Can you ride the Kawasaki Ninja 300 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Kawasaki Ninja 300 (2012 - 2017) on an A2 motorbike licence. There is no restriction required, as the motorcycle is fully A2 licence compliant!

Kawasaki Ninja 300 (2012 - 2017) motorcycle

Kawasaki Ninja 300 (2012 - 2017)

The Kawasaki Ninja 300 is suitable for an A2 licence, and it can be easily said that the manufacturer hit the nail on the head with this motorbike!

When released, the Ninja 300 was the first practical, economical entry-level motorbike available to the A2 licence group.

More recently, as Honda, Yamaha and other manufacturers have been replacing sporty bikes, the Ninja 300 was replaced with the Ninja 400 in 2018.

The Ninja 300 remains one of the best small capacity bikes out there, and is a hugely popular choice amongst new riders, thanks to it being completely A2 licence friendly (no restrictor required).

Although Kawasaki’s Ninja 300 has a top speed of only 93 mph, it holds bags of fun and makes an ideal commuter, whether you’re a new or experienced rider.

Thanks to its 296cc small capacity engine, the Ninja 300 is very lightweight, offers superb handling and great economy – 280 miles per tank, at over 75 mpg.

To further the discussion on costs, this bike is very affordable to insure, road tax costs only £43, and the actual cost of the Ninja 300 is quite low, due to it being aimed at entry-level or commuter riders.

Thus, without a shadow of a doubt, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 is the perfect A2 motorbike!

Read on for specs, insurance quotes, reviews and alternatives.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Kawasaki Ninja 300 is a 296cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 29 kW (39 bhp), which is within the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. No restriction is required, as the bike is fully A2 licence compliant.

Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size296cc
Power output29 kW
Torque output20 ft-lb
Top speed93 mph
Horsepower39 bhp
Weight172 kg
Seat height785 mm
Front tyre size110/70-17
Rear tyre size140/70-17
Fuel tank size17 litres
Fuel tank range280 miles
Fuel consumption75 mpg
Oil capacity2.2 litres
Annual road tax£55
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