Hello all. I have a question about how a Queensland LAMS restricted rider (RE) can utilise a more powerful than LAMS bike to undergo the final Q Ride test to move from RE to R, which is a requirement of the test. I am Open RE at the moment. I have made some calls to Queensland Transport and even spoken to a Police officer here and while I don't consider myself a dumb person, I am still none the wiser. Queensland Transport say the whole idea of requiring a further Q Ride test to move from RE to R is to determine and confirm your abilities with a more powerful than LAMS bike meets the requirements for an "R" certification. They tell me the test must be undertaken on a more powerful than LAMS bike and that I must be proficient in handling it. They tell me it is absolutely essential the rider is comfortable, safe on completely familiar with the more powerful than LAMS bike. They went further to explain the whole exercise is most certainly NOT about putting anybody on a bike they are not familiar with or may not be able to handle or may not be safe on. This would be against the rules of Queensland Transport Motorcycle Licensing regime and Q Ride. Not too happy about having to do yet another expensive Q Ride but OK, this all seems perfectly logical. My question is, how is a LAMS restricted rider (RE) going to get any experience on a more powerful than LAMS bike to comply with these requirements when my licence retractions tell me I can't ride anything but a LAMS approved bike?? FYI, I have my heart set on a Triumph America which is not exactly a powerful bike but it is a bit over LAMS. I have not bought one yet. I also don't want the very first time I ride the thing to be in front of a Q Ride trainer/inspector. I want to have some time up on the bike to become confident, safe and familiar with it - in order to comply with their requirements. But how can I do this??? I must be missing something here. Thank you to anybody who can answer this question. Happy Pappy.