The Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) identifies motorcycles and scooters that are considered suitable for learners and newly licensed riders. LAMS will allow novice riders to ride moderately powered motorcycles with an engine capacity up to and including 660cc which do not exceed a power to weigh ratio of 150 kilowatts per tonne.

Lams Approved Models

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Getting Your L’s

Getting a motorcycle licence is easy and can be a bit of fun.

The first step is to get your learner’s permit. You don’t need to own a motorcycle to get your learner’s permit as most rider training organisations can provide a motorcycle for you.

Each state has a different set of programs and regulations. Do some research and find an approved learner tester that suits you.

Most learner testers also offer rider training courses if you feel that you need some riding practice prior to sitting your test.

For more details on how to your motorcycle licence in your state, follow the links at the bottom of the page.

LAMS Regulations


The Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) specifies appropriately powered motorcycles with an engine capacity up to and including 660cc which do not exceed a power-to-weight ratio of 150 kilowatts per tonne.

So you don’t have to do the sums, each state registration and Licensing authority has a list of models approved for LAMs and your Hyosung dealer can also help you with this information.

LAMS gives learner riders access to a greater range of motorcycles and scooters that are appropriate to their level of experience and more suitable to riders of all sizes.

LAMS currently operates throughout  Australia in all States and Territories.

An approved LAMS list of motorcycles and scooters is available at your relevant Registration and Licensing Authority.

Buying Tips


Buying a new motorcycle either as a learner or if you are returning to motorcycling is not as daunting as it may first appear. There is plenty of good information here or from your dealer.

If you’re on your Learner permit or Probationary license there are likely restrictions as to what bikes you are allowed to ride. So what bike best suits you?Here are some tips.

Think New

All new Hyosung motorcycles come with a 2 year, unlimited kilometre warranty for peace of mind. Also when buying a new motorcycle there is no service history to concern yourself with.

If you are buying second-hand, be sure to buy from an authorised Hyosung dealer because you have varying levels of consumer protection that you may not otherwise have if buying from a private seller.

Think Size

You need to make sure you’re comfortable on your bike, some motorcycles are undersized and can be uncomfortable for long commutes. All Hyosung motorcycles are full size including the 250cc sports range.

Think Power

State regulations dictate the maximum power a Learner bike can output, but don’t be mislead, not all bikes are created equal. All Hyosung 2010 650cc LAMs models produce 40kW, this is class leading power by comparison to other LAMS models in the market.

Think Specs

Manufacturers make motorcycles of all kinds, but one thing they all have in common are the fundamentals. Compare the specification of some the important features like brakes, dry weight, front forks* and fuel systems. Hyosung motorcycles all operate with disc brakes, upside down forks* and fuel injection. They offer a massive package of features rarely seen for at such an affordable price.

* except GV250



For more information about individual state regulations and a list of all LAMS approved motorcycles and scooters, see below…

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