Can you ride the Yamaha TDM850 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Yamaha TDM850 (1991 - 2001) 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 TDM850 (1991 - 2001) motorcycle

Yamaha TDM850 (1991 - 2001)

The Yamaha TDM850 offers good value for money thanks to it being an often-overlooked motorcycle.

Ridable on an A2 licence with a 38% restriction, the TDM850 offers better reliability, build quality and ride quality than you’d expect.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Yamaha TDM850 is a 849cc A2-friendly bike. It has a power output of 57 kW (77 bhp), which exceeds the 35 kW (47 bhp) limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by at least 38.5% to become A2 licence compliant.

You will need a restrictor to ride the Yamaha TDM850 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Yamaha TDM850.

CategorySport Touring
Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size849cc
Power output57 kW
Torque output59 ft-lb
Top speed130 mph
Horsepower77 bhp
Weight201 kg
Seat height795 mm
Front tyre size110/80-18
Rear tyre size150/70-17
Fuel tank size20 litres
Fuel tank range155 miles
Fuel consumption38 mpg
Oil capacity3.6 litres
Annual road tax£117
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