Originally Posted by ironchefsg
No experts here- and besides, an ex is a has-been and s spert is a drip under pressure...
But- the guys from Melbourne would be much better to give you advice as licensing requirements differ from state to state. You can also check out Motorcycle licence & learner restrictions : VicRoads
In Vic, you have to ride a "learner approved" motorcycle which is 'power-limited'
Here in WA, you cannot ride alone on a learner's permit (someone with a full license need to be in attendance at all time) and you are limited to 250cc for your 1st year. And in orer to get a full license, you need to go for the rider-test, which is a bit of a pain as they make you do some funny things and they're quite particular- e.g. if you put a foot down on the ground whilst doing the figure-8, you fail, or if you put the "wrong" foot down when stopping at a traffic light (or both), you fail. Thus you'll probably need some lessons too (to familiarise yourself) before you can get going.
As for how fast can it be registered- over here, if it's already road-registered (i.e. 2nd hand), you can pay your money, collect the paperwork and drive off. If it's new, it all depends on how fast the dealers can do the pre-delivery service and get down to the regestration office. I had to wait three days for my Vara after it was delivered to teh dealer.
All in all IMO- get your license over there and come over on an international license if you're only going to be here a month
Last edited by Squily; 18 Sep 2012 at 00:02.
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