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) motorcycle

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 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.

TitleSpec
ManufacturerBMW
TypeAdventure
Touring
Restriction Required42% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight209 kg
Seat height840 mm
Front tyre size110/80-17
Rear tyre size150/70-17
Top speed122 mph
Engine size1085 cc
Engine typeInline 2
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity3.7 litres
Power output60 kW
Power output80 bhp
Torque output72 lb-ft
Fuel tank size25 litres
Fuel tank range250 miles
Fuel consumption45 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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