Can you ride the Yamaha TRX850 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Yamaha TRX850 (1996 - 2000) 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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Yamaha TRX850 (1996 - 2000) motorcycle
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Yamaha TRX850 (1996 - 2000)

The Yamaha TRX850 is a sporty motorcycle but road biased with tons of character. Can be a bargain on the used market as they last well.

A match for Ducati’s 900SS in its day but never sold well.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Yamaha TRX850 is a 849cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 61 kW (79 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 43% to be A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Yamaha TRX850 on an A2 licence. See the Yamaha TRX850 specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the Yamaha TRX850.

Restriction Required43% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight190 kg
Seat height800 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size160/60-17
Top speed135 mph
Engine size849 cc
Engine typeInline 2
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity3.6 litres
Power output61 kW
Power output79 bhp
Torque output63 lb-ft
Fuel tank size18 litres
Fuel tank range165 miles
Fuel consumption43 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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