Can you ride the Kawasaki GPZ500S on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Kawasaki GPZ500S (1987 - 2004) 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 GPZ500S (1987 - 2004) motorcycle

Kawasaki GPZ500S (1987 - 2004)

Surprisingly fast, the Kawasaki GPZ500S makes a great first big bike that can be ridden on an A2 licence with a restrictor.

The GPZ500S is reliable, offers great performance and trusty handling.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Kawasaki GPZ500S is a 498cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 44 kW (60 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 20.4% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Kawasaki GPZ500S on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Kawasaki GPZ500S.

Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size498cc
Power output44 kW
Torque output34 ft-lb
Top speed125 mph
Horsepower60 bhp
Weight176 kg
Seat height775 mm
Front tyre size110/70-17
Rear tyre size130/70-17
Fuel tank size18 litres
Fuel tank range174 miles
Fuel consumption44 mpg
Oil capacity3.4 litres
Annual road tax£84
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