Ok, here is the story. Got my car license over 7 years ago overseas (Europe). 3 yrs ago arrived to Australia; my overseas driving experience was recognised so I've got full AU car license stright away without going through P and P. No questions from insurance companies, etc - 7 years driving experience, no problem. Start riding about 7 months ago, got L, then passed pre-provisional course/test (with 0 points by the way). As I've got gold full car license AND over 30 I was sure I'm eligible for the full bike license (and already started thinking about GSX750F... or VFR800... or ... ) Imagine my disappointment when instead of full bike license RTA issued me P! I complained, reasoning that gold car license + over 30 = unrestricted. They spent over 40 minutes calling somebody and finaly informed me that overseas experience does not count in this case - you have to have 5 years of local experience to qualify. Do not see much logic here - why overseas experience is good enough for car but is useless for the bike? Well, law is law. This red letter does not bother me too much, just will have to keep my Bandit another 11 months or so ... or GS500? :roll: or GT650? :?