Can you ride the Yamaha XSR700 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Yamaha XSR700 (2015 - 2021) 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 XSR700 (2015 - 2021) motorcycle

Yamaha XSR700 (2015 - 2021)

The Yamaha XSR700 is a retro styled naked bike based on the phenomenal MT-07. It comes with the same lightweight chassis and 689cc parallel-twin engine, but the ergonomics are completely different. The seat is much higher and the seating position is more upright on the XSR700, which makes it a better bike for tall riders.

In terms of styling, the Yamaha XSR700 comes with an attractive modern retro design that looks similar to the Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 or the Ducati Scrambler 800. There is a large round headlight and a circular LCD display with a gear position indicator, tachometer and fuel gauge. ABS comes as standard on the bike, which is a big plus.

The Yamaha XSR700 might not be the best looking retro naked on the market, but it certainly offers a great value for money.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Yamaha XSR700 is a 689cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 55 kW (74 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 36.3% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Yamaha XSR700 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Yamaha XSR700.

Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size689cc
Power output55 kW
Torque output50 ft-lb
Top speed130 mph
Horsepower74 bhp
Weight186 kg
Seat height815 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size180/55-17
Fuel tank size14 litres
Fuel tank range200 miles
Fuel consumption58 mpg
Oil capacity2.6 litres
Annual road tax£117
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