Can you ride the BMW F800R on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the BMW F800R (2009 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 F800R (2009 onwards) motorcycle

BMW F800R (2009 onwards)

The BMW F800R is a middleweight naked street bike with elements of a sport bike. It comes with a powerful parallel twin engine that is lively and responsive at all revs. The bike is ideal for urban riding, although it is capable of touring and long-distance commuting.

The build quality is excellent, exactly what we expect from BMW. The plastics feel solid and the overall finish is top notch. Considering its lower price tag, the BMW F800R definitely offers a good value for money.

Feature-wise, the standard version of the BMW F800R doesn’t offer that much. You will get a non-adjustable suspension and high-quality brakes, but that’s about it. If you want an ABS system or panniers, you will have to pay some extra money for it.

A2 Licence Compliance

The BMW F800R is a 798cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 64 kW (87 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 45.3% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW F800R on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the BMW F800R.

Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size798cc
Power output64 kW
Torque output63.5 ft-lb
Top speed133 mph
Horsepower87 bhp
Weight199 kg
Seat height800 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size180/55-17
Fuel tank size16 litres
Fuel tank range190 miles
Fuel consumption54 mpg
Oil capacity3 litres
Annual road tax£117
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