Learner Approved Motorcycles

Learner Approved Motorcycles

Source: Queensland Government

LAMS are motorcycles or scooters that have a power to weight ratio not greater than 150 kilowatts per tonne, and an engine capacity not greater than 660ml. There are over 400 LAM’s approved motorcycles on the market and counting, click here for a list of makes and models.

There are a number if things you should consider before purchasing your Learner Approved Motorcycle:

  • Your riding skills and experience
  • Simple and easy to ride
  • Your height and weight
  • Your style of riding
  • The style of motorcycle
  • New or used motorcycle
  • Scooter or motorcycle

0–250mL category

All models, up to 250mL, including mopeds, are eligible for use on an RE licence and are included in the LAM Scheme. Individual makes and models are not listed.

However, the following 250mL motorcycles are excluded from the LAM Scheme:

  • Suzuki RGV250
  • Kawasaki KR250 (KR-1 and KR1s models)
  • Honda NSR250
  • Yamaha TZR250
  • Aprilia RS250

Conditionally registered motorcycles which have not been approved under Australian Design Rules certification are also excluded.

The Aprilia RS250 is not LAM’S approved.


The LAM’s approved 2016 Royal Enfield Classic 350.

251mL–660mL category

The models listed in this table are eligible for use on an RE licence and are included in the LAM scheme.

Motorcycles produced before 1960 and do not exceed 660mL will be included within the scheme but do not appear in the following table.

Individually built (custom made) motorcycles will not be considered for inclusion in the LAM Scheme.

As an RE provisional or open licence holder you can learn to ride an R motorcycle if you have held an RE provisional or open licence for at least 2 years. You must ride under the direction of a person who currently holds and has held an R open licence for at least 1 year.

Note: If you got your RE provisional or open licence before 1 October 2016 you can learn to ride an R motorcycle after you have held your RE provisional or open licence for at least 1 year.

The LAM’s approved Suzuki SFV650U.

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*Conditions:

  • You must have completed the Pre-Learner course (Pass a motorcycle knowledge test and pay for your license) or a valid RE or R licence to participate in the rider training.
  • Mobile training is availalble within 10km of Brisbane CBD (additional fees may apply for further distances, please contact us).
  • For mobile training please check availability for dates and times.
  • A 50% deposit is required prior to training.
  • Student’s motorcycle must be registered, insured and in a roadworthy condition.
  • Student’s riding gear must include fully enclosed shoes, long pants, motorcycle jacket, gloves and motorcycle helmet.