Can you ride the BMW R1150R on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the BMW R1150R (2001 - 2006) 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 R1150R (2001 - 2006) motorcycle

BMW R1150R (2001 - 2006)

A reliable well-built boxer twin with a dated design and not so impressive performance. The BMW R1150R doesn’t not look that interesting on paper. But, if your main concern is practicality, then it will be the perfect bike for you.

The BMW R1150R is simple and easy to maintain, yet surprisingly fun to ride. It might not be the fastest bike in the category, but it offers plenty of torque and good acceleration for a roadster. Optionally, you can add a windshield and panniers, and you will have a touring bike.

So, if you are looking for an A2-friendly street bike that is easy to work on and built like a tank, the BMW R1150R is a good option.

A2 Licence Compliance

The BMW R1150R 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 R1150R on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the BMW R1150R.

Engine typeFlat Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size1130cc
Power output63 kW
Torque output69 ft-lb
Top speed120 mph
Horsepower85 bhp
Weight218 kg
Seat height800 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size170/60-17
Fuel tank size20.5 litres
Fuel tank range240 miles
Fuel consumption54 mpg
Oil capacity3.7 litres
Annual road tax£117
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