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 104 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 regular non-A2 compliant BMW F900R / F900XR model, rather than the 35kW / 70kW A2-compliant one.

A2 Licence Compliance

The BMW F900R is a 895cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 77 kW (104 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 54.5% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW F900R on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the BMW F900R.

Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size895cc
Power output77 kW
Torque output68 ft-lb
Top speed130 mph
Horsepower104 bhp
Weight219 kg
Seat height825 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size180/55-17
Fuel tank size15.5 litres
Fuel tank range170 miles
Fuel consumption50 mpg
Oil capacity3 litres
Annual road tax£117
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