Can you ride the Kawasaki KR1 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Kawasaki KR1 (1990 - 1992) 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 KR1 (1990 - 1992) motorcycle

Kawasaki KR1 (1990 - 1992)

Kawasaki’s KR1 was the quickest mass-produced, 250 two-stroke ever (139mph being recorded in a 1990 speed test), being quicker than both Suzuki’s RGV and even Aprilia’s later (but RGV-powered) RS250.

On the downside it came with slightly questionable reliability and handling that could tank slap you into casualty. Dangerous, but hugely addictive.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Kawasaki KR1 is a 249cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 43 kW (59 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 18.6% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Kawasaki KR1 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Kawasaki KR1.

Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes2-Stroke
Engine size249cc
Power output43 kW
Torque output25 ft-lb
Top speed139 mph
Horsepower59 bhp
Weight131 kg
Seat height755 mm
Front tyre size110/70-17
Rear tyre size140/60-18
Fuel tank size16 litres
Fuel tank range160 miles
Fuel consumption38 mpg
Oil capacity1.2 litres
Annual road tax£55
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