Can you ride the Yamaha Tenere 700 on an A2 licence?

Yes, you can ride the Yamaha Tenere 700 (2019 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 Tenere 700 (2019 onwards) motorcycle

Yamaha Tenere 700 (2019 onwards)

The Yamaha Tenere (Ténéré) 700 and the new 2020 Rally Edition are the result of an intense development program that involved some of the world’s leading rally raid riders testing and evaluating the prototypes in a wide range of terrain all over the world.

With its compact and agile chassis as well as a characterful and torque-rich 689cc CP2 engine, this best-selling middleweight adventure bike has the ability to deliver thrilling off road performance together with exceptional long distance comfort on the highway.

Proudly assembled in France by a dedicated workforce alongside the Ténéré 700, the new Ténéré 700 Rally Edition features a special blue and yellow livery that pays homage to the Yamaha race bikes ridden by Jean-Claude Olivier (JCO) and Serge Bacou in the ’83 and ’84 editions of the Dakar rally.

Producing 54 kW of power, the Tenere 700 can be ridden on an A2 motorcycle licence when restricted by 36%.

A2 Licence Compliance

The Yamaha Tenere 700 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 Tenere 700 on an A2 motorbike licence. See the restrictor kits section to check out what restrictors are available for the Yamaha Tenere 700.

Engine typeParallel Twin
Engine strokes4-Stroke
Engine size689cc
Power output54 kW
Torque output50 ft-lb
Top speed125 mph
Horsepower72 bhp
Weight205 kg
Seat height880 mm
Front tyre size90/90-21
Rear tyre size150/70-18
Fuel tank size16 litres
Fuel tank range190 miles
Fuel consumption40 mpg
Oil capacity2.6 litres
Annual road tax£117
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