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 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 6% to be A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW F650 on an A2 licence. See the BMW F650 specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the BMW F650.

Restriction Required6% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight175 kg
Seat height780 mm
Front tyre size100/90-19
Rear tyre size130/80-17
Top speed106 mph
Engine size652 cc
Engine typeSingle Cylinder
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity2.1 litres
Power output37 kW
Power output50 bhp
Torque output41 lb-ft
Fuel tank size17 litres
Fuel tank range230 miles
Fuel consumption62 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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