Motorcycle Training

 
 

Types of Licence

The definition of 'motorcycle' is taken to include powered vehicles (manual or automatic) that require a licensed rider such as:

  • R-N MOPED licence
    Kickstart Motorcycle Training Licence

    To learn to ride a moped you must be at least 15 1/2 years of age. To gain your licence you need to be a minimum age 16 years, hold a valid learners permit, and pass a practical test on a moped/scooter below 50cc.

    If you are granted a driver's licence allowing you to ride an R-N class vehicle (Moped) you can ride a moped as described below.

    A moped is a motorcycle that has a propelling engine with an engine capacity not exceeding 50cc and a top speed not exceeding 60km/h. This applies whether or not it is also capable of being propelled as a pedal cycle, but does not include a power assisted pedal cycle.

  • R-E LAMS APPROVED
    The Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) replaces the 250cc restriction placed on R-E class motorcycle licence holders with the following restriction criteria:
    • A power-to-weight ratio not exceeding 150 kilowatts per tonne (kW/t); and
    • A maximum engine capacity not exceeding 660cc.

    Once you have been issued your learner's permit you can begin learning the skills you need to become a safe rider. In this step you must complete and record a minimum of 25 supervised riding hours in your Learner Guide and Log Book, unless you already hold a licence to drive a car.

    Getting a licence to ride a LAMS approved motorcycle. (R-E) class licence.

    • An approved supervisor must accompany you at all times either as a pillion passenger, in a sidecar or on another motorcycle.
    • You must learn to ride on a motorcycle that meets the standards for the relevant class of motorcycle you are applying to drive.
    • You can only ride a LAMS approved motorcycle.
    • You must be at least 16 years and six months of age to undertake the PDA.
    • The PDA will determine your general riding ability. This may include testing your ability to:
    o Balance the vehicle at low speeds by riding around a figure ‘O’ without putting a foot on the ground,
    o Correctly park and start on a hill; and
    o Perform a quick stop under full control without locking either wheel.
    • You must wear appropriate attire that consists of enclosed footwear, approved helmet, long trousers and long-sleeved shirt or fully-sleeved jacket. Gloves and eye protection are also highly recommended.

    KICKSTART CAN KIT YOU OUT WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED.

    You can access the LAMS approved motorcycles list from the Department of Transport website at www.transport.wa.gov.au/lams

  • Full R Motorcycle licence
    Kickstart Motorcycle Training Licence

    You will need to have held an R-E licence for a minimum of one year. You are not required to hold a Learners permit for this class, but you must display L Plates and ride accompanied with an authorised instructor.You will also be required to pass a test on a motorcycle over 660cc in capacity or not on the LAMS approved list ifunder this CC..

    If you are granted a driver's licence authorising you to ride an R class vehicle (Motorcycle) you can ride a motorcycle with an engine capacity exceeding 660cc.

    Other vehicle classes you are authorised to drive once you gain your R Class Licence are as follows:
    R-E and R-N (Motorcycle) class vehicles.

Important Notes

  • Your instructor must accompany you at all times either as a pillion passenger, in a sidecar or on another motorcycle.
  • You must learn to ride on a motorcycle that meets the standards for the relevant class of vehicle you are applying to drive. For example, if you want to hold a licence to drive a R-E (Motorcycle), you must learn to ride on a motorcycle with an engine capacity of at least 100cc (but not exceeding 250cc), fitted with a hand or foot operated clutch.
  • You must display L plates at all times.