Can you ride the BMW G650 XCountry on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the BMW G650 XCountry (2007 - 2012) 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 G650 XCountry (2007 - 2012) motorcycle

BMW G650 XCountry (2007 - 2012)

This BMW G650 XCountry (G650X) is a dual-purpose relative of the BMW F650GS, allowing for some fantastic off-roading capabilities.

The BMW G650 XCountry shares the same 652cc, 52 bhp engine and frame as the BMW G650 XChallenge and the BMW G650 XMoto.

The BMW G650X is fantastic on bends, in traffic and off-road.

A2 Licence Compliance

The BMW G650 XCountry is a 652cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 39 kW (52 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 11% to be A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW G650 XCountry on an A2 licence. See the BMW G650 XCountry specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the BMW G650 XCountry.

Restriction Required11% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight144 kg
Seat height840 mm
Front tyre size90/90-21
Rear tyre size140/80-18
Top speed106 mph
Engine size652 cc
Engine typeSingle Cylinder
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity2.3 litres
Power output39 kW
Power output52 bhp
Torque output44 lb-ft
Fuel tank size9.5 litres
Fuel tank range90 miles
Fuel consumption47 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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