Can you ride the BMW F650GS on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the BMW F650GS (2008 - 2013) 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 F650GS (2008 - 2013) motorcycle

BMW F650GS (2008 - 2013)

BMW’s successor to long-lived and popular entry-level F650 single is, confusingly based on the BMW F800GS.

Dynamic and sporty, it is built around a punchy twin-cylinder engine that delivers an impressive 71 horsepower.

A2 Licence Compliance

The BMW F650GS is a 798cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 51 kW (71 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 31.3% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW F650GS on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the BMW F650GS.

Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size798cc
Power output51 kW
Torque output55 ft-lb
Top speed120 mph
Horsepower71 bhp
Weight179 kg
Seat height820 mm
Front tyre size110/80-19
Rear tyre size140/80-17
Fuel tank size16 litres
Fuel tank range223 miles
Fuel consumption53 mpg
Oil capacity2.3 litres
Annual road tax£117
Overall rating