Can you ride the Harley-Davidson XL1200 Sportster on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Harley-Davidson XL1200 Sportster (1995 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 XL1200 Sportster (1995 onwards) motorcycle

Harley-Davidson XL1200 Sportster (1995 onwards)

The XL1200 Sportster and it’s 1200cc engine are just right. It’s a classic cruiser bike, that’s just the right size, and just the right price. Moreover, it can be ridden on an A2 bike licence when restricted to 35 kW.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Harley-Davidson XL1200 Sportster is a 1200cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 48 kW (64 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 XL1200 Sportster on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Harley-Davidson XL1200 Sportster.

Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size1200cc
Power output48 kW
Torque output69 ft-lb
Top speed110 mph
Horsepower64 bhp
Weight255 kg
Seat height710 mm
Front tyre size90/90-21
Rear tyre size150/80-16
Fuel tank size17 litres
Fuel tank range175 miles
Fuel consumption48 mpg
Oil capacity2.6 litres
Annual road tax£117
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