Can you ride the Ducati Monster 821 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Ducati Monster 821 (2014 - 2020) 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 Monster 821 (2014 - 2020) motorcycle

Ducati Monster 821 (2014 - 2020)

The Ducati Monster 821 is definitely one of most popular naked motorcycles of all times. It has a simple, minimalist design, which makes it look absolutely phenomenal. There is no way you can mistake it for any other bike from a different brand.

Compared to previous models such as the Monster 796, the 821 has much more power under the hood. It comes with a whopping 82 kW (112 bhp), which makes it illegal to ride on an A2 licence.

Luckily, Ducati has also released an A2-legal version that is restricted to 35 kW from factory. Apart from the reduced horsepower, it has the exact same specs as the regular model and you can de-restrict it once you get your full category A motorbike licence.

The Ducati Monster 821 features a three-level adjustable ABS, high-quality colour TFT display, three riding modes, and three power modes. It is a modern, reliable bike and you don’t have to worry about the usual issues of older Ducati motorcycles. The build quality is excellent and the machine is a real joy to ride. The only downside of this bike is a higher price tag.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Ducati Monster 821 is a 821cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 82 kW (112 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 57.3% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Ducati Monster 821 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Ducati Monster 821.

Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size821cc
Power output82 kW
Torque output65.8 ft-lb
Top speed140 mph
Horsepower112 bhp
Weight179 kg
Seat height785 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size180/60-17
Fuel tank size17.5 litres
Fuel tank range150 miles
Fuel consumption45 mpg
Oil capacity3.2 litres
Annual road tax£117
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