WA Introduces LAMS
Western Australia introduces the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme.
WA LAMS Approved
It had been on the agenda for a while, Western Australia would fall into line with other eastern seaboard states and offer LAMS (Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme) to new riders. The scheme allows learner riders to select from a whole host of models with a power to weight ratio not exceeding 150 Kw per tonne and a maximum capacity not exceeding 660 cc.
The scheme will go into effect on the 14th of January, 2012. In those states where LAMS already exists the market shift to LAMS approved motorcycles is immediately apparent. Even more so as manufactures release some key models in that mid capacity motorcycle class. Take a look at Honda's new CBR 500 for example.
For scooters, LAMS moves the 300 class into the legal zone, even allows learner riders to select maxi scooters like BMW's new C range.
For further information take a look at the Western Australia LAMS fact sheet below. I've also included a download list of learner approved motorcycles and scooters for your information.