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

Yes, you can ride the Kawasaki Versys 650 (2015 - 2021) 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 (2015 - 2021) motorcycle

Kawasaki Versys 650 (2015 - 2021)

The third generation of the Kawasaki Versys 650 offers even more versatility than both of its predecessors. It is a great commuter than can be easily used for adventure touring across Europe. The design has been completely revamped and the motorcycle now looks more like a sports tourer rather than a classic adventure bike.

Thanks to its lower seat height and very good handling, the Kawasaki Versys 650 is an ideal bike for short riders and beginner motorcyclists. Its parallel twin engine is now slightly more powerful  than before and it has a lot of punch in lower revs. The vibrations problem of the first Versys has now been completely eliminated and the riding experience is super smooth.

The 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 is a budget motorcycle that feels much more like a premium bike. The build quality is excellent and there is a lot of attention to detail.

Where the bike lags behind the competition is its sparse equipment as standard. However, you can also buy the “Tourer” or “Grand Tourer” versions of the bike, which come with some additional accessories such as panniers, hand guards and gear indicator.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Kawasaki Versys 650 is a 649cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 51 kW (68 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 31.3% 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.

Sport Touring
Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size649cc
Power output51 kW
Torque output92 ft-lb
Top speed130 mph
Horsepower68 bhp
Weight214 kg
Seat height840 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size160/60-17
Fuel tank size21 litres
Fuel tank range258 miles
Fuel consumption56 mpg
Oil capacity1.9 litres
Annual road tax£117
Overall rating

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