Can you ride the Suzuki GSF600 Bandit on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Suzuki GSF600 Bandit (1996 - 2005) 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 GSF600 Bandit (1996 - 2005) motorcycle

Suzuki GSF600 Bandit (1996 - 2005)

The Suzuki GSF600 “Bandit” is a great all-round bike; offering the best of ride quality, performance and reliability.

The GSF600 became very popular, to the point that it formed a whole class of its own: the budget middleweight roadster.

The Suzuki GSF600 handles extremely well and offers an excellent riding experience.

With a 600cc inline 4 engine that puts out 78 bhp and delivers a top speed of 129 mph, the GSF600 Bandit offers plenty of power.

When you restrict the Suzuki GSF600 Bandit for A2 licence requirements, you will cut nearly half of its power. However, as soon as you upgrade your A2 licence to a full motorcycle licence, you will unleash all 78 bhp and nearly double your power – thus removing the need to upgrade from the GSF600 to another bike.

Now, the Suzuki GSF600 Bandit remains in the hearts of many riders and is a reliable and highly recommended naked A2 bike available to A2 licence holders (if restricted).

A2 Licence Compliance

The Suzuki GSF600 Bandit is a 600cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 57.4 kW (78 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 39% to be A2 licence compliant.


You will need a restrictor to ride the Suzuki GSF600 Bandit on an A2 licence. See the Suzuki GSF600 Bandit specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the Suzuki GSF600 Bandit.

TitleSpec
ManufacturerSuzuki
TypeStandard
Restriction Required39% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight204 kg
Seat height805 mm
Front tyre size120/60-17
Rear tyre size 160/60-17
Top speed129 mph
Engine size600 cc
Engine typeInline 4
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity3.5 litres
Power output57.4 kW
Power output78 bhp
Torque output39 lb-ft
Fuel tank size18 litres
Fuel tank range190 miles
Fuel consumption44 mpg
Annual road tax£67
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