I read somewhere about R/E licence holders will no longer have the R class test, instead will have to keep the R/E licence for another year (2 years) then is automatically upgraded to R?
No. In a nutshell, they have just changed the typew of bike you can ride on R/E.
^ What AZAZL said, you will still need to sit your test for R class
What the actual hell? You're telling me that I can no longer sit my R class prac on my CBR600RR, even though it has a power/weight ratio of around 530kw/tonne??R class practical driving assessments
Implementation of LAMS will mean that unrestricted R class practical assessments may only be undertaken on motorcycles with power-to-weight ratio exceeding 150kw/t and engine capacity exceeding 660cc.
Thus, most motorcycles between 250cc and 660cc, which are currently used for R class practical assessments, will no longer be suitable to assess riding competency of unrestricted R class motorcycles.
Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS)
My employee has just sat his R (and failed) on an SXV 550. REbooking now.
Seems to me whoever wrote it is retarded and doesn't know the difference between AND and OR. It also looks like they are still in the process of updating a bunch of pages. Most of the stuff on R-E and R classes still does not refer to LAMS at all.
Feel free to delete once answered. I can't find the information on any of the LAMS fact sheets, and their website doesn't mention this specifically anywhere I can find.
Q: Will learner riders be able to ride unaccompanied/without a shadow on LAMS?
A: ? as a learner on a learners permit no, once they obtain the RE qualification yes.
If I'm reading this right, one LAMS is in place a RE qualified rider can ride unaccompanied. I'm guessing this is to a maximum 600cc etc bike?
Do you remember the good old days before the internet?
when arguments were only entered into by the physically or intellectually able.
Right gotcha I was reading it wrong, I had it that a RE qualified rider can ride say a 900cc bike unaccompanied.
the transport dept's site only to have both a standard consultant and senior confirm with great vigor that any motorcycle which is not on the LAMS list can be used in the unrestricted R class prac and that the above statement appears to be in contradiction to the legislation.
The verbal explanation is that the department was only made aware of certain specifics of the legislation last week and that the wording on the page listed above may need to be revised. I'll keep an eye on this and provide an update if and when the page changes or further clarification is offered.
I know this is done to death and have resisted all urges to post yet another noob question, but I have read all the threads and read the DoT info and I am sure I have seen the answer somewhere before, but I need to clarify this.
I already have an RE Learners from June this year, but have not yet done the practical assessment. Does this mean once I get my RE license sometime early next year I will be able to ride the LAMS bikes, or because I got the learners on the old system I have to stay on a 250cc and under for the first year?
Last edited by Geeman; 19-12-2012 at 01:30 PM. Reason: spelling nazi
From the 14th on January if you are learning R-E or if you have your R-E license, you will be able to ride ANY approved LAMS bikes.
Nothing will change except your selection of bikes from that date.
Don't listen to a word I say, hey, the screams all sound the same!