Can you ride the Yamaha XVS1300 Custom on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Yamaha XVS1300 Custom (2014 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 XVS1300 Custom (2014 onwards) motorcycle

Yamaha XVS1300 Custom (2014 onwards)

The Yamaha XVS1300 was originally released in 2011 as the Yamaha Stryker, then it was rebadged for the European market as the Yamaha XVS1300 Custom. The bike features that classic American chopper design that everyone loves so much and mixes it with the famous Yamaha build quality.

The Yamaha XVS1300 Custom comes with a modern V-Twin engine that is smooth and powerful, but the exhaust sound is not really impressive.

The build quality is on a par with most other Yamaha motorcycles. There are some nice details on the bike such as chrome/satin black finishes and a high-quality paintjob.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Yamaha XVS1300 Custom is a 1304cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 53 kW (72 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 33.9% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Yamaha XVS1300 Custom on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Yamaha XVS1300 Custom.

Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size1304cc
Power output53 kW
Torque output76 ft-lb
Top speed110 mph
Horsepower72 bhp
Weight293 kg
Seat height670 mm
Front tyre size120/70-21
Rear tyre size210/40-18
Fuel tank size15 litres
Fuel tank range148 miles
Fuel consumption45 mpg
Oil capacity3.4 litres
Annual road tax£117
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