Can you ride the Triumph Thruxton on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Triumph Thruxton (2003 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!

Triumph Thruxton (2003 onwards) motorcycle

Triumph Thruxton (2003 onwards)

The Triumph Thruxton is a classic 865cc bike with that retro cafe racer look. Some complain about the lack of power, but the build quality is generally ok, as is the reliability and running costs.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Triumph Thruxton is a 865cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 51 kW (69 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 31.3% to become A2 licence compliant.

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

CategoryCafe Racer
Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size865cc
Power output51 kW
Torque output53 ft-lb
Top speed115 mph
Horsepower69 bhp
Weight205 kg
Seat height790 mm
Front tyre size100/90-18
Rear tyre size130/80-17
Fuel tank size16.6 litres
Fuel tank range150 miles
Fuel consumption45 mpg
Oil capacity3.8 litres
Annual road tax£117
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