Can you ride the Kawasaki VN800 Classic on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Kawasaki VN800 Classic (1996 - 2004) 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 VN800 Classic (1996 - 2004) motorcycle

Kawasaki VN800 Classic (1996 - 2004)

The Kawasaki VN800 makes a great classic A2 bike, thanks to it’s funky handling, great reliability and plenty of push. Though keep in mind that it’s massive!

A2 Licence Compliance

The Kawasaki VN800 Classic is a 805cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 40 kW (54 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 12.5% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Kawasaki VN800 Classic on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Kawasaki VN800 Classic.

Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size805cc
Power output40 kW
Torque output47 ft-lb
Top speed103 mph
Horsepower54 bhp
Weight234 kg
Seat height705 mm
Front tyre size110/70-19
Rear tyre size140/90-16
Fuel tank size15 litres
Fuel tank range140 miles
Fuel consumption42 mpg
Oil capacity3.2 litres
Annual road tax£117
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