LAMS approved motorcycles for learner riders
We have a variety of different motorcycles that are LAMS approved. If you are just starting out we recommend that you hire a lower cc motorcycle just to get yourself a bit of experience. The Honda CB125E’s are the perfect learner bike, it shows you gears and is easy to handle.
Once you have a bit of experience feel free to test out all the other motorcycles we have:
Take note that Motorcycle learner permit and licence holders who have a restricted licence can only ride motorcycles and scooters under the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS)
Although we will be checking your license, it is ultimately your own responsibility to make sure that you only ride an approved motorcycle.
The LAMS register is managed by VicRoads and lists approved motorcycle models with an engine capacity of 261 – 660cc. Please refer to their website for the latest updated list since these change often as new models reach the market. NSW Approved LAMS motorcycles
Motorcycles may also be excluded from the LAMS list if they have other characteristics that make them unsuitable for learners or have been found to be over represented in crashes.
To qualify as a LAMS motorcycle, the vehicle must meet all of the following criteria:
- the motorcycle must be in a standard form as produced by the manufacturer;
- not modified in a way that increases its power mass ratio;
- have a power-to-weight ratio of 150 kilowatts per tonne or less; and
- an engine capacity of 660cc or less.
All motorcycles manufactured prior to 1960 with a cubic capacity up to and including 660cc, and currently available fully electric powered motorcycles are also approved for use by novice riders.