Can you ride the Yamaha MT-07 on an A2 license?

Yes, you can ride the Yamaha MT-07 (2014 onwards) on an A2 motorbike license.
However, you will need to a fit a restrictor.

Yamaha MT-07 (2014 onwards) motorcycle
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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 license holders, as with a restrictor, it can be ridden on an A2 license.

The A2 license 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 license 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 license.

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 license AND has a lower price tag than many other bikes in the same class.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Yamaha MT-07 on an A2 license. 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.


Specs for the Yamaha MT-07 (2014 onwards) motorbike.

Power to weight0.2 kW/kg
Stock power55 kW
Restriction Required36% (to restrict to 35kW)
Top speed130 mph
Engine size689 cc
Power output55 kW
Power output74 bhp
Fuel tank size14 litres
Fuel tank range207 miles
Average fuel consumption65 mpg
Weight179 kg
Engine configurationInline 2
Stroke4 stroke
Torque output50 lb/ft
Seat height805 mm
Annual road tax£93
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