Can you ride the Honda CBF500 on an A2 license?

Yes, you can ride the Honda CBF500 (2004 - 2008) on an A2 motorbike license.
However, you will need to a fit a restrictor.

Honda CBF500 (2004 - 2008) motorcycle

Honda CBF500 (2004 - 2008)

The Honda CBF500 is a standard motorcycle with a 499cc engine, produced by Honda from 2004 – 2008. With 56 bhp and 42 kW of power, the CBF500 has to be restricted by 17% to be ridden on an A2 motorcycle license.

If you’re looking for a very reliable, practical and rider-friendly motorcycle, then the Honda CBF500 is it! Built to last at least 100,000 miles, it offers clean looks, fantastic ride quality and so much more.

Ridable on the A2 license when restricted, the Honda CBF500 is cheap to buy; with many great examples in the £1,500 to £2,500 range.

Moreover, the CBF500 is fairly cheap to run and delivers plenty of fun!

Here’s a video walk-around of a 2006 Honda CBF500:

You will need a restrictor to ride the Honda CBF500 on an A2 license. See the Honda CBF500 specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the Honda CBF500.


Specs for the Honda CBF500 (2004 - 2008) motorbike.

Restriction Required17% (to restrict to 35kW)
Top speed125 mph
Engine size499 cc
Power output42 kW
Power output56 bhp
Fuel tank size18 litres
Fuel tank range180 miles
Average fuel consumption45 mpg
Weight183 kg
Engine configurationInline 2
Stroke4 stroke
Torque output33 lb/ft
Seat height770 mm
Annual road tax£67
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