Can you ride the Honda NTV650 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Honda NTV650 (1988 - 1997) 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 NTV650 (1988 - 1997) motorcycle

Honda NTV650 (1988 - 1997)

The Honda NTV650, also known as Deauville, is an affordable naked bike with a reliable engine and tons of character. The motorcycle has a pretty standard look that some younger folks might not like that much. However, if you don’t mind the old-school 80s design and outdated technology, you will fall in love with this bike.

Thanks to its good stability and lots of torque, the bike is super-fun to ride. There are some vibrations and the exhaust is loud, but these attributes add to the character of the bike. The NTV650 was designed for riding around town, but is comfortable enough even for longer trips.

In terms of equipment, the Honda NTV650 is pretty bare bones. It doesn’t come with a fancy screen or ABS, but you will be able to find all sorts of aftermarket parts for it.

So, if you are looking for a cheap, bulletproof motorcycle that can also be used as a winter bike, then the Honda NTV650 might be a good option for you.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Honda NTV650 is a 647cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 42 kW (57 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 16.6% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Honda NTV650 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Honda NTV650.

Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size647cc
Power output42 kW
Torque output39 ft-lb
Top speed110 mph
Horsepower57 bhp
Weight188 kg
Seat height780 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size150/70-18
Fuel tank size19 litres
Fuel tank range250 miles
Fuel consumption60 mpg
Oil capacity2.6 litres
Annual road tax£117
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