Can you ride the BMW R1150RT on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the BMW R1150RT (2001 - 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 R1150RT (2001 - 2005) motorcycle

BMW R1150RT (2001 - 2005)

The BMW R1150RT is a comfortable middle-weight tourer with a 1130cc flat twin engine that offers a lot of torque at lower revs. It is a reliable low-maintenance motorcycle, which you can easily take on long-distance trips across Europe.

BMW equipped the bike with an adjustable seat and windscreen, which can be moved by pressing a single button. The panniers are included and there are some additional accessories available such as a taller screen and heated grips.

A2 Licence Compliance

The BMW R1150RT is a 1130cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 70 kW (95 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 50% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW R1150RT on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the BMW R1150RT.

CategorySport Touring
Engine typeFlat Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size1130cc
Power output70 kW
Torque output63 ft-lb
Top speed130 mph
Horsepower95 bhp
Weight255 kg
Seat height780 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size170/60-17
Fuel tank size25 litres
Fuel tank range255 miles
Fuel consumption47 mpg
Oil capacity3.7 litres
Annual road tax£117
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