Can you ride the Kawasaki Vulcan S on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Kawasaki Vulcan S (2015 onwards) 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 Vulcan S (2015 onwards) motorcycle

Kawasaki Vulcan S (2015 onwards)

The Vulcan S is one of flagships in the cruiser category of Kawasaki bikes. It is a middleweight motorcycle equipped with a 650c parallel twin engine that makes the bike feel more like a standard naked rather than a classic cruiser.

The motorcycle offers a lower seating position, which makes it suitable for beginners and short riders. The handling is very good and the engine is extremely responsive, especially for a cruiser. Despite its 228 kilograms, the Vulcan S feels lightweight and you will be able to push the bike without any hassle.

In terms of equipment, the Kawasaki Vulcan S is pretty straightforward. The bike features a simple dashboard that might feel dated by today’s standards, but it is tolerable for this type of motorcycle. Other than that, there is also a basic ABS system and adjustable levers.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Kawasaki Vulcan S is a 649cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 45 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 22.2% to become A2 licence compliant.

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

Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size649cc
Power output45 kW
Torque output46.4 ft-lb
Top speed100 mph
Horsepower60 bhp
Weight228 kg
Seat height705 mm
Front tyre size120/70-18
Rear tyre size160/60-17
Fuel tank size14 litres
Fuel tank range180 miles
Fuel consumption57 mpg
Oil capacity1.8 litres
Annual road tax£117
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