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 The 984cc v-twin engine of the XB9SX Lightning is outdated by today’s standards and it is the bike’s weakest point.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 to be 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.
|Oil capacity||2.4 litres|
|Power output||62 kW|
|Torque output||60 ft-lb|
|Top speed||120 mph|
|Seat height||765 mm|
|Front tyre size||120/70-17|
|Rear tyre size||180/55-17|
|Fuel tank size||14.5 litres|
|Fuel tank range||171 miles|
|Fuel consumption||45 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£93|