Can you ride the BMW R1150GS on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the BMW R1150GS (1999 - 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 (1999 - 2005) motorcycle

BMW R1150GS (1999 - 2005)

The BMW R1150GS is heavy, expensive and relatively slow. Nonetheless, this A2 bike (when restricted) handles beautifully, will run forever and will take you 205 miles on a tank!

A2 Licence Compliance

The BMW R1150GS 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 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the BMW R1150GS.

Engine typeFlat Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size1130cc
Power output63 kW
Torque output75 ft-lb
Top speed130 mph
Horsepower85 bhp
Weight229 kg
Seat height840 mm
Front tyre size110/80-19
Rear tyre size150/70-17
Fuel tank size25 litres
Fuel tank range205 miles
Fuel consumption37 mpg
Oil capacity3.7 litres
Annual road tax£117
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