Can you ride the Suzuki GSXR 600 SRAD on an A2 licence?
Yes, you can ride the Suzuki GSXR 600 SRAD (1996 - 2000) 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 GSXR 600 SRAD (1996 - 2000)
The Suzuki GSXR 600 is one of the most popular sport bikes of all times. It can be ridden on an A2 licence with a restrictor kit installed, but some people wouldn’t agree with this statement.
There have been hundreds of discussions around the internet (mostly Reddit), where A2 licence holders are asking if it is legal to ride this bike and there is no clear answer.
Basically, you can only ride the 1996-2000 SRAD version of the bike (92 bhp / 69 kW) when it’s restricted by almost 50%, but it is not a good idea to do so.
All other versions of the Suzuki GSXR 600 are over the 70 kW limit and they cannot be ridden on the A2 licence even with a restrictor kit installed.
The Suzuki GSXR 600 SRAD is a powerful 600cc sport bike and it wouldn’t be logical for anybody to ride it with the A2 motorcycle licence, when there are better options out there.
But, if you would like to buy this bike anyway, you can check the video and links below to help you with your decision.
A2 Licence Compliance
The Suzuki GSXR 600 SRAD is a 599cc A2-friendly sport bike. It has a power output of 69 kW (92 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 48% to be A2 licence compliant.
You will need a restrictor to ride the Suzuki GSXR 600 SRAD on an A2 licence. See the Suzuki GSXR 600 SRAD specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the Suzuki GSXR 600 SRAD.
|Restriction Required||48% (to restrict to 35 kW)|
|Seat height||830 mm|
|Front tyre size||120/70-17|
|Rear tyre size||180/55-17|
|Top speed||150 mph|
|Engine size||599 cc|
|Engine type||Inline 4|
|Engine oil capacity||2.8 litres|
|Power output||69 kW|
|Power output||92 bhp|
|Torque output||44 lb-ft|
|Fuel tank size||18 litres|
|Fuel tank range||140 miles|
|Fuel consumption||36 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£67|