Can you ride the BMW F900R on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the BMW F900R (2020 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 F900R (2020 onwards) motorcycle

BMW F900R (2020 onwards)

The BMW F900R and the BMW F900XR models are new to the BMW Motorrad range.

The main BMW F900R and F900XR models are, in fact, too powerful to be ridden on an A2 licence. However, BMW has released A2 compliant versions called the F900R/A2 and the F900XR/A2, which have slightly lower power and can be restricted down to 48 hp.

The main models produce around 105 hp and 77 kW of power, but BMW wanted to make the F900R and F900XR available to A2 riders.

The BMW F900R A2 and F900XR A2 compliant models produce 95 hp and 70 kW of power. This can be restricted by 50% to be within the A2 licence limits.

Please note that the below specifications are for the A2 compliant BMW F900R / F900XR models, rather than the main 105 hp models.

A2 Licence Compliance

The BMW F900R is a 895cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 70 kW (95 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 50% to be A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW F900R on an A2 licence. See the BMW F900R specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the BMW F900R.

Restriction Required50% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight211 kg
Seat height825 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size180/55-17
Top speed125 mph
Engine size895 cc
Engine typeInline 2
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity3 litres
Power output70 kW
Power output95 bhp
Torque output63 lb-ft
Fuel tank size15.5 litres
Fuel tank range229 miles
Fuel consumption67 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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