Can you ride the BMW R1100R on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the BMW R1100R (1995 - 2003) 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 R1100R (1995 - 2003) motorcycle

BMW R1100R (1995 - 2003)

The BMW R1100R is an incredible motorcycle that has, unfortunately, been hugely overlooked.

The 1080cc air and oil cooled, flat-twin engine is charming, offers plenty of torque and mid-range.

ABS came with all 1995 – 1999 R1100Rs. After that, it became an option. Therefore, some of the used bikes will have it, so it’s a good idea to ask.

The BMW R1100R can be ridden on an A2 licence provided that you restrict the power by 41%. Although that’s a lot of restriction, it will mean that as soon as you get your full motorcycle licence, you won’t have to get rid of your R1100R, as it will have plenty more to offer!

A2 Licence Compliance

The BMW R1100R is a 1085cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 59 kW (80 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 41% to be A2 licence compliant.


You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW R1100R on an A2 licence. See the BMW R1100R specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the BMW R1100R.

TitleSpec
ManufacturerBMW
TypeStandard
Restriction Required41% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight235 kg
Seat height760 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size160/60-18
Top speed125 mph
Engine size1085 cc
Engine typeInline 2
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity3.7 litres
Power output59 kW
Power output80 bhp
Torque output72 lb-ft
Fuel tank size21 litres
Fuel tank range210 miles
Fuel consumption46 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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