Can you ride the KTM 690 Duke R on an A2 licence?
Yes, you can ride the KTM 690 Duke R (2016 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!
KTM 690 Duke R (2016 onwards)
The KTM 690 Duke R is a powerful yet beginner-friendly A2 bike that it is a more advanced version of the standard KTM 690 Duke. It is a tiny bit lighter and taller than the regular version and it also offers more horsepower.
The bike has an aggressive design which makes it look more like a supermoto than an actual naked bike. Thanks to its lightweight construction and a single cylinder engine, the KTM 690 Duke R motorcycle offers excellent handling and it is super-fun to ride.
Overall, the KTM 690 Duke R is a great starter bike and it is one of the most powerful A2-friendly motorcycles you can find on the market today. However, you will need to restrict it, as it exceeds the A2 licence requirements.
A2 Licence Compliance
The KTM 690 Duke R is a 690cc A2-friendly standard bike. It has a power output of 55.9 kW (75 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 40% to be A2 licence compliant.
You will need a restrictor to ride the KTM 690 Duke R on an A2 licence. See the KTM 690 Duke R specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the KTM 690 Duke R.
|Restriction Required||40% (to restrict to 35 kW)|
|Seat height||865 mm|
|Front tyre size||120/70-17|
|Rear tyre size||160/60/17|
|Top speed||120 mph|
|Engine size||690 cc|
|Engine type||Single Cylinder|
|Engine oil capacity||1.7 litres|
|Power output||55.9 kW|
|Power output||75 bhp|
|Torque output||54.6 lb-ft|
|Fuel tank size||14 litres|
|Fuel tank range||160 miles|
|Fuel consumption||57 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£93|