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Old 17-06-2019
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Is a Rec Reg any good?

Hi All, I'm looking to buy a new bike and I'm torn between a KTM 350 XC-F and the KTM 350 EXC-F. The key difference to me is that the EXC-F can be fully road registered while the XC-F can only get a Rec Reg. I'm new to Victoria (and Australia) and I'm wondering if a Rec Reg is good enough. I want to ride around state parks/trails but I figure I may need to ride on some local roads. I know I can't ride on major roadways with a Rec Reg but what about local streets in my town to run down to the shops.
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Old 17-06-2019
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There is some bitumen road that you can ride on REC Reg


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Thanks Macka040872, I've seen that page on VicRoads but I have no idea how to verify what road classification the roads are. For instance, I'd like to ride up in the Grampians but I'm not sure which roads I can ride on. I also don't know if I'm allowed to ride a non LAMS Rec Reg'd bike since I'm an L plater.
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Actually, reading the VicRoads website closer it looks like I have to ride a LAMS approved bike since I'm an L plater. Well it looks like I have no choice but to buy the EXC-F.
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Is this thread some dodgy rec reg promotion.

Let me join in.

Rec Reg is the Ducks Guts, riders in every other state want it.
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If you want to ride on suburban roads, in a built up area, any road where the speed limit is under 100 kph, or main roads, you must have full registration which is available only to ADR plated bikes.
If you are wanting to ride only in State forests/parks (and a very small number of other roads), recreation registration is fine and gives the same TAC benefits as full registration.
If the bike you want is not on the current LAMS list, contact VicRoads. Their published list is not 100% up to date.

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Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
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Old 18-06-2019
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Excellent, thank you very much for the information!
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Thanks EnviroRider. I'm glad you peruse & contribute to DBW.
Quote = "any road where the speed limit is under 100 kph"...

As you'd know:- Our bikes are limited more by gearing than power:
.. Give me a bump... I'll put it up in 4th... & mono until I'm flat-out.

I've pictured the open road to Darwin: Monoing there @ 140kph plus:
I'd absolutely lov to;- no speed limit... It's a shame monoing is Illegal.
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I had rec reg and found it way to restrictive and keep in mind the cops will ping you if you choose to risk a run to town for fuel for example
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I had rec