Can you ride the Honda CB650F on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Honda CB650F (2014 - 2016) 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!

Honda CB650F (2014 - 2016) motorcycle

Honda CB650F (2014 - 2016)

The Honda CB650F is a highly practical and extremely versatile motorcycle. The bike is reliable, super-fun to ride and it looks really good on the road.

Honda has equipped this bike with an inline-4 engine that provides smooth power delivery, good acceleration and lots of revs. The performance is decent and there is no need to exchange this bike for a different model once you get your full motorcycle licence.

Compared to other bikes in the category, such as the Yamaha MT-07 or Triumph Street Triple, the CB650F offers a slightly better value for money. The build quality is excellent and the designers have clearly paid a lot of attention to detail while designing the bike.

It is very hard to find an A2-frienly bike that ticks all the boxes and that will suit most types of riders. However, the Honda CB650F has succeeded in most aspects and I would even say that you can’t go wrong with this bike.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Honda CB650F is a 649cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 64 kW (86 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Honda CB650F on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Honda CB650F.

Engine typeInline 4
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size649cc
Oil capacity2.9 litres
Power output64 kW
Torque output46.5 ft-lb
Top speed135 mph
Horsepower86 bhp
Weight208 kg
Seat height810 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size180/55-17
Fuel tank size17.3 litres
Fuel tank range194 miles
Fuel consumption51 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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