Can you ride the BMW F650 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the BMW F650 (1993 - 2007) 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 F650 (1993 - 2007) motorcycle

BMW F650 (1993 - 2007)

You can consider the F650 a baby of the R1150GS (now 1200cc).

The BMW F650 is built to last and delivers a competent and good quality ride. Essentially, the F650 is a workhorse and a powerhouse in one!

The BMW F650’s smooth power delivery makes it easy-to-ride and its tried and tested engine provides effortless welly whenever it’s needed!

As you can expect, being a product of BMW Motorrad, build quality is range-topping. The BMW F650 is solid and there’s little to complain about when it comes to build quality or reliability.

A2 Licence Compliance

The BMW F650 is a 652cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 37 kW (50 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 5.40% to become A2 licence compliant.


You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW F650 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the BMW F650.

TitleSpec
ManufacturerBMW
CategoryDual-Sport
Standard
Engine typeSingle Cylinder
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size652cc
Power output37 kW
Torque output41 ft-lb
Top speed106 mph
Horsepower50 bhp
Weight175 kg
Seat height780 mm
Front tyre size100/90-19
Rear tyre size130/80-17
Fuel tank size17 litres
Fuel tank range230 miles
Fuel consumption62 mpg
Oil capacity2.1 litres
Annual road tax£111
Price£4,000
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