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 45 kW (61 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 22.2% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the BMW R1200C on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the BMW R1200C.

Engine typeFlat Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size1170cc
Power output45 kW
Torque output72 ft-lb
Top speed105 mph
Horsepower61 bhp
Weight236 kg
Seat height740 mm
Front tyre size100/90-18
Rear tyre size170/80-15
Fuel tank size18 litres
Fuel tank range180 miles
Fuel consumption46 mpg
Oil capacity3.7 litres
Annual road tax£117
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