Can you ride the Suzuki VL1500 Intruder on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Suzuki VL1500 Intruder (1998 - 2002) 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 VL1500 Intruder (1998 - 2002) motorcycle

Suzuki VL1500 Intruder (1998 - 2002)

Not a favourite of our friends over at Motor Cycle News (MCN), the Suzuki VL1500 Intruder is similar to the VL1400 Intruder, with whom it shares the engine design.

Overall, the Suzuki VL1500 Intruder offers a low and wide ride on a long motorcycle chassis.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Suzuki VL1500 Intruder is a 1462cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 49.5 kW (67 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 30% to be A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Suzuki VL1500 Intruder on an A2 licence. See the Suzuki VL1500 Intruder specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the Suzuki VL1500 Intruder.

Restriction Required30% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight296 kg
Seat height700 mm
Front tyre size150/80-16
Rear tyre size180/70-15
Top speed110 mph
Engine size1462 cc
Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity4.3 litres
Power output49.5 kW
Power output67 bhp
Torque output83 lb-ft
Fuel tank size15.5 litres
Fuel tank range110 miles
Fuel consumption30 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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