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)
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 cafe racer 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.
|Restriction Required||32% (to restrict to 35 kW)|
|Seat height||790 mm|
|Front tyre size||100/90-18|
|Rear tyre size||130/80-17|
|Top speed||115 mph|
|Engine size||865 cc|
|Engine type||Inline 2|
|Engine oil capacity||3.8 litres|
|Power output||51.5 kW|
|Power output||69 bhp|
|Torque output||53 lb-ft|
|Fuel tank size||16.6 litres|
|Fuel tank range||150 miles|
|Fuel consumption||45 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£93|