 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 X1 Lightning (1998 - 2002)
The Buell X1 Lightning is a stylish old-school cafe racer that has evolved from the M2 Cyclone. As all other Buell motorcycles from the 90s, the X1 Lightning is infamous for its outdated engine and bad fuel economy.
In theory, the Buell X1 Lightning can be ridden on an A2 licence, as its power output is around 70 kW. However, I don’t think anyone would like it as their first bike. This motorcycle is definitely not for everyone, but it surely has its own character.
A2 Licence Compliance
The Buell X1 Lightning is a 1203cc A2-friendly standard bike. It has a power output of 70 kW (95 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 X1 Lightning on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Buell X1 Lightning.
|Oil capacity||2.5 litres|
|Power output||70 kW|
|Torque output||86 ft-lb|
|Top speed||135 mph|
|Seat height||749 mm|
|Front tyre size||120/70-17|
|Rear tyre size||180/55-17|
|Fuel tank size||16.3 litres|
|Fuel tank range||130 miles|
|Fuel consumption||40 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£93|