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Learner Approved Motorcycles Scheme

05-Aug-2012

The new Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) came into effect in Western Australia at the end of 2012, bringing WA into line with other states.

LAMS will enable R-E class licence holders to ride motorcycles and scooters of a power to weight ratio not exceeding 150kw per tonne and an engine capacity of 660cc. The scheme makes no distinction between road and off road motorcycles, so included on the 'learner-approved' list are such tame machines as the Yamaha WR450, KTM530 and Husaberg 570. Oh, and if you can find a 1984-88 Maico 500E your 16 year old learner can ride that legally as well.

Just for the record, the RTRA does not encourage novice riders to buy or ride large capacity off-road machines. It may now be legal, but let's all still exercise some common sense!


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