Can you ride the Honda CB650R on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Honda CB650R (2019 onwards) 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 CB650R (2019 onwards) motorcycle

Honda CB650R (2019 onwards)

The Honda CB650R is a middleweight inline four cylinder motorcycle that looks like some kind of a hybrid between a cafe racer and a standard naked bike. It features a retro futuristic design that has gained a lot of popularity in recent years.

The motorcycle is a direct competitor to some of the most popular A2 bikes such as the Suzuki SV650 or Yamaha MT-07. Compared to the two bikes mentioned, the CB650R is a slightly more expensive machine, but it is also by far the most powerful one of the bunch. In fact, thanks to its power output of 92 hp, the Honda CB650R is one of the most powerful bikes you can legally ride on an A2 licence.

Riding quality of the CB650R is on the same level or even better than of its predecessor, the Honda CB650F. Despite its sportier setting, the CB650R is a very comfortable bike to ride and you will be able to use it for both urban commuting and sport-touring.

So, if you are looking for a powerful A2-friendly naked bike that has a sporty feel and is extremely versatile, the Honda CB650R might be the perfect choice for you.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Honda CB650R is a 649cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 68 kW (92 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 48.5% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Honda CB650R on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Honda CB650R.

Engine typeInline 4
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size649cc
Power output68 kW
Torque output46.5 ft-lb
Top speed135 mph
Horsepower92 bhp
Weight202 kg
Seat height810 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size180/55-17
Fuel tank size15.4 litres
Fuel tank range166 miles
Fuel consumption47 mpg
Oil capacity3.5 litres
Annual road tax£111
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