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 50.9 kW (71 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 32% to be A2 licence compliant.


You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW F650GS on an A2 licence. See the BMW F650GS specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the BMW F650GS.

TitleSpec
ManufacturerBMW
TypeAdventure
Off-Road
Restriction Required32% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight179 kg
Seat height820 mm
Front tyre size110/80-19
Rear tyre size140/80-17
Top speed120 mph
Engine size798 cc
Engine typeInline 2
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity2.3 litres
Power output50.9 kW
Power output71 bhp
Torque output55 lb-ft
Fuel tank size16 litres
Fuel tank range223 miles
Fuel consumption53 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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