Can you ride the Ducati Hypermotard 796 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Ducati Hypermotard 796 (2009 - 2012) 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!

Ducati Hypermotard 796 (2009 - 2012) motorcycle

Ducati Hypermotard 796 (2009 - 2012)

The Ducati Hypermotard 796 is a unique motorcycle with a super-cool design and excellent build quality. It is a hybrid between a supermoto and a sport bike, which creates its own category of large dual-sport bikes. The bike is significantly smaller and lighter than its bigger brother, the Hypermotard 1100, and both of these bikes are A2 legal when restricted.

Thanks to its powerful V-Twin engine based on the Ducati Monster 696, the Hypermotard 796 offers plenty of torque and super-fast acceleration. The riding experience is really smooth and the bike handles incredibly well on all types of roads. In fact, it is arguably the most fun-to-ride motorcycle on the market.

It might not be as lightweight as some other supermoto bikes, but it and offers better stability and higher level of comfort on longer rides. So, if you are in search of a good-looking A2 bike with lots of performance and top-notch craftsmanship, the Ducati Hypermotard 796 might be the perfect choice for you.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Ducati Hypermotard 796 is a 803cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 60 kW (81 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 41.6% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Ducati Hypermotard 796 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Ducati Hypermotard 796.

Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size803cc
Power output60 kW
Torque output55 ft-lb
Top speed125 mph
Horsepower81 bhp
Weight167 kg
Seat height825 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size180/50-17
Fuel tank size12.4 litres
Fuel tank range168 miles
Fuel consumption51 mpg
Oil capacity3.1 litres
Annual road tax£117
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