Can you ride the Suzuki V-Strom 800DE on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Suzuki V-Strom 800DE (2023 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 V-Strom 800DE (2023 onwards) motorcycle

Suzuki V-Strom 800DE (2023 onwards)

The Suzuki V-Strom 800DE is an off-road oriented version of the V-Strom 800. It comes with a new 776cc parallel-twin engine that you can find in other Suzuki models such as the GSX-8S.

The bike features a 21-inch front and spoked rims as standard. You will also get a TFT dash, adjustable throttle, and traction control all included. There is a gravel mode and switchable ABS added for off roading capabilities.

The road oriented version comes with less bells and whistles, but a lower price tag.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Suzuki V-Strom 800DE is a 776cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 62 kW (83 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 43.5% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Suzuki V-Strom 800DE on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Suzuki V-Strom 800DE.

Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size776cc
Power output62 kW
Torque output57.5 ft-lb
Top speed120 mph
Horsepower83 bhp
Weight230 kg
Seat height855 mm
Front tyre size90/90-21
Rear tyre size150/70-17
Fuel tank size20 litres
Fuel tank range280 miles
Fuel consumption64 mpg
Oil capacity3.5 litres
Annual road tax£117
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