Can you ride the Suzuki GSX-8R on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Suzuki GSX-8R (2024 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!

Suzuki GSX-8R (2024 onwards) motorcycle

Suzuki GSX-8R (2024 onwards)

The Suzuki GSX-8R is a middleweight sportsbike based on the GSX-8S naked motorcycle. Both models share the same parallel twin engine, but there are some small differences in torque output and fuel consumption.

The GSX-8R comes with a fully-faired body inspired by the older GSX-R models. It features a new suspension setting with a sharper and sportier nature. The seating position is relatively low, yet comfortable enough for longer rides.

Where the bike truly shines though is on the track. It is extremely agile and super-fun to ride. Just don’t expect it to be on the same level as some proper supersport bikes.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Suzuki GSX-8R is a 776cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 61 kW (82 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 42.6% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Suzuki GSX-8R on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Suzuki GSX-8R.

Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size776cc
Power output61 kW
Torque output60.2 ft-lb
Top speed130 mph
Horsepower82 bhp
Weight205 kg
Seat height810 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size180/55-17
Fuel tank size14 litres
Fuel tank range140 miles
Fuel consumption40 mpg
Oil capacity3.5 litres
Annual road tax£117
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