Can you ride the Yamaha R7 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Yamaha R7 (2022 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 R7 (2022 onwards) motorcycle

Yamaha R7 (2022 onwards)

The 2022 Yamaha R7 has been a long awaited motorcycle not only by A2 licence holders, but even by experienced riders who are looking for a practical everyday sports bike. Compared to the Yamaha R3, it is a much faster and more powerful machine, but you will have to buy the restricted version for your A2 licence.

The R7 comes with the same parallel-twin engine that you can find in the MT-07 naked bike. The engine is not as powerful as you would expect from a typical big sports bike like the R6, as it was designed mainly for street use and commuting. However, there is still plenty of horsepower for all riding situations and you can even have a lot of fun on the track.

As most other Yamaha motorcycles, the R7 offers a great value for money. It is slightly cheaper than the majority of its competitors, but it doesn’t lack in the most important aspects.

There are not than many modern features on the Yamaha R7, but you will still get a highly functional LCD dashboard and ABS as standard. On top of that, the build quality and reliability are both excellent, especially for such an affordable bike.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Yamaha R7 is a 689cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 54 kW (72 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 35.1% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Yamaha R7 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Yamaha R7.

Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size689cc
Power output54 kW
Torque output49 ft-lb
Top speed140 mph
Horsepower72 bhp
Weight188 kg
Seat height835 mm
Front tyre size120/70-17
Rear tyre size180/55-17
Fuel tank size13 litres
Fuel tank range200 miles
Fuel consumption58 mpg
Oil capacity2.6 litres
Annual road tax£117
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