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

Yes, you can ride the Kawasaki Versys 650 (2006 - 2009) 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 (2006 - 2009) motorcycle

Kawasaki Versys 650 (2006 - 2009)

The Kawasaki Versys 650 is an A2 legal motorcycle that doesn’t really fall into one specific category. It is a combination of a dual-sport bike and an adventure tourer that looks like a sport touring bike. It can be categorized as an all-round bike.

As the name suggests, the Kawasaki Versys 650 is an extremely versatile machine. It is great for long-distance touring as well as for riding on B roads. It comes with the same parallel twin engine that you can find in the ER-6N naked bike.

The motorcycle is comfortable and fun to ride, the handling is excellent and on top of that, it is very affordable. The only small downside is the lack of equipment.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Kawasaki Versys 650 is a 649cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 46 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 23.9% 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 output46 kW
Torque output43 ft-lb
Top speed128 mph
Horsepower60 bhp
Weight181 kg
Seat height840 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
Overall rating