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) motorcycle

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 bike. It has a power output of 55 kW (74 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Yamaha MT-07 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Yamaha MT-07.

Engine typeInline 2
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size689cc
Oil capacity2.6 litres
Power output55 kW
Torque output50 ft-lb
Top speed130 mph
Horsepower74 bhp
Weight179 kg
Seat height805 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size180/55-17
Fuel tank size14 litres
Fuel tank range207 miles
Fuel consumption65 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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