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!

Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 (2018 onwards) motorcycle

Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 (2018 onwards)

The Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 is one of the best looking bikes you can ride on 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 74 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 55 kW (74 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 36.3% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701.

Engine typeSingle Cylinder
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size693cc
Power output55 kW
Torque output53 ft-lb
Top speed115 mph
Horsepower74 bhp
Weight157 kg
Seat height830 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size160/60-17
Fuel tank size12 litres
Fuel tank range150 miles
Fuel consumption80 mpg
Oil capacity1.7 litres
Annual road tax£117
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