Approved motorcycles for novice riders

Motorcycle learner permit and licence holders who have a restricted licence can only ride motorcycles and scooters under the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS)

Rider Responsibility

It is your 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. The list is not exhaustive and we will update the list as suitable new models are approved for inclusion.

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.

Motorcycles with engine capacities of 0-260cc inclusive, in their standard manufacturer form are automatically approved under Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) with the exception of a few models (See Non approved motorcycle models 0-260cc inclusive, listing below).

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.


Make Model CC
APRILA RS250 250
HONDA NSR250 250
KAWASAKI KR1 250
KAWASAKI KR-1S 250
SUZUKI RGV250 250
YAMAHA TZR250 250

The following motorcycles with engine capacities of 261 – 660cc are approved under Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS).

Make Model CC
AJS All up to 660cc
APRILIA Moto 6.5 649
Pegaso 650 652
RXV4.5 449
RXV5.5 549
RXV550 553
Scarabeo 300 278
Scarabeo 400 399
Sportcity 300
Strada 650 659
SXV4.5 449
SXV5.5 553
ARIEL All up to 660cc
ASIAWING LD450 449
BENELLI BN 600 S 600
BN302 (P10)
300
BN600 GTS  600
BN 600 RS 600
Velvet Dusk 383
BMW C600 Sport 647
C650 GT 647
F650 652
R60 590
R65 650
R69 600
G450 X 450
BETA RR350 349
RR400 398
RR450 448
RR520 498
RR525 510
BOLWELL LM25W 263
BSA All up to 660cc
BULTACO Alpina 350
Frontera 360
Sherpa 350
CAGIVA 650 Alazurra 650
650 Elefant 650
Canyon 500 498
River 600 601
W16 600 601
CFMOTO CF650NK 649
CF650-TK-LAM 649 
400NK 400
DERBI Mulhacen 659
DUCATI 350 350
450 450
400SS 398
500SL Pantah 499
600 Monster 583
659 Monster 659
600SL Pantah 583
600SS 583
620 Monster Lite 618
620 Multistrada Lite 618
DM 450 450
DM 500 498
KA 399
Monster 400 398
ELSTAR SHINERAY  XY400  397 
ENFIELD Bullet 500 (all ) 499
Lightning 500
Military 500
GAS - GAS EC300 299
EC400 399 
FSE400 398
FSE450 398
PAMPRA 400 TRAIL 399
SM400 399
GILERA Fuoco 500 493
Nexus 500 460
HARLEY DAVIDSON Street 500 494
SS350 350
 
HONDA
600V Transalp 583
BROS 399
CB300FA 286
CB350 348
CB360 360
CB400 395
CB450 450
CB500 498
CB550 544
CB500F 471
CBR300R 286
CBR500R 471
CBR650FA-L 649
CB500X 471
CRF450X (Yr. 2005 – Yr.2008) 449
CX500 (Not turbo) 495
NTV650V Deauville 647
Dream 305
FT500 498
FJS600D Silverwing 582
FJS400A 399
GB400 400
GB500 498
GL400 396
NSS300 279
NSS300A 279
NT400 400
NTV650 Revere 647
NX650 Dominator 644
RVF400 399
SH300 279
SL350 348
Steed 400
VT400C 399
VT500 498
VT600C (Shadow VLX)
XBR500 499
XL500 498
XL600R 589
XL600VH Transalp 583
XL650V Transalp 647
XR350 339
XR400 397
XR500R 498
XR600R 591
HUNTER DD350E-6C 320
HUSABERG TE300 (Yr. 2010-11) 293
FE400 (2000) 399
FE450 (2008-10) 449
FS450E (2004) 449
FS450 (2008-10) 449
FE501E (1997-03) 501
FE570 (2008-10) 565
FE600E (1997-00) 595
FE650E (2000-08) 644
FS650C (2004-05) 628
FS650E (2002-08) 644
HUSQVARNA 300WR 298
310TE/A2 298
310TE/A3 303
400SM 400
400TE 400
410TE 400
450SM 449
450TC 449
450TE 449
450TXC 449
510SMR 501
510TC 501
510TE 505
FE350 (Yr. 2014 onwards)
350
FE450 (Yr. 2014 onwards)
449
FE501 (Yr. 2014 onwards)
510
SMR449/A6 450
SM630 600
SMR511 478
TE630 (Yr. 2010 onwards) 600
TE449/A6 450
TE300 (Yr. 2014 onwards) 293
TE511/A6 478
TR650 STRADA (35 kw) 652
TR650 TERRA (35 kw) 652
WR260 260
WR400 396
WR430 430
HYOSUNG GT650L 647
GT650RL 647
GT650SL 647
GV650L 647
GV650C 647
INDIAN 101 Scout (1928-31) 610 
JAWA 350 350
634 Road 343
638 Road 343
KAWASAKI EN400 400
EN450 454
EN500 500
EN650B 649
ER-5 498
ER-6NL 649
ERS6NL ABS 649
EX300A (2012 onwards) 296
EX300B (2012 onwards) 296
ER300B (Z300ABS) 296
GPZ550 553
GT 550 553
KL650 651
KLE500 498
KLR600 564
KLR650 651
KLX300R 292
KLX400 400
KLX450R 449
KLX650 651
KZ440 454
LE650D 649
LTD440 443
LX400 400
Ninja 650RL 649
Ninja 650RL ABS 649
W400 399
ZL400 Eliminator 398
ZR550 553
Z500 498
ZZR400 399
Z400B2 398
KTM 300EXC 293
300GS 280
350EXC 350
360EXC 360
360SX 360
400GS 400
400SC 400
400SX 400
400TE 400
400EXC 393
450EXC 448
500EXC 510
525EXC 510
Duke 390
Freeride 350
RC390 373
 
