Can you ride the Kawasaki Z900 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Kawasaki Z900 (2017 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 Z900 (2017 onwards) motorcycle

Kawasaki Z900 (2017 onwards)

The Kawasaki Z900 is a middle-weight naked bike that was first introduced in 2017 as a successor to the Kawasaki Z800. It is a high-performance motorcycle suitable for both urban use and highway rides.

The bike features a modern, sporty design with lots of aggressive lines and cool details. It is equipped with a 948cc inline-four cylinder engine that is super-smooth and extremely responsive at all revs.

In terms of equipment, the Kawasaki Z900 comes with a fully-adjustable suspension and advanced electronics such as ABS, traction control and multiple riding modes.

Apart from the regular Z900, Kawasaki also offers a less powerful 70kW Z900E 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 Z900 model, rather than the 35kW / 70kW A2-compliant one.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Kawasaki Z900 is a 948cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 92 kW (123 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 61.9% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Kawasaki Z900 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Kawasaki Z900.

Engine typeInline 4
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size948cc
Power output92 kW
Torque output72.7 ft-lb
Top speed145 mph
Horsepower123 bhp
Weight210 kg
Seat height790 mm
Front tyre size120/70x17
Rear tyre size180/55x17
Fuel tank size17 litres
Fuel tank range140 miles
Fuel consumption50 mpg
Oil capacity3.6 litres
Annual road tax£117
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