Can you ride the Harley-Davidson XL883 Sportster on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Harley-Davidson XL883 Sportster (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 XL883 Sportster (1993 onwards) motorcycle

Harley-Davidson XL883 Sportster (1993 onwards)

The Harley-Davidson XL883 is one of the most budget ways into the Harley world. As a result, the XL883 is a great A2 bike for those looking to ride a Harley on their A2 licence, provided that you restrict the power by 8% to make the Harley-Davidson XL883 Sportster A2 licence legal.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Harley-Davidson XL883 Sportster is a 883cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 37 kW (50 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 5.40% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Harley-Davidson XL883 Sportster on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Harley-Davidson XL883 Sportster.

Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size883cc
Power output37 kW
Torque output51 ft-lb
Top speed105 mph
Horsepower50 bhp
Weight251 kg
Seat height760 mm
Front tyre size100/90-19
Rear tyre size150/80-16
Fuel tank size12.5 litres
Fuel tank range115 miles
Fuel consumption43 mpg
Oil capacity2.6 litres
Annual road tax£117
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