Can you ride the BMW F800GS on an A2 license?

Yes, you can ride the BMW F800GS (2008 onwards) on an A2 motorbike license.
However, you will need to a fit a restrictor.

BMW F800GS (2008 onwards) motorcycle

BMW F800GS (2008 onwards)

The BMW F800GS is an iconic adventure motorbike that can be ridden on an A2 license when a restrictor is fitted.

The F800GS is a superb bike; in fact, it’s so great that BMW didn’t have a need to update the bike until 2017.

With a 798cc water-cooled parallel-twin engine that delivers 85 bhp, the F800GS delivers plenty of power, it will allow you to de-restrict the bike when you get your full motorcycle license and unlock nearly double the power that you had on your A2 license!

Once, the Triumph Tiger 800 was regarded as one of the best adventure motorbikes. However, many are now considering if the BMW F800GS is a winner when comparing the two bikes.

Another benefit to A2 riders, is that the BMW F800GS is one of the more affordable BMW motorcycles, and is fairly affordable to maintain, too!

Overall, the BMW F800GS is a highly regarded bike that can be described as slim, light and very easy to manoeuvre – the perfect recipe for an A2 rider!

If you’re serious about getting the F800GS on your A2 bike license, scroll down to find a link to MCN’s review. Alternatively, you can also find a variety of articles from 1-year of riding the F800GS.

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


Specs for the BMW F800GS (2008 onwards) motorbike.

Dual Sport
Restriction Required27% (to restrict to 35kW)
Top speed130 mph
Engine size798 cc
Power output61.7 kW
Power output85 bhp
Fuel tank size16 litres
Fuel tank range140 miles
Average fuel consumption45 mpg
Weight185 kg
Engine configurationInline 2
Stroke4 stroke
Torque output60 lb/ft
Seat height880 mm
Annual road tax£93
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