Can you ride the BMW F700GS on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the BMW F700GS (2013 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 F700GS (2013 onwards) motorcycle

BMW F700GS (2013 onwards)

A light and easy-to-ride A2 bike, the BMW F700GS makes a fantastic commuter that’s backed by ABS, a price that will hold well and buckets of fun!

The BMW F700GS has many positive reviews, and although you can ride it on an A2 licence with a restrictor, it packs tons of fun and the engine has a great punch to it.

The F700GS is more expensive than other middleweight adventure bikes, but is finished better and should hold its value.

A2 Licence Compliance

The BMW F700GS is a 798cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 53.8 kW (75 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 35% to be A2 licence compliant.


You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW F700GS on an A2 licence. See the BMW F700GS specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the BMW F700GS.

TitleSpec
ManufacturerBMW
TypeAdventure
Off-Road
Restriction Required35% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight209 kg
Seat height820 mm
Front tyre size110/80-19
Rear tyre size140/80-17
Top speed105 mph
Engine size798 cc
Engine typeInline 2
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity2.9 litres
Power output53.8 kW
Power output75 bhp
Torque output57 lb-ft
Fuel tank size16 litres
Fuel tank range140 miles
Fuel consumption65 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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