Can you ride the Honda CBF600 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Honda CBF600 (2004 - 2007) 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 CBF600 (2004 - 2007) motorcycle

Honda CBF600 (2004 - 2007)

A bigger brother of the Honda CBF500, the CBF600 has all the features and comforts that you would want from an all-rounder.

Available in two versions:

  • the CBF600S which is half-faired; and
  • the CBF600N which is the naked version.

The CBF600 is a supremely competent, stable and reliable motorcycle, making the Honda CBF600 an excellent choice for anyone on an A2 motorcycle licence.

When it comes to ride quality, the CBF600 has a comfortable upright position. When riding slower, you can feel some of the 197kg of weight, but at faster speeds the CBF600 is very stable and offers good handling.

Although some say that the Honda CBF600 lacks instant feedback and “go”, the power range is quite broad and easily moves the bike along the road.

On the other side, it’s a Honda, meaning that you can easily trust that the CBF600 will last you a hundred thousand miles! There’s no doubt in saying that the CBF600 offers top-notch reliability, looks great and is great starting point for any A2 rider.

Here’s a walk around of a 2005 Honda CBF600N (the naked version):

A2 Licence Compliance

The Honda CBF600 is a 599cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 55.5 kW (76 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 37% to be A2 licence compliant.


You will need a restrictor to ride the Honda CBF600 on an A2 licence. See the Honda CBF600 specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the Honda CBF600.

TitleSpec
ManufacturerHonda
TypeStandard
Restriction Required37% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight197 kg
Seat height785 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size160/60-17
Top speed124 mph
Engine size599 cc
Engine typeInline 4
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity2.8 litres
Power output55.5 kW
Power output76 bhp
Torque output43 lb-ft
Fuel tank size19 litres
Fuel tank range195 miles
Fuel consumption47 mpg
Annual road tax£67
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