Can you ride the BMW R1200C on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the BMW R1200C (1997 - 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 R1200C (1997 - 2005) motorcycle

BMW R1200C (1997 - 2005)

German quality, A2 friendly (when restricted) and was in a James Bond movie. What’s not to like about the BMW R1200C?

A2 Licence Compliance

The BMW R1200C is a 1170cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of (61 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 22% to be A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW R1200C on an A2 licence. See the BMW R1200C specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the BMW R1200C.

Restriction Required22% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight236 kg
Seat height740 mm
Front tyre size100/90-18
Rear tyre size170/80-15
Top speed105 mph
Engine size1170 cc
Engine typeInline 2
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity3.7 litres
Power output61 bhp
Torque output72 lb-ft
Fuel tank size18 litres
Fuel tank range180 miles
Fuel consumption46 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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