Can you ride the Suzuki SV650 on an A2 licence?
Yes, you can ride the Suzuki SV650 (2016 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 SV650 (2016 onwards)
The Suzuki SV650 is a fun naked bike that will appeal to new A2 licence riders but will also give more experienced riders a thrill too.
The SV650 is more refined than the previous model, has impressive new features and will also undercut its main rivals on price.
Whether you read reviews, watch videos or talk to motorcycle instructors, you’ll find that the Suzuki SV650 is well-liked and highly recommended. That’s because the SV650 is a great all-rounder; it’s torquey, reliable (it has been around for 16 years), offers great build quality and the running costs of the SV650 are low thanks to its simplicity, low miles-per-gallon and cheap servicing.
The Suzuki SV650 makes a great A2 bike, but keep in mind that you need to restrict this SV650 model by 37.5% down to the required 35kW for the A2 licence. The benefit of this is that once you replace your A2 licence with a full motorcycle licence you will be unlocking 27 bhp of power, and won’t have the need to upgrade from your A2 SV650 motorbike.
It’s practically impossible to find something that’s not to like about the SV650!
A2 Licence Compliance
The Suzuki SV650 is a 645cc A2-friendly standard bike. It has a power output of 56.0 kW (75.1 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 37.5% to be A2 licence compliant.
You will need a restrictor to ride the Suzuki SV650 on an A2 licence. See the Suzuki SV650 specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the Suzuki SV650.
|Power to weight||0.28 kW/kg|
|Restriction Required||37.5% (to restrict to 35 kW)|
|Seat height||785 mm|
|Front tyre size||120/70-17|
|Rear tyre size||160/60-17|
|Top speed||130 mph|
|Engine size||645 cc|
|Engine oil capacity||2.7 litres|
|Power output||56.0 kW|
|Power output||75.1 bhp|
|Torque output||47.2 lb-ft|
|Fuel tank size||13.8 litres|
|Fuel tank range||149 miles|
|Fuel consumption||70.6 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£93|