Can you ride the BMW F800S on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the BMW F800S (2006 - 2013) 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 F800S (2006 - 2013) motorcycle

BMW F800S (2006 - 2013)

The BMW F800S and F800ST might be twins, but they’re far from identical.

The F800ST features full fairing for sports touring, the F800S boasts sporty fairing, making it easy to tell them apart. (The yellow motorbike is the F800S and the blue bike is the F800ST).

The two bikes don’t disappoint. The engine, handling and style are all excellent qualities of the BMW F800S and F800ST.

Both bikes look great, handle well and are now affordable choices for well-seasoned riders, as well as those who wish to restrict the bikes for their A2 licence.

A2 Licence Compliance

The BMW F800S is a 798cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 62.5 kW (85 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 44% to be A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW F800S on an A2 licence. See the BMW F800S specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the BMW F800S.

Sport Touring
Restriction Required44% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight182 kg
Seat height820 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size180/55-17
Top speed124 mph
Engine size798 cc
Engine typeInline 2
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity3 litres
Power output62.5 kW
Power output85 bhp
Torque output63 lb-ft
Fuel tank size16 litres
Fuel tank range135 miles
Fuel consumption38 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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