Learners have never had such a wide and exciting choice of motorcycles with the latest being the Benelli BN 302.
The bike has been officially released in Australia and New Zealand at the highly competitive price of $5590 plus on-road costs and comes in four colour options and two frame colours.
The Italian-designed and Chinese-made motorcycle comes standard with upside-down front forks, twin 260mm front discs and Pirelli Angel tyres.
The BN 302 is powered by a four-valve DOHC inline two cylinder engine, producing 28kW at 12,000rpm and 27Nm at 9000rpm. Feeding this engine is the Delphi MT-05 fuel injection system which is also used in the BN 600 range. The engine is mated to a six-speed transmission.
Benelli already has the BN 600 learner-approved motorcycle and will soon have a GTS and GT (non-LAMS) model to add to the ranks, but there is no word yet on when they will arrive.
The Australian LAMS range continues to grow and offer a wide choice of cheap and also exotic machinery.
The top-selling bike in Australia is the LAMS Kawasaki 300 Ninja, which has been joined by the naked version, the Z300 with ABS.