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) motorcycle

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 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.

TitleSpec
ManufacturerSuzuki
TypeStandard
Power to weight0.28 kW/kg
Restriction Required37.5% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight198 kg
Seat height785 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size160/60-17
Top speed130 mph
Engine size645 cc
Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity2.7 litres
Power output56.0 kW
Power output75.1 bhp
Torque output47.2 lb-ft
Fuel tank size13.8 litres
Fuel tank range149 miles
Fuel consumption70.6 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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