Can you ride the Suzuki DR800 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Suzuki DR800 (1991 - 1997) 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!

Suzuki DR800 (1991 - 1997) motorcycle

Suzuki DR800 (1991 - 1997)

The Suzuki DR800 S Big is the largest single-cylinder motorcycle ever made. It is a versatile, fun to ride machine that is suitable for adventure touring, but isn’t afraid of hardcore off-road trips.

It offers very good tank range and is comfortable enough for longer rides. Despite the larger engine size, there are no problems with vibrations and the riding experience is smooth. On top of that, the bike is reliable and super-simple to work on.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Suzuki DR800 is a 779cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 40 kW (54 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 12.5% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Suzuki DR800 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Suzuki DR800.

Engine typeSingle Cylinder
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size779cc
Power output40 kW
Torque output44 ft-lb
Top speed100 mph
Horsepower54 bhp
Weight222 kg
Seat height890 mm
Front tyre size90/90-21
Rear tyre size130/80-17
Fuel tank size24 litres
Fuel tank range190 miles
Fuel consumption40.6 mpg
Oil capacity2.7 litres
Annual road tax£117
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