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

Yes, you can ride the Harley-Davidson Road King (1993 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 Road King (1993 onwards) motorcycle

Harley-Davidson Road King (1993 onwards)

For many, the Harley-Davidson FLHR Road King is the best of all Harley-Davidson bikes.

It’s a mix of the Fat Boy and the 50s cruiser style, but with superior comfort.

Just be weary of the fact that the FLHR Road King costs over £17,000 new and used bikes are usually at least £10,000 in good condition.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Harley-Davidson Road King is a 1584cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 48 kW (65 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 27.0% to become A2 licence compliant.

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

Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size1584cc
Power output48 kW
Torque output91 ft-lb
Top speed110 mph
Horsepower65 bhp
Weight332 kg
Seat height693 mm
Front tyre size130/90-16
Rear tyre size140/85-16
Fuel tank size18.9 litres
Fuel tank range135 miles
Fuel consumption44 mpg
Oil capacity3.8 litres
Annual road tax£117
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