Can you ride the Kawasaki Z800 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Kawasaki Z800 (2013 - 2018) 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 Z800 (2013 - 2018) motorcycle

Kawasaki Z800 (2013 - 2018)

The Kawasaki Z800 is a midddle-weight naked bike manufactured by Kawasaki Motors. It is powered by a 806cc inline-four engine, which generates a maximum power of 111 bhp and a peak torque of 61 ft-lb.

The bike features an aggressive design with a narrow sporty seat and large fuel tank. It comes with advanced features such as an adjustable suspension, dual front disc brakes, and anti-lock braking system (ABS).

The Kawasaki Z800 is known for its outstanding performance, excellent handling, and comfortable riding position.

Apart from the regular Z800, Kawasaki also offers a less powerful 70kW Z800E model, which can be factory restricted to 35kW to comply with the A2 licence requirements.

Please note that the below specifications are for the regular non-A2 compliant Kawasaki Z800 model, rather than the 35kW / 70kW A2-compliant one.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Kawasaki Z800 is a 806cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 83 kW (111 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 57.8% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Kawasaki Z800 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Kawasaki Z800.

Engine typeInline 4
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size806cc
Power output83 kW
Torque output61 ft-lb
Top speed145 mph
Horsepower111 bhp
Weight229 kg
Seat height834 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size180/55-17
Fuel tank size17 litres
Fuel tank range180 miles
Fuel consumption45 mpg
Oil capacity3.4 litres
Annual road tax£117
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