Can you ride the Hesketh V1000 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Hesketh V1000 (1982 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!

Hesketh V1000 (1982 onwards) motorcycle

Hesketh V1000 (1982 onwards)

Believe it or not, but you can still buy an 80s classic Hesketh V1000 motorcycle, brand new, made in small numbers by Broom Engineering.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Hesketh V1000 is a 1192cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 64 kW (86 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 45.3% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Hesketh V1000 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Hesketh V1000.

Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size1192cc
Power output64 kW
Torque output67 ft-lb
Top speed125 mph
Horsepower86 bhp
Weight240 kg
Seat height838 mm
Front tyre size110/90-18
Rear tyre size150/70-17
Fuel tank size25.3 litres
Fuel tank range220 miles
Fuel consumption40 mpg
Oil capacity3 litres
Annual road tax£117
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