Can you ride the Zero DSR on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Zero DSR (2019 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!

Zero DSR (2019 onwards) motorcycle

Zero DSR (2019 onwards)

You might be thinking that electric motorcycles are not that suitable for off-road riding. The Zero DSR electric bike wants to prove the opposite. It is a dual-sport bike that has a classic adventure motorcycle design and offers extremely high amounts of torque. It is actually more powerful than some of the popular adventure bikes such as the KTM Superduke 1290. This is a phenomenal achievement for an electric motorcycle!

The Zero DSR has a power output of 69 bhp and torque output of 108 Lb/Ft, so it is a super-powerful bike. But, because of the fact that it is an electric motorcycle, you will be able to ride it with the basic A2 license in the UK and Europe, which is crazy!

The Zero DSR can be either used as a daily commuter or as a full-featured adventure bike. The only disadvantage over the conventional gas-powered motorcycles is its long battery charging time. The bike takes around 2.5 to 10 hours to charge, depending on the type of a charging station you will use. But, once the battery is fully charged, the motorcycle is capable of making 100+ mile trips.

Compared to the Zero DS, the DSR version comes with an additional wind shield and hand guards, which are both very useful accessories for adventure riding. Other than that, you will get a 12V accessory socket included with the purchase.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Zero DSR is a 12V / 0cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 51 kW (69 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 31.3% to become A2 licence compliant.

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

Engine typeElectric
Engine strokesBattery-Powered
Engine size12V / 0cc
Power output51 kW
Torque output108 ft-lb
Top speed98 mph
Horsepower69 bhp
Weight190 kg
Seat height843 mm
Front tyre size100/90-19
Rear tyre size130/80-17
Fuel tank size14.4 kWh / 0 litres
Fuel tank range106 miles
Fuel consumption7.5 mpg
Annual road tax£0
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