Can you ride the Buell XB9SX Lightning on an A2 licence?
Yes, you can ride the Buell XB9SX Lightning (2004 - 2009) 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 XB9SX Lightning (2004 - 2009)
The Buell XB9SX Lightning, also know as “CityX”, is an old-school, stylish-looking scrambler with a unique design that reminds me some kind of a Mad Max movie bike.
It might seem like a modern urban bike at first glance, but don’t let that fool you. The 984cc v-twin engine of the XB9SX Lightning is outdated by today’s standards and it is the bike’s weakest point. The engine vibrates a lot and its fuel economy is rather poor.
Other than that, the motorcycle handles relatively well, and has a lot of character. However, I wouldn’t recommend buying it as an A2 licence bike.
A2 Licence Compliance
The Buell XB9SX Lightning is a 984cc A2-friendly standard bike. It has a power output of 62 kW (84 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 43.5% to become A2 licence compliant.
You will need a restrictor to ride the Buell XB9SX Lightning on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Buell XB9SX Lightning.
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