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)
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 adventure 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.
|Restriction Required||35% (to restrict to 35 kW)|
|Seat height||820 mm|
|Front tyre size||110/80-19|
|Rear tyre size||140/80-17|
|Top speed||105 mph|
|Engine size||798 cc|
|Engine type||Inline 2|
|Engine oil capacity||2.9 litres|
|Power output||53.8 kW|
|Power output||75 bhp|
|Torque output||57 lb-ft|
|Fuel tank size||16 litres|
|Fuel tank range||140 miles|
|Fuel consumption||65 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£93|