Posted: 12:55 - 08 Apr 2021 Post subject: A2 Enduro Bikes. Any suggestions?
Hi guys, I’m looking to buy an a2 enduro bike. Obviously it being a2 compliant shortens the list a fair amount but I was trying to work out bhp for a KTM exc-f 250 or similar bikes. This will be a second bike so I want an actual enduro bike rather than some trail bike guff. It needs to have a power to weight of 0.2kw/kg but due to the nature of these bikes the manufacturers never publish bhp numbers.
Any experience from others running these bikes unrestricted and how plod react would also be great as I am tempted just to run it as is even if it doesn’t meet gov criteria. The whole point of the bike is for weekend rides and some events so I can imagine it will spend minimal time actually on the road.
Your insurance will be invalidated if the bike's not a2 compliant. How do you feel about that? ____________________ "Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is one hundred percent."
Mobylette Type 50 ---> Raleigh Grifter ---> Neval Minsk 125
IIRC the EXC-F 250 put out around 38 bhp or 28.3 kw. The problem is that it only weighs around 107kg so to be A2 compliant you need to restrict the horsepower down to 21.5 bhp or 16 kw. Enduro bikes like this attract a lot of police attention for several reasons, firstly, they are nicked far too frequently, secondly, they are often ridden illegally as many of these types of bikes are not strictly road legal. Thirdly the types of people that ride them are the sort that often come to the attention of the police. If you ride one there is a high likelyhood that you will get stopped at some point simply because of the type of bike it is and the type of people that often ride them. If you do get pulled they will likely want to make sure that it is fully road legal and that you have the correct licence to ride it. Not all police are thick and the licence regs are fairly easy to understand even for them. The police can seize a vehicle if they Think it is being ridden illegally. They can then get it checked and tested to see if it actually is legal. ____________________ Current bike: ST1100 "Big Red"
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