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 62.5 kW (85 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 44% to be A2 licence compliant.


You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW R1150GS on an A2 licence. See the BMW R1150GS specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the BMW R1150GS.

TitleSpec
ManufacturerBMW
TypeAdventure
Touring
Restriction Required44% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight229 kg
Seat height840 mm
Front tyre size110/80-19
Rear tyre size150/70-17
Top speed130 mph
Engine size1130 cc
Engine typeInline 2
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity3.7 litres
Power output62.5 kW
Power output85 bhp
Torque output75 lb-ft
Fuel tank size25 litres
Fuel tank range205 miles
Fuel consumption37 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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