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!

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Triumph Thruxton (2003 onwards) motorcycle
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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 51.5 kW (69 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 32% to be A2 licence compliant.

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

TypeCafe Racer
Restriction Required32% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight205 kg
Seat height790 mm
Front tyre size100/90-18
Rear tyre size130/80-17
Top speed115 mph
Engine size865 cc
Engine typeInline 2
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity3.8 litres
Power output51.5 kW
Power output69 bhp
Torque output53 lb-ft
Fuel tank size16.6 litres
Fuel tank range150 miles
Fuel consumption45 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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