Can you ride the Kawasaki ER-5 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Kawasaki ER-5 (1996 - 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!

Kawasaki ER-5 (1996 - 2007) motorcycle

Kawasaki ER-5 (1996 - 2007)

The Kawasaki ER-5 is a basic middle-weight commuter bike that is affordable and super-easy to maintain. Its parallel twin engine doesn’t offer much power at higher speeds, but it is more than enough for riding around town.

Unfortunately, the build quality is not that great and some of the parts suffer from corrosion. Nevertheless, it is still a good starter bike.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Kawasaki ER-5 is a 498cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 36 kW (48 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 2.77% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Kawasaki ER-5 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Kawasaki ER-5.

Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size498cc
Power output36 kW
Torque output33 ft-lb
Top speed110 mph
Horsepower48 bhp
Weight179 kg
Seat height800 mm
Front tyre size110/70-17
Rear tyre size140/70-17
Fuel tank size17 litres
Fuel tank range170 miles
Fuel consumption46 mpg
Oil capacity3 litres
Annual road tax£80
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