Can you ride the Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail (1988 onwards) 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!

Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail (1988 onwards) motorcycle

Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail (1988 onwards)

The Harley-Davidson FLST Heritage Softail is a large Harley with classic 50s styling and the latest version of their much loved, air-cooled 1449cc engine. However, one of the biggest features of the Heritage Softail is the hidden rear suspension that makes it look like a “hardtail”.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail is a 1449cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 49 kW (67 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 28.5% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Harley-Davidson Heritage Softail.

Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size1449cc
Power output49 kW
Torque output81 ft-lb
Top speed110 mph
Horsepower67 bhp
Weight305 kg
Seat height668 mm
Front tyre size130/90-16
Rear tyre size150/80-16
Fuel tank size19 litres
Fuel tank range185 miles
Fuel consumption44 mpg
Oil capacity3.3 litres
Annual road tax£117
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