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 56.1 kW (77 bhp), which exceeds the 35kW limit needed for an A2 licence. The bike has to be restricted by cca 38% to be A2 licence compliant.


You will need a restrictor to ride the Yamaha TDM850 on an A2 licence. See the Yamaha TDM850 specifications table for restriction info, and the restrictor kits section to see what restrictors are available for the Yamaha TDM850.

TitleSpec
ManufacturerYamaha
TypeAdventure
Touring
Restriction Required38% (to restrict to 35 kW)
Weight201 kg
Seat height795 mm
Front tyre size110/80-18
Rear tyre size150/70-17
Top speed130 mph
Engine size849 cc
Engine typeInline 2
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine oil capacity3.6 litres
Power output56.1 kW
Power output77 bhp
Torque output59 lb-ft
Fuel tank size20 litres
Fuel tank range155 miles
Fuel consumption38 mpg
Annual road tax£93
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