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 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.

Restriction Required36% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight179 kg
Seat height805 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size180/55-17
Top speed130 mph
Engine size689cc
Engine typeInline 2
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity2.6 litres
Power output55 kW
Power output74 bhp
Torque output50 lb-ft
Fuel tank size14 litres
Fuel tank range207 miles
Fuel consumption65 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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