I would like to raise an issue that I believe is unfair for owners of certain Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) approved motorcycles. As you would be aware, new rules introduced on the 6th September 2002, to allow Learners and Provisional license holders to ride certain motorbikes that had a power to weight ratio of less than 150kw per tonne and with an engine capacity below 650cc. This replaced the previous restriction that only allowed bikes with an engine displacement of 250cc or less. I congratulate that move as I believe it is a sensible update, as limiting engine performance is more crucial than limiting engine size. However I believe the GreenSlip laws should be modified to reflect this change. Currently there are two categories of GreenSlips for Motorcycles. Under 300cc and Over 300cc The price difference between the categories is very substantial often up to 3 times as much for riding a larger capacity bike. I would suggest the categories be changed so that the two categories are "LAMS compliant" and "Non LAMS Compliant" This would mean bikes are classified on Power output not just engine capacity. In the current system the owner of a Suzuki GS500 pays an equal amount as an owner of a Kawasaki ZX10R that has 4 times the power. On the opposite side of the scale, there are many 250cc motorbikes that exceed larger capacity LAMS approved motorcycles peak power. Yet they get a heavily reduced GreenSlip price for falling under the 300cc category. For reference on a recent enquiry of GreenSlip prices I was quoted: BIKE MODEL - ENGINE CAPACITY - PEAK POWER - WEIGHT - GREENSLIP PRICE SUZUKI GS500 - 487cc - 30kw - 180kg = $405 KAWASAKI ZX10R - 998cc - 121kw - 175kg = $405 HONDA CBR-250RR - 250cc - 34kw - 160kg = $147 As can be seen, Engine capacity is not the best way of judging a bikes performance and hence GreenSlip prices. I hope common sense prevails and the NSW GreenSlip pricing categories will be reviewed and modified to reflect the sensible changes made with the introduction of LAMS.