Can you ride the Honda XL650V Transalp on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Honda XL650V Transalp (1987 - 2007) 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!

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Honda XL650V Transalp (1987 - 2007) motorcycle
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Honda XL650V Transalp (1987 - 2007)

The Honda XL650V Transalp first came into production and has been providing seamless ride quality, softly-chuffing charm and reliability since before most new A2 riders were even born.

The XL650V’s engine is known for having a fairly quiet, efficient and reliable engine; even if it has to work hard to pull its 191kg weight.

This A2 bike is very reliable, and if serviced regularly, should go on forever!

A2 Licence Compliance

The Honda XL650V Transalp is a 647cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 39 kW (53 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 10.3% to be A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Honda XL650V Transalp on an A2 licence. See the Honda XL650V Transalp specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the Honda XL650V Transalp.

Restriction Required10.3% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight191 kg
Seat height843 mm
Front tyre size90/90-21
Rear tyre size120/90-17
Top speed110 mph
Engine size647 cc
Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity2.3 litres
Power output39 kW
Power output53 bhp
Torque output41 lb-ft
Fuel tank size19 litres
Fuel tank range190 miles
Fuel consumption46 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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