Top 10 A2 Licence Scooters

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The A2 licence allows anyone from age 19 to ride a scooter up to 47 bhp. Some models fall straight into this category but others can be restricted, potentially offering better long term value.

Read more about the A2 licence or check out our top ten A2 bikes.

The Best A2 Licence Scooters:

Honda X-ADV

Honda X-ADV For Sale

One of a kind, the X-ADV differs from most other maxi scooters in two ways. First it has genuine off-road potential, which could also read as pothole proof in the UK and second it doesn't have a conventional scooter CVT gearbox with belt final drive.

Instead it uses Honda's fancy Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) technology, like an automatic car, then the power reaches the rear wheels via an enclosed chain drive more like a motorbike. You can just think of it as a good looking, go anywhere, maxi scooter and possibly the only bike you will ever need. Read the review.

  • Engine: Parallel Twin
  • Capacity: 745 cc
  • Power: 54 bhp
  • Licence: A2 (Restricted)
  • Seat Height: 820 mm
  • Wet Weight: 238 kg
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Yamaha TMAX

Yamaha TMAX For Sale

Quite simply the ultimate maxi scooter, the TMAX has been continually evolving since 2001. The top of the range DX was new for 2017 and features many of the things you'll find on a premium motorbike such as LED lighting all round, ride modes, traction control, large brakes, car style TFT dash and keyless ignition. It can even be equipped with heated seats / grips and the Dainese D-AIR auto inflating vest system.

For 2020 the engine is a bit larger with a tad more torque, the two ride modes are standard and the indicators are now LED.

  • Engine: Parallel Twin
  • Capacity: 530 cc
  • Power: 45 bhp
  • Licence: A2
  • Seat Height: 800 mm
  • Wet Weight: 213 kg

Honda NC750D Integra

Honda NC750D Integra For Sale

The 2014 Integra is closely related to Honda's new X-ADV, sharing the same engine, DCT gearbox and drive but with a lower spec and less of a premium price tag.

Storage is great with 15 litres under the seat and you get a couple of ride modes to play with. An update in 2017 introduced LED lighting, better suspension and a re-designed dash.

  • Engine: Parallel Twin
  • Capacity: 745 cc
  • Power: 54 bhp
  • Licence: A2 (Restricted)
  • Seat Height: 790 mm
  • Wet Weight: 237 kg

Yamaha X-MAX 400

Yamaha X-MAX 400 For Sale

It's a new model for 2018 with fancy LED lights, traction control, keyless start and bags of storage capable of holding two full face helmets. Yamaha also offer a 300cc X-MAX which puts out 28bhp and costs about a grand less.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 395 cc
  • Power: 33 bhp
  • Licence: A2
  • Seat Height: 800 mm
  • Wet Weight: 210 kg

BMW C400 X

BMW C400 X For Sale

BMW is fairly new to the maxi scooter party with the C650 Sport and the electric C Evolution. For 2018 they are back with the smaller capacity C400 X and it could prove a more popular size / price point in the UK, going up against the A2 friendly Suzuki Burgman 400 and Yamaha X-MAX 400.

Everything about the C400 X is cutting edge from the optional 6.5" colour TFT dash, to the LED lighting, the edgy styling, the incredibly low wet weight and the amazing engineering behind the expandable Flexicase storage under the seat.

For 2019 the C400 GT improves the weather protection, seat comfort and looks so it's probably the one to go for.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 350 cc
  • Power: 34 bhp
  • Licence: A2
  • Seat Height: 775 mm
  • Wet Weight: 204 kg

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Suzuki Burgman 400

Suzuki Burgman 400 For Sale

All new for 2018, the Burgman 400 is certainly worth a look if you are considering an A2 licence machine with a few modern touches like LED lighting.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 399 cc
  • Power: 31 bhp
  • Licence: A2
  • Seat Height: 755 mm
  • Wet Weight: 215 kg

Honda Forza NSS300

Honda Forza NSS300 For Sale

Also new for 2018 the big Forza is packed full of tech. It shares the engine with Honda SH300i and features traction control, full LED lighting, enough storage for two full face helmets, keyless ignition and amazingly an electrically adjustable screen.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 279 cc
  • Power: 25 bhp
  • Licence: A2
  • Seat Height: 780 mm
  • Wet Weight: 182 kg

Honda SH300i

Honda SH300i For Sale

Honda have been refining the SH300i since 2007 and the latest 2015 version boasts LED lighting, powerful brakes with ABS, full face helmet friendly storage under the seat, keyless ignition and large pothole friendly 16" wheels.

It's highly capable in town and quite capable of motorways speeds. 2019 added traction control and remote unlocking of the optional topbox. Read the review.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 280 cc
  • Power: 25 bhp
  • Licence: A2
  • Seat Height: 805 mm
  • Wet Weight: 169 kg

Vespa GTS300

Vespa GTS300 For Sale

It's been around since 2008 however the Vespa GTS300 received a decent update in 2017 with dual channel ABS, traction control, USB charger, a new dash with phone connectivity, LED running lights and a massive storage space under the seat capable of holding two full face helmets.

It may be a bit down on power compared to the SH300i and is notably more expensive, but it's a really popular and stylish way to get around. Just be aware that smaller 12" wheels are likely to give a harsher ride, especially on pothole infested UK roads. Read the review.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 278 cc
  • Power: 21 bhp
  • Licence: A2
  • Seat Height: 790 mm
  • Wet Weight: 158 kg

Peugeot Metropolis

Peugeot Metropolis For Sale

It's a bit different to the rest but the extra wheel at the front, both of which tilt as you corner, provides extra grip, extra contact with the road for braking and more overall stability.

It features keyless ignition, a button to lock the wheels in the upright position for slow moving traffic and from 2017 a number of key upgrades like ABS and traction control. Just don't expect the 37bhp to move the 256kg of weight that quickly. Read the review.

  • Engine: Single Cylinder
  • Capacity: 400 cc
  • Power: 37 bhp
  • Licence: A2
  • Seat Height: 780 mm
  • Wet Weight: 256 kg

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How Did We Rank Our Top Ten?

We looked at all the A2 compliant scooters you can buy new and picked the top contenders for each type taking into account style, power, technology and value for money.