Can you ride the Honda CB500F on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Honda CB500F (2016 - 2018) on an A2 motorbike licence. There is no restriction required, as the motorcycle is fully A2 licence compliant!

Honda CB500F (2016 - 2018) motorcycle

Honda CB500F (2016 - 2018)

The Honda CB500F is an outstanding beginner bike. It looks good, is affordable to buy and rides really well. It might not be as inexpensive as some smaller A2 bikes such as the KTM 390 Duke, but it certainly feels much more like a full-sized motorcycle.

Being an A2 bike, the Honda CB500F is not as powerful as some bigger motorcycles, but it has plenty of power for urban riding and short-distance commuting. On top of that, the fuel economy is excellent and you are buying a Honda, which means good reliability and high resale value.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Honda CB500F is a 471cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 35 kW (47 bhp), which is within the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. No restriction is required, as the bike is fully A2 licence compliant.

Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size471cc
Power output35 kW
Torque output31 ft-lb
Top speed112 mph
Horsepower47 bhp
Weight190 kg
Seat height785 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size160/60-17
Fuel tank size16.7 litres
Fuel tank range260 miles
Fuel consumption60 mpg
Oil capacity2.7 litres
Annual road tax£84
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