A learner can ride WHAT in Australia?!

Instalment three of Visordown's Bizarre Biking Laws

A learner can ride WHAT in Australia?!

NOW this law will seem weird to riders in the UK, where a learner can only ride a 125cc bike.

But in Australia, riders on any of the three learner license categories - that's Learner, Provisional 1 or Provisional 2 - are permitted to ride motorcycles up to 660cc, providing they don't exceed a power to weight ratio of 150 kilowatts per tonne.

On the list of permitted motorcycles is Ducati's 659 Monster, Honda's CBR650F and even BMW's F650GS, among other. 

There's only one catch - riders on Learner and P1 licences can only ride automatic bikes. But if you're into maxi-scooters (like editor Al) then you're in luck!

So if you're looking for an easy way to get on a big bike, here's your answer: do your test Down Under.

(We can't promise you'll be able to ride the Harley in the above photo, however)