Looking to get your motorcycle licence but don’t know where to start?
LAMS is the easy to remember acronym for Learner Approved Motorcycles Scheme.
In past years learner motorcycle riders were restricted to riding bikes or scooters of up to 250cc in engine capacity. While it is important for learner riders to take their time in developing their skills on less powerful machines, it wasn’t always practical to restrict riders to 250cc.
In July 2008 several states of Australia including Victoria introduced LAMS which basically allows learner riders to ride motorcycles or scooters up to 660cc in capacity and with a power to weight ratio of less than 150 kilowatts per tonne. This opens up a choice of a whole new range of motorcycles and scooters to learner rider that was previously inaccessible. Many of the LAMS approved machines feature advanced safety aspects such as ABS brakes and improved handling characteristics which help the learners riding experience.
To view the list of LAMS approved motorcycles in Victoria view the Vic Roads list here: vicroads.vic.gov.au/
To view the list of LAMS approved motorcycles in South Australia view the Transport SA list here: