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 model, rather than the 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.

TitleSpec
ManufacturerKawasaki
CategoryStandard
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£111
Price£6,500
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