Can you ride the Harley-Davidson XL1200R Roadster on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Harley-Davidson XL1200R Roadster (2016 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 XL1200R Roadster (2016 onwards) motorcycle

Harley-Davidson XL1200R Roadster (2016 onwards)

The XL1200R Roadster might not look like a classic Harley-Davidson bike, but it surely has an interesting design. Unlike most other motorcycles from the Sportster family, the XL1200R Roadster actually has that true sporty look that is inspired by the original Sportsters from the 1950s era.

The bike is more powerful than the regular Sportster 883, but the performance is not that great compared to some larger motorcycles in this category. On the other hand, the engine is bulletproof and handling is really good.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Harley-Davidson XL1200R Roadster 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 XL1200R Roadster on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Harley-Davidson XL1200R Roadster.

Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size1202cc
Power output48 kW
Torque output71.5 ft-lb
Top speed110 mph
Horsepower66 bhp
Weight259 kg
Seat height785 mm
Front tyre size120/70-19
Rear tyre size150/70-18
Fuel tank size12.5 litres
Fuel tank range132 miles
Fuel consumption48 mpg
Oil capacity2.6 litres
Annual road tax£117
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