Can you ride the Harley-Davidson XL1200NS Iron on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Harley-Davidson XL1200NS Iron (2018 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 XL1200NS Iron (2018 onwards) motorcycle

Harley-Davidson XL1200NS Iron (2018 onwards)

The Harley-Davidson Iron 1200 comes with the same engine as the Sportster Forty-Eight. It is a much more powerful motorcycle than the regular Iron 883, which was considered one of the best starter bikes of all times.

The bike is fun to ride, easy to maintain and extremely reliable. On top of that, the Iron 1200 is available with the 35kW restriction, so you will be able to ride it with your A2 licence!

A2 Licence Compliance

The Harley-Davidson XL1200NS Iron is a 1202cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 48 kW (66 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 XL1200NS Iron on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Harley-Davidson XL1200NS Iron.

Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size1202cc
Power output48 kW
Torque output70.8 ft-lb
Top speed118 mph
Horsepower66 bhp
Weight248 kg
Seat height735 mm
Front tyre size100/90-19
Rear tyre size150/80-16
Fuel tank size12.5 litres
Fuel tank range150 miles
Fuel consumption54 mpg
Oil capacity2.6 litres
Annual road tax£117
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