KYMCO
Downtown 300 I 298
Downtown 350 I 321
Bug XCITING 498
V4 PEOPLE GTI 299
LARO DD350E-6C 320
SPT350 320
LAVERDA 500 497
LIFAN LF400 399
LIFENG Regal Raptor 320
MAICO 500E 488
MATCHLESS All up to 660cc
MONTESA All up to 660cc
MOTOGUZZI 350GT 350
Falcone 498
V35 346
V50 490
V65 643
MOTO MORINI 3.5 Road 344
350 Sport 344
500 Camel 479
500 Sei 479
500 Strada 479
MUZZ Baghira 660
Mastiff 660
Skorpion 660
MV AGUSTA 350 349
NORTON All up to 660cc
OZ TRIKE Boom 500 500
PANTHER All up to 660cc
PEUGEOT Geopolis 399
Satelis 399
Satelis 493
PIAGGIO BV 350 330
BV 350 ABS 330
MP3 300 278
MP3 400 399
MP3 YOURBAN 300 278
PSI MA2 (BEVERLY)
330
X7 300 278
X8 400 399
X9 500 460
X10 350 330
X10 500 493
XEVO 400ie 399
ROYAL ENFIELD Bullet (All variants)
Lightning 350
B5 EFI 499
G5 EFI Deluxe 499
C5 Classic EFI 499
C5 Desert Storm EFI 499
C5 Military EFI 499
C5 Chrome EFI 499
Taurus 325
Continental GT 535
SACHS Roadster 650 644
SHERCO 290TR 290
S4 448
S6 300 4ST 304 
S6 450 4ST 449
S6 510 4ST 510
S W M A1 01/AA 600
A1 01/AB 600
A3 00  445 
A3 01  445 
SUZUKI AN650 Burgman 638
AN400 Burgman 400
DL650AUE 645
DR350 349
DR400 400
DR500 498
DR600R 598
DR600S 598
DR650SE 644
DR650 644
DR-Z400 (All Variants) 398
GN400 400
GR650 651
GS400 400
GS450 450
GS500 487
GS500E 487
GS500F  487
GS550 549
GSR400 (Yr. 2006 - 2008) 398
GSX400 398
GT380 380
GT500 500
GT550 550
Katana 550 550
LS650 652
PE400 400
RE5 500
T500 500
TS400 400
XF650 644
SV650SU 645
SFV650U 645
GSX650FU 656
SYM CityCom 300i 262
MAXSYM 400i 400
 
TM
300E 294
400E 400
450E 449
450MX 449
530MX 528
530E 528
TRIUMPH All pre 1984 up to 660cc
Street Triple 660
VELOCETTE All up to 660cc
VESPA GTS 300S 278
GTV 300 278
VOR 400 Enduro 399
450 Enduro 450
500 Enduro 503
530 Enduro 530
400SM 399
500SM 503
YAMAHA DT400 400
IT426 426
IT465 465
IT490 490
MT03 660
MT07 655
MTN320-A 321
MTT660-A 655
MX400 400
RT2 360
RT350 347
RD350 pre 1975 350
RD400 398
SR400 400
SR500 499
SRX400 400
SRX600 608
SZR660 659
TT350 346
TT500 500
TT600 (all variants) 595
TX650 653
WR400F 399
WR450F (2003 onwards) 450
XJ650 653
XJR400 400
XP500 499
XS400 391
XS650 653
XSR700 (MTM660)  655
XT350 346
XT500 499
XT550 552
XT600 590
XT660 659
XTZ660 659
XV400 400
XV535 535
XVS400 Dragstar 400
XVS650 649
YP400 Majesty 395
XJ6FL 660
XJ6NL 660
XJ6SL 660
YR-1 (1967)
347
  YZF-R3A
321

What is the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme?

The Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) identifies motorcycles and scooters that are considered suitable for learners and riders with a restriction on their licence for their restricted period (“novice” riders).

LAMS gives novice riders access to a range of motorcycles and scooters that are appropriate to their level of experience and size.

How will a rider know if their motorcycle or scooter is LAMS approved?

If the motorcycle is LAMS approved it will be listed on this website as an approved motorcycle. We have also developed a free smart phone friendly service to allow you to check motorcycle registrations anytime, anywhere to see if it is LAMS approved go to Vehicle Registration Enquiry

How can I get my motorcycle model added to the approved list?

As new models of motorcycles are released onto the market by manufacturers, the list will be updated with new models that are suitable for learners. As the list is substantial, additional motorcycles will generally not be considered for inclusion on the list.

If you believe a specific model of motorcycle should be on the list, and it meets the primary criteria of being under 660cc and less than 150kw/tonne, you will need to complete a formal application including a number of details and specifications about the model.

Before you submit an application please double check the LAMS list to see whether the motorcycle is included.

We retain the right to approve or not approve any motorcycle under consideration for LAMS. Written applications must include the following information:

  • Make
  • Model
  • Year of manufacture
  • Engine number
  • Vehicle Identification Number or Chassis Number/Frame Number
  • Cubic Capacity
  • Tare weight (plus the source of the information provided)
  • Power at the crankshaft (plus the source of the information provided) and
  • Justification of why it should be Learner Approved.

Applications should be submitted to:

Manager Vehicle Safety
VicRoads
60 Denmark Street
KEW VIC 3101

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