I am in WA, a 'too fiddy' state, where we don't have a LAM's list. I just had a look at the NSW LAM's list out of curiosity, and was actually gob-smacked by the total unsuitability of some of these machines for learning . A Norton ES2 for Dog's sake! Big, heavy, poor handling, poor braking, difficult to start, and that's just it's good points! We didn't call it the 'Iron Lung' for nothing. There are several other equally unsuitable bikes on the list. It seems clear to me that whoever drew up this list had no interest whatsoever in the suitability of the bike for learning, just some horsepower-phobic view of what is, or is not, dangerous. A triumph of authority over intelligence if you ask me.