Can you ride the Yamaha XJ6 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Yamaha XJ6 (2009 - 2015) 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!

Yamaha XJ6 (2009 - 2015) motorcycle

Yamaha XJ6 (2009 - 2015)

The Yamaha XJ6 has been one of the most popular naked bikes for almost a decade and it still sells like hot cakes even today.

Apart from the naked model, there is also a half-faired version available called XJ6 Diversion. They both share the same engine and specs, so the look is their only difference.

The Yamaha XJ6 comes with a narrow tank and steel tubular diamond type chassis. It offers a lower seating position, which makes the bike suitable for short riders. Thanks to it’s well-balanced inline-four engine, the handling is smooth and predictable. The build quality is solid and there are no vibrations coming out of the engine.

Overall, the Yamaha XJ6 is an awesome motorcycle that can be recommended to all A2 licence holders. It is cheap, reliable and super-easy to ride, which makes it a perfect starter bike.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Yamaha XJ6 is a 600cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 57 kW (77 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 38.5% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Yamaha XJ6 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Yamaha XJ6.

Engine typeInline 4
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size600cc
Power output57 kW
Torque output44 ft-lb
Top speed135 mph
Horsepower77 bhp
Weight205 kg
Seat height785 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size160/60-17
Fuel tank size17.3 litres
Fuel tank range202 miles
Fuel consumption44 mpg
Oil capacity2.8 litres
Annual road tax£84
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