Can you ride the Kawasaki Versys 650 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Kawasaki Versys 650 (2010 - 2014) 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 Versys 650 (2010 - 2014) motorcycle

Kawasaki Versys 650 (2010 - 2014)

The original Versys 650 was nearly perfect and the only issue it had was engine vibrations. Kawasaki has solved the issue and on top of that, the look of the bike has also been improved.

The 2010 Kawasaki Versys comes with a brand new engine, better design and a couple of other minor improvements. It is a super-versatile motorcycle that can be used for both adventure-touring and commuting. Despite its lower price tag, the build quality is excellent and it feels like a much more expensive bike.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Kawasaki Versys 650 is a 649cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 47 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 25.5% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Kawasaki Versys 650 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Kawasaki Versys 650.

Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size649cc
Power output47 kW
Torque output43 ft-lb
Top speed128 mph
Horsepower60 bhp
Weight181 kg
Seat height845 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size160/60-17
Fuel tank size19 litres
Fuel tank range152 miles
Fuel consumption48 mpg
Oil capacity1.9 litres
Annual road tax£117
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