Can you ride the BMW R1150GS Adventure on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the BMW R1150GS Adventure (2002 - 2005) 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 R1150GS Adventure (2002 - 2005) motorcycle

BMW R1150GS Adventure (2002 - 2005)

The BMW R1150GS Adventure is a heavy-duty version of the regular R1150GS, which is one of the best motorcycles in its category.

Compared to the original model, the R1150GS Adventure comes with a higher seat, taller screen, and bigger tank. The panniers and engine guards are extras and you will have to buy them separately.

The bike is extremely reliable and the engine is supposed to last up to 200k miles. It is an ultimate adventure touring machine and a good all-around A2 bike.

A2 Licence Compliance

The BMW R1150GS Adventure is a 1130cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 63 kW (85 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 44.4% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW R1150GS Adventure on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the BMW R1150GS Adventure.

Engine typeFlat Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size1130cc
Power output63 kW
Torque output71 ft-lb
Top speed133 mph
Horsepower85 bhp
Weight227 kg
Seat height900 mm
Front tyre size110/80-19
Rear tyre size150/70-17
Fuel tank size22 litres
Fuel tank range180 miles
Fuel consumption44 mpg
Oil capacity3.7 litres
Annual road tax£117
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