Can you ride the Suzuki SV650X on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Suzuki SV650X (2018 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 SV650X (2018 onwards) motorcycle

Suzuki SV650X (2018 onwards)

The SV650X is a cafe racer version of one of the most popular naked bikes of all times, the regular Suzuki SV650. The bike features a stylish retro design with a large round headlight and cool leather seat, which makes it stand out from most other motorcycles.

Another feature that makes the SV650X stand out from other naked bikes is the 650cc V-twin engine. It sounds better than a parallel twin engine and is super responsive at all revs. On top of that, the engine is extremely reliable if you look after it.

The Suzuki SV650X is great for both everyday commuting and riding down back roads on Sunday evening. Thanks to its affordability and reliability, it remains one of the best beginner motorcycles you can ride on your A2 licence.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Suzuki SV650X is a 645cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 56 kW (75 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 37.5% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Suzuki SV650X on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Suzuki SV650X.

CategoryCafe Racer
Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size645cc
Power output56 kW
Torque output47 ft-lb
Top speed130 mph
Horsepower75 bhp
Weight198 kg
Seat height790 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size160/60-17
Fuel tank size14.5 litres
Fuel tank range140 miles
Fuel consumption72 mpg
Oil capacity2.7 litres
Annual road tax£117
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