Can you ride the BMW C650GT on an A2 licence?
Yes, you can ride the BMW C650GT (2015 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!
BMW C650GT (2015 onwards)
The BMW C650GT is an A2-friendly bike from the maxi scooter lineup of the most famous German motorcycle manufacturer. The bike is very similar to both the C600 Sport and C650 Sport scooters, as they all share the same type of parallel twin engine.
Compared to the other two motorcycles, the C650GT is better in terms of practicality and long-distance comfort, although it is heavier and less powerful than the Sport version.
The main downside of all motorcycles in the entire BMW maxi scooter lineup is their higher price tag. Therefore, it is hard to recommend them over most other motorcycle brands in this category.
A2 Licence Compliance
The BMW C650GT is a 647cc A2-friendly scooter bike. It has a power output of 44 kW (60 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 20% to be A2 licence compliant.
You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW C650GT on an A2 licence. See the BMW C650GT specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the BMW C650GT.
|Restriction Required||20% (to restrict to 35 kW)|
|Seat height||805 mm|
|Front tyre size||120/70-15|
|Rear tyre size||160/60-15|
|Top speed||111 mph|
|Engine type||Inline 2|
|Engine oil capacity||3.1 litres|
|Power output||44 kW|
|Power output||60 bhp|
|Torque output||46 lb-ft|
|Fuel tank size||15.5 litres|
|Fuel tank range||200 miles|
|Fuel consumption||53.4 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£93|