Can you ride the Yamaha MT-07 on an A2 licence?
Yes, you can ride the Yamaha MT-07 (2014 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!
Yamaha MT-07 (2014 onwards)
The Yamaha MT-07 is a refined bike with a “strong, linear torque” engine.
It has been engineered to give you the best that a bike can offer, in Yamaha’s new naked look, which Yamaha says was inspired by the Dark Side of Japan.
The MT-07 has become hugely popular with riders throughout Europe, and it has become very attractive to A2 licence holders, as with a restrictor, it can be ridden on an A2 licence.
The A2 licence allows you to ride bikes that produce no more than 35 kW of power (roughly 47 bhp), or a more powerful bike if you restrict it (but by no more than 50%). For more information about the A2, go to our A2 licence page.
Fortunately, the Yamaha MT-07 produces 55 kW / 74 bhp of power, meaning that if you use a restrictor kit to cut the power by 36%, you will be able to ride the Yamaha MT-07 on your A2 motorcycle licence.
The MT-07’s 689cc engine produces plenty of power, which can propel the bike up to a top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h).
Where practicality is concerned, the Yamaha MT-07’s fuel efficiency of 65 mpg (imperial) will take you 207 miles on the MT-07’s 14 litre tank.
Overall, Yamaha MT-07 is refined, agile, lightweight and provides you with plenty of speed. Most importantly, this bike can be ridden on an A2 licence AND has a lower price tag than many other bikes in the same class.
A2 Licence Compliance
The Yamaha MT-07 is a 689cc A2-friendly standard bike. It has a power output of 55 kW (74 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 36% to be A2 licence compliant.
You will need a restrictor to ride the Yamaha MT-07 on an A2 licence. See the Yamaha MT-07 specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the Yamaha MT-07.
|Power to weight||0.2 kW/kg|
|Stock power||55 kW|
|Restriction Required||36% (to restrict to 35 kW)|
|Seat height||805 mm|
|Front tyre size||120/70-17|
|Rear tyre size||180/55-17|
|Top speed||130 mph|
|Engine size||689 cc|
|Engine type||Inline 2|
|Engine oil capacity||2.6 litres|
|Power output||55 kW|
|Power output||74 bhp|
|Torque output||50 lb-ft|
|Fuel tank size||14 litres|
|Fuel tank range||207 miles|
|Fuel consumption||65 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£93|