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Numerous factors play into how much money you should spend on your first motorcycle, the upfront costs, and the long-term costs.  It is important that you weigh up the pros and cons and review a financial breakdown of motorcycle ownership.

The biggest up-front cost is your motorcycle.  As a beginner, it is expected you will spend between $2,000 – $10,000 on your first motorbike. Ensure if you are a Leaner or Restricted Rider that you select a LAMS “Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme”’ motorcycle. To meet the LAMS requirement the motorcycle must be under 660ml/cc and under 150kw/tonne and listed on the approved LAMS register with Transport and Main Roads.  We strongly recommend that your motorcycle has an anti-lock braking system (ABS), and comfortable ergonomic design to improve safety and handling. 

We also recommend that you conduct a PPSR to see if motorcycle has any encumbrance (money owing) on it, it has been stolen or written off – This will give you piece of mind on your purchase.

PPSR link: PPSR Quick Search & Certificates | Cars, Boats, Motorcycles

Just remember on top of the motorcycle purchase you also must outlay for protective gear which is necessary if planning a life on two wheels.

Link to LAMS list: Learner approved motorcycles (LAM Scheme) | Transport and motoring | Queensland Government (

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