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)
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 standard 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 to be A2 licence compliant.
You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW R1150R on an A2 licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the BMW R1150R.
|Engine type||Flat Twin|
|Oil capacity||3.7 litres|
|Power output||63 kW|
|Torque output||69 ft-lb|
|Top speed||120 mph|
|Seat height||800 mm|
|Front tyre size||120/70-17|
|Rear tyre size||170/60-17|
|Fuel tank size||20.5 litres|
|Fuel tank range||240 miles|
|Fuel consumption||54 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£93|