Can you ride the BMW F800GS Adventure on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the BMW F800GS Adventure (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!

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BMW F800GS Adventure (2013 onwards) motorcycle
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BMW F800GS Adventure (2013 onwards)

The BMW F800GS is an authentic adventure motorbike that has been well regarded and highly reviewed amongst motorcyclists.

It can be ridden on an A2 motorbike licence. Although the BMW F800GS Adventure requires a restriction of 45%, it will deliver buckets of fun, great range and a host of features that usually don’t come with an A2 bike.

Moreover, once you exchange your A2 licence for the full motorbike licence, you will be unleashing nearly double the power. Meaning, you won’t need to think about upgrading from the F800GS Adventure to get more power.

A2 Licence Compliance

The BMW F800GS Adventure is a 798cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 63 kW (85 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 45% to be A2 licence compliant.


You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW F800GS Adventure on an A2 licence. See the BMW F800GS Adventure specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the BMW F800GS Adventure.

TitleSpec
ManufacturerBMW
TypeAdventure
Off-Road
Restriction Required45% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight229 kg
Seat height890 mm
Front tyre size90/90-21
Rear tyre size150/70-17
Top speed135 mph
Engine size798 cc
Engine typeInline 2
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity2.9 litres
Power output63 kW
Power output85 bhp
Torque output61 lb-ft
Fuel tank size24 litres
Fuel tank range270 miles
Fuel consumption50 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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