Can you ride the Yamaha XV950 Bolt on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Yamaha XV950 Bolt (2013 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!

Yamaha XV950 Bolt (2013 onwards) motorcycle

Yamaha XV950 Bolt (2013 onwards)

Watch out Harley Sportster, you might have a serious Japanese rival for the first time. However, the Yamaha’s XV950 isn’t for the long and open roads but more for urban riding.

In the US, the Yamaha XV950 is known as Yamaha Bolt. This might make it easier to find videos and reviews of the XV950 on YouTube.

The XV950 requires a 35% restriction to be ridden on an A2 licence. However, it’s totally worth it! You can expect a lovely grunt from the exhaust, a comfortable riding position and great handling, considering that the Yamaha XV950 weighs 247kg.

Overall, the XV950 in its simplest format is an easy-cruiser which is affordably priced, has a distinguishable appearance, offers a smooth and simple ride, making the Yamaha XV950 the perfect template which can be customized (“chopped”), as much or as little as you like.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Yamaha XV950 Bolt is a 942cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 38 kW (51 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 7.89% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Yamaha XV950 Bolt on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Yamaha XV950 Bolt.

Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size942cc
Power output38 kW
Torque output59 ft-lb
Top speed110 mph
Horsepower51 bhp
Weight247 kg
Seat height690 mm
Front tyre size100/90-19
Rear tyre size150/80-16
Fuel tank size12 litres
Fuel tank range120 miles
Fuel consumption47 mpg
Oil capacity4 litres
Annual road tax£117
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