Can you ride the Suzuki SV650 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Suzuki SV650 (1999 - 2016) 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!

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Suzuki SV650 (1999 - 2016)

The Suzuki SV650 models 1999 – 2016 have recently been replaced by the SV650 (2016 onwards). However, being around for so long, there’s very little not to like about this age group of bulletproof SV650s.

Suzuki has been producing the SV650 from what seems like the beginning of time, but the bike has always offered a great all round experience, which is ideal for A2 riders.

Although you need to restrict the SV650 by 34% for your A2 licence, this is actually a benefit. As soon as you replace your A2 licence with the full motorbike licence, you will be unlocking an additional 34% of power; removing the need to get a bigger bike.

The Suzuki SV650 is a middle-weight, fun-to-ride and practical motorcycle. Whether you have an A2 licence or are an experienced rider, the SV650 is a highly recommended motorcycle to own.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Suzuki SV650 is a 645cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 53 kW (72 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 34% 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.

Restriction Required34% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight169 kg
Seat height800 mm
Front tyre size120/60-17
Rear tyre size160/60-17
Top speed127 mph
Engine size645 cc
Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity 2.7 litres
Power output53 kW
Power output72 bhp
Torque output47.2 lb-ft
Fuel tank size17 litres
Fuel consumption40 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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