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

Yes, you can ride the Harley-Davidson LiveWire (2019 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 LiveWire (2019 onwards) motorcycle

Harley-Davidson LiveWire (2019 onwards)

The Harley-Davidson LiveWire is the company’s first electric motorcycle. It is a hybrid between a cruiser and a naked bike, and it comes with a 15.5 kWh battery. As most other electric bikes, it has a relatively low battery range and therefore, it is more suitable for urban riding.

The motorcycle is very comfortable to ride, even on longer distances. You can switch between four riding modes (sport, road, range, and rain). The bike handles extremely well and the steering feel is very natural. The battery range is around 110 miles (177 km), which might not seem very good at first, but it is more than enough for everyday commuting.

The build quality of the motorcycle is really good, but you will have to pay for it. The Harley-Davidson LiveWire will cost you a whopping £25,000 when you purchase a new bike.

Because it is an electric motorcycle, you don’t need any A2 licence restriction, even though its horsepower exceeds the A2 licence limit. Also, you don’t have to pay the road tax.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Harley-Davidson LiveWire is a 12V / 0cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 78 kW (104 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 55.1% to become A2 licence compliant.

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

Engine typeElectric
Engine strokesBattery-Powered
Engine size12V / 0cc
Power output78 kW
Torque output86 ft-lb
Top speed115 mph
Horsepower104 bhp
Weight249 kg
Seat height780 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size180/55-17
Fuel tank size15.5 kWh / 0 litres
Fuel tank range110 miles
Fuel consumption8 mpg
Annual road tax£0
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