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

Yes, you can ride the Harley-Davidson Softail Blackline (2011 - 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!

Harley-Davidson Softail Blackline (2011 - 2012) motorcycle

Harley-Davidson Softail Blackline (2011 - 2012)

The Harley-Davidson Blackline seems great on paper. It is a stylish Softail motorcycle that looks a lot like some of the other blacked-out “bad boy style” bikes such as the Night Train or Nightster.

The build quality is really good and the V-Twin engine is powerful and reliable. Unfortunately, the handlebars are way too narrow and unpractical. Additionally, the riding position is extremely low and the handling could be better.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Harley-Davidson Softail Blackline is a 1584cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 53 kW (72 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 33.9% to become A2 licence compliant.

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

Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size1584cc
Power output53 kW
Torque output125 ft-lb
Top speed110 mph
Horsepower72 bhp
Weight294 kg
Seat height655 mm
Front tyre size80/90-21
Rear tyre size140/85-16
Fuel tank size18.9 litres
Fuel tank range185 miles
Fuel consumption44 mpg
Oil capacity3.3 litres
Annual road tax£117
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