Tim O'Brien | Aug 3, 2008

As TMR reported on July 6, Victoria has now joined other states in adopting the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme, or LAMS.

Under LAMS regulations, which came into effect on July 1, learner and probationary riders can now ride motorcycles with engine capacities of up to 660cc, provided the power to weight ratio does not exceed 150kW per tonne.

This is all good sense. And quite surprising really. (Normally, when it comes to motorcycles, you can have a more engaging and intelligent conversation talking to a potato than you can with anyone in Government... but there you go, perhaps hell is freezing over after all.) However, despite this sudden and unexpected outbreak of common-sense, we’ve become aware at TMR Central that while motorcyclists and the industry are aware of the new regulations, it seems that detailed knowledge of which bikes and scooters are on the list - and which are not - is not widely known.

So, consider it a ‘TMR community service announcement’, here is the full list of LAMS-approved motorcycles and scooters. (Source: VicRoads 02/08/2008)

All motorcycles with engine capacities of 0–260cc are approved under LAMS, with the exception of the following models.

Not approved:

MAKE MODEL cc
APRILIA RS250 250
HONDA NSR250 250
KAWASAKI KR1 250
KR1S 250
SUZUKI RGV250 250
YAMAHA TZR250 250

The following motorcycles with engine capacities of 261–660cc are approved under LAMS.

These motorcycles must be in standard form as produced by the manufacturer. Any motorcycle modified in a way that increases its power-to-weight ratio is not LAMS approved regardless of whether it appears on this list.

MAKE MODEL cc
AJS All up to 660cc
APRILIA Moto 6.5 649
Pegaso 650 652
Scarabeo 400 399
Scarabeo 500 460
Strada 650 659
ARIEL All up to 660cc
BENELLI Velvet Dusk 383
BMW F650 652
R60 590
R65 650
R69 600
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
DUCATI 350 350
450 450
400SS 398
500SL Pantah 499
600 Monster 583
600SL Pantah 583
600SS 583
620 Monster Lite 618
620 Multistrada Lite 618
DM 450 450
DM 500 498
ENFIELD Bullet 500 (all) 499
Lightning 500
Military 500
GAS -GAS EC400 399
EC450 449
FSE400 398
FSE450 398
PAMPERA 320 TRAIL 333
PAMPERA 400 TRAIL 399
SM400 399
TT300 295
TX320 334
TXT280 272
TXT300 300
GILERA Fuoco 500 493
Nexus 500 460
HARLEY DAVIDSON SS350 350
HONDA 600V Transalp 583
BROS 399
CB350 348
CB360 360
CB400 395
CB450 450
CB500 498
CB550 544
CX500 (Not turbo) 495
NTV650V Deauville 647
Dream 305
FT500 498
FJS600D Silverwing 582
GB400 400
GL400 396
NT400 400
NTV650 Revere 647
NX650 Dominator 644
RVF400 399
SL350 348
Steed 400
VF400 399
VT500 498
VT600C 583
XBR500 499
XL500 498
XL600R 589
XL600VH Transalp 583
XL650V Transalp 647
XR350 339
XR400 397
XR500R 498
XR600R 591
HUSQVARNA 450TXC 449
510SM 501
510TC 501
510TE 505
WR260 260
WR400 396
WR430 430
350TE 349
400SM 400
400TE 400
410TE 400
450SM 449
450TC 449
450TE 449
HYOSUNG GT650L 647
GT650RL 647
GT650SL 647
GV650L 647
JAWA 350 350
634 Road 343
638 Road 343
KAWASAKI EN400 400
EN450 454
EN500 500
ER-5 498
GPZ550 553
GT 550 553
KL650 651
KLE500 498
KLR600 564
KLR650 651
KLX300R 292
KLX400 400
KLX450R 449
KLX650 651
LTD440 443
LX400 400
KZ440 454
ZR550 553
KTM 300EXC 293
300GS 280
350EXC 350
360EXC 360
360SX 360
400GS 400
400SC 400
400SX 400
400TE 400
LAVERDA 500 497
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
MUZ Baghira 660
Mastiff 660
Skorpion 660
MV AGUSTA 350 349
NORTON All up to 660cc
PANTHER All up to 660cc
PEUGEOT Geopolis 399
Satelis 399
Satelis 493
PIAGGIO MP3 400 399
X8 400 399
X9 500 460
Xevo 400ie 399
ROYAL ENFIELD Bullet (All variants)
Lightning 500
Taurus 325
SACHS Roadster 650 644
SHERCO 290TR 290
S4 448
SUZUKI AN650 Burgman 638
A400 Burgman 400
DR350 349
DR400 400
DR500 498
DR600R 598
DR650SE 644
DR650 644
DR-Z400 398
GN400 400
GR650 651
GS400 400
GS450 450
GS500 487
GS550 549
GSX400 398
GT380 380
GT500 500
GT550 550
Katana 550 550
LS650 652
PE400 400
RE5 500
T500 500
TS400 400
XF650 644
TM 300E 294
400E 400
450E 449
450MX 449
530MX 528
530E 528
TRIUMPH All pre 1984 up to 660cc
VELOCETTE All up to 660cc
VOR 400 Enduro 399
450 Enduro 450
500 Enduro 503
530 Enduro 530
400SM 399
500SM 503
YAMAHA 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
XJ650 653
DT400 400
IT426 426
IT465 465
IT490 490
MX400 400
XJR400 400
XP500 499
XS400 391
XS650 653
XT350 346
XT500 499
XT550 552
XT600 590
XT660 659
XTZ660 659
XV400 400
XV535 535
XVS650 649
YP400 Majesty 395