Can you ride the Kawasaki Z650 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Kawasaki Z650 (2017 - 2019) 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 Z650 (2017 - 2019) motorcycle

Kawasaki Z650 (2017 - 2019)

The Kawasaki Z650 is the successor of the ER-6N, which was the manufacturer’s most popular naked bike for more than a decade. It uses a similar parallel-twin engine that has been upgraded to meet the Euro4 standards.

The Z650 features a brand new design with a lightweight trellis frame and smaller seat, which makes the bike look aggressive and sporty. The motorcycle is now lighter, faster and more enjoyable to ride. On top of that, it comes with an affordable price tag.

As most other budget Kawasaki models, the Z650 offers very good value for money and its reliability is excellent.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Kawasaki Z650 is a 649cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 50 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 30% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Kawasaki Z650 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Kawasaki Z650.

Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size649cc
Power output50 kW
Torque output48.5 ft-lb
Top speed125 mph
Horsepower68 bhp
Weight187 kg
Seat height790 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size160/55-17
Fuel tank size15 litres
Fuel tank range165 miles
Fuel consumption50 mpg
Oil capacity1.8 litres
Annual road tax£117
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