Can you ride the Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog (2002 - 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!

Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog (2002 - 2007) motorcycle

Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog (2002 - 2007)

The Yamaha BT1100, also known as the Bulldog, is a cross between a cruiser and retro roadster. It comes with an air-cooled V-Twin engine borrowed from the old 1100 Virago. The engine is reliable and it has a lot of punch in the low revs. The seating position is very comfortable. The handling however could be much better and the bike feels a little too heavy at times.

The overall build quality is decent, but there are some parts on the bike that feel pretty cheap such as the mirrors.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog is a 1063cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 48 kW (64 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 27.0% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Yamaha BT1100 Bulldog.

Engine typeV-Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size1063cc
Power output48 kW
Torque output60 ft-lb
Top speed109 mph
Horsepower64 bhp
Weight230 kg
Seat height812 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size170/55-17
Fuel tank size20 litres
Fuel tank range200 miles
Fuel consumption45 mpg
Oil capacity3.1 litres
Annual road tax£117
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