Can you ride the Suzuki GSF650 Bandit on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Suzuki GSF650 Bandit (2007 - 2012) 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 GSF650 Bandit (2007 - 2012) motorcycle

Suzuki GSF650 Bandit (2007 - 2012)

The Suzuki GSF650 Bandit is a great all-around entry level motorcycle that offers very good value for money. It is a practical, easy-to-ride machine that doesn’t come with many unnecessary gimmicks or excessive accessories. The equipment is pretty basic, but it makes the bike affordable and super-easy to maintain.

Compared to the previous model, the 2007 GSF650 Bandit is slightly more powerful. You will also get an updated frame and better suspension with the bike. There is an optional ABS, but it is not as modern as the competition.

Apart from the standard GSF650, you can also buy the GSF650S version, which is a half-faired motorcycle designed for sport touring.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Suzuki GSF650 Bandit is a 656cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 63 kW (84 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 44.4% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Suzuki GSF650 Bandit on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Suzuki GSF650 Bandit.

Engine typeInline 4
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size656cc
Power output63 kW
Torque output45 ft-lb
Top speed130 mph
Horsepower84 bhp
Weight215 kg
Seat height770 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size160/60-17
Fuel tank size19 litres
Fuel tank range145 miles
Fuel consumption46 mpg
Oil capacity3.5 litres
Annual road tax£117
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