Can you ride the BMW R1100GS on an A2 licence?
Yes, you can ride the BMW R1100GS (1994 - 1999) 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 R1100GS (1994 - 1999)
Although the BMW R1100GS isn’t likely to turn heads when it comes to looks, it can be restricted to match the requirements for an A2 licence.
Many will call the BMW R1100GS underpowered. However, it’s reliable and as with all BMW bikes, they hold their price ridiculously well.
A2 Licence Compliance
The BMW R1100GS is a 1085cc A2-friendly adventure bike. It has a power output of 60 kW (80 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 42% to be A2 licence compliant.
You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW R1100GS on an A2 licence. See the BMW R1100GS specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the BMW R1100GS.
|Restriction Required||42% (to restrict to 35 kW)|
|Seat height||840 mm|
|Front tyre size||110/80-17|
|Rear tyre size||150/70-17|
|Top speed||122 mph|
|Engine size||1085 cc|
|Engine type||Inline 2|
|Engine oil capacity||3.7 litres|
|Power output||60 kW|
|Power output||80 bhp|
|Torque output||72 lb-ft|
|Fuel tank size||25 litres|
|Fuel tank range||250 miles|
|Fuel consumption||45 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£93|