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 by at least 45.3% 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
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
Oil capacity2.9 litres
Annual road tax£117
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