An A2 license is a restricted license which allows its holders to ride medium sized motorcycles, that is motorbikes up to 35kW with a power ration no more than 0.2kW per kg and not derived from a vehicle more than twice its power. The Driving Standards Agency have a list of eligible bikes that are suitable to take tests on. This list will continue to grow as more bikes are released, but below are five A2 license bikes.
Which Bikes are Suitable for Those with an A2 License?
– Honda CBR500R: This two-cylinder model is our first A2 license bike, it is an ideal first big sports bike experience. It is one of the few fully faired, sports-style options available to new A2 riders, and it is great when it comes to power with 4bhp.
– Yamaha XT660X Supermoto: The next A2 license bike is the Yamaha XT660X Supermoto. This bike is on the A2 limit with both its power, at 47bhp, and its weight, at approximately 186kg with a full tank of fuel. This bike doesn’t require any restricting and so it is suitable for taking your test on. On top of this it is a fairly older model and so you may find some second hand bikes on the market.
– Honda NC700S: The third A2 license bike on our list is another Honda model, this one is easy to ride and is super economical, with some reports that the bike does as much as 80mpg.
– Kawasaki ER-6F: This Kawasaki model require restriction to be an A2 license bike, but nevertheless it is a superb bike for beginners. It is economical, reliable and quick and easy to ride.
– Gilera Fuoco 500: This is a 3-wheeler bike which provides great stability and an extra front brake disk for better stopping power. The Fuoco made it onto our A2 license bike disc as it is fun and practical and ideal for a first ride.