Can you ride the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 (2018 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!

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Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 (2018 onwards)

The Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 is one of the best looking bikes that you can ride with an A2 licence, however it needs to be restricted.

It offers excellent riding capabilities, very good handling and long service intervals, which makes it an ideal bike for beginners.

The Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 is definitely not the cheapest A2 motorbike out there and it only has a single-cylinder engine, so it might not be for everyone.

But, you can ride it restricted for a couple of years and de-restrict it later for its full performance of 75 hp.

If you would like to ride a similar bike with a smaller engine, then the Husqvarna Svartpilen 401 or Vitpilen 401 are the bikes you are looking for.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 is a 693cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 54 kW (75 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 35%% to be A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 on an A2 licence. See the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701.

TypeCafe Racer
Restriction Required35%% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight157 kg
Seat height830 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size160/60-17
Top speed115 mph
Engine size693 cc
Engine typeSingle Cylinder
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity1.7 litres
Power output54 kW
Power output75 bhp
Torque output53 lb-ft
Fuel tank size12 litres
Fuel tank range150 miles
Fuel consumptionn/a mpg
Annual road tax£93
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