Can you ride the Kawasaki Zephyr 550 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Kawasaki Zephyr 550 (1991 - 1998) 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 Zephyr 550 (1991 - 1998) motorcycle

Kawasaki Zephyr 550 (1991 - 1998)

The Kawasaki Zephyr 550 is a basic, affordable naked bike that is very good for commuting. Its 553cc inline-four cylinder engine is super-smooth and it offers enough power for highway speeds.

On the other hand, the bike is not that reliable in the long run and has lots of problems with corrosion. There are much better alternatives on the market such as the Suzuki GSF600 Bandit.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Kawasaki Zephyr 550 is a 553cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 37 kW (50 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 5.40% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Kawasaki Zephyr 550 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Kawasaki Zephyr 550.

Engine typeInline 4
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size553cc
Power output37 kW
Torque output30 ft-lb
Top speed115 mph
Horsepower50 bhp
Weight179 kg
Seat height765 mm
Front tyre size110/80-17
Rear tyre size140/70-18
Fuel tank size15 litres
Fuel tank range125 miles
Fuel consumption40 mpg
Oil capacity2.7 litres
Annual road tax£84
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