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)
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 sport 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.
|Restriction Required||44% (to restrict to 35 kW)|
|Seat height||820 mm|
|Front tyre size||120/70-17|
|Rear tyre size||180/55-17|
|Top speed||124 mph|
|Engine size||798 cc|
|Engine type||Inline 2|
|Engine oil capacity||3 litres|
|Power output||62.5 kW|
|Power output||85 bhp|
|Torque output||63 lb-ft|
|Fuel tank size||16 litres|
|Fuel tank range||135 miles|
|Fuel consumption||38 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£93|