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Motorcycle restrictions for learner and novice riders
In most states, notably ACT, NSW and VIC, restrictions apply to new riders, collectively called LAMS (for Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme). In a nutshell, the scheme restricts learners and novice riders to most motorcycles with engine capacities of less than 260cc, and those motorcycles up to 660cc that do not exceed 150 kilowatts per tonne.

LAMS: A couple less, a great deal more
Compared to the older 260cc laws, the LAM Schemes give novice motorcyclists a vast selection of bikes to choose from.
Learners are peritted to ride almost all bikes up to 260cc apart from a small handfull of 2-stroke 250cc bikes which exceed the 150KWatt/Tonne power-to-weight ratio (notably the Aprilia RS250). In addition, a long list of hand-picked bikes of up to 600cc bikes are also permitted.

Riding interstate and LAMS


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