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!

Honda XL650V Transalp (1987 - 2007) motorcycle

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 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 10.2% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Honda XL650V Transalp on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Honda XL650V Transalp.

Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size647cc
Power output39 kW
Torque output41 ft-lb
Top speed110 mph
Horsepower53 bhp
Weight191 kg
Seat height843 mm
Front tyre size90/90-21
Rear tyre size120/90-17
Fuel tank size19 litres
Fuel tank range190 miles
Fuel consumption46 mpg
Oil capacity2.3 litres
Annual road tax£117
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