Can you ride the Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star (1997 - 2009) on an A2 motorbike licence. There is no restriction required, as the motorcycle is fully A2 licence compliant!

Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star (1997 - 2009) motorcycle

Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star (1997 - 2009)

Looking for a cruiser that doesn’t require a restrictor? We present: Yamaha XVS650 DragStar. It makes a great affordable alternative to any of Harley-Davidson’s 883cc cruiser bikes.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Yamaha XVS650 Drag Star is a 649cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 29 kW (40 bhp), which is within the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. No restriction is required, as the bike is fully A2 licence compliant.

Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size649cc
Power output29 kW
Torque output37 ft-lb
Top speed96 mph
Horsepower40 bhp
Weight229 kg
Seat height710 mm
Front tyre size120/60-19
Rear tyre size170/80-15
Fuel tank size16 litres
Fuel tank range160 miles
Fuel consumption47 mpg
Oil capacity2.8 litres
Annual road tax£117
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