Can you ride the Honda CB600F Hornet on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Honda CB600F Hornet (1998 - 1999) 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!

Honda CB600F Hornet (1998 - 1999) motorcycle

Honda CB600F Hornet (1998 - 1999)

The Honda CB600F Hornet is a legendary naked bike that gained a huge popularity in the early 2000s. The only version of the motorcycle that can be ridden on an A2 licence is the 1998-1999 model. The newer models all exceed the 35 kW limit upon restriction and therefore, a full category A1 motorcycle licence is needed.

The Honda Hornet is a great all-rounder that is suitable for both commuting and occasional track days. It is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a simple, easy to maintain bike with good handling and lots of power. Its inline-four cylinder engine is reliable and super-smooth at all revs.

The Honda CB600F Hornet is a surprisingly affordable motorcycle and there are still plenty of them for sale. The only small downside of the bike is its outdated equipment, but it is tolerable in this price range.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Honda CB600F Hornet is a 599cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 69 kW (94 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 49.2% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Honda CB600F Hornet on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Honda CB600F Hornet.

Engine typeInline 4
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size599cc
Power output69 kW
Torque output47 ft-lb
Top speed140 mph
Horsepower94 bhp
Weight179 kg
Seat height790 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size180/55-17
Fuel tank size17 litres
Fuel tank range150 miles
Fuel consumption41 mpg
Oil capacity3.8 litres
Annual road tax£84
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