Can you ride the BMW F900XR on an A2 licence?
Yes, you can ride the BMW F900XR (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 F900XR (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 models, rather than the 70kW A2-compliant ones.
A2 Licence Compliance
The BMW F900XR is a 895cc A2-friendly adventure 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 to be A2 licence compliant.
You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW F900XR on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the BMW F900XR.
|Engine type||Inline 2|
|Oil capacity||3 litres|
|Power output||77 kW|
|Torque output||68 ft-lb|
|Top speed||130 mph|
|Seat height||825 mm|
|Front tyre size||120/70-17|
|Rear tyre size||180/55-17|
|Fuel tank size||15.5 litres|
|Fuel tank range||170 miles|
|Fuel consumption||50 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£93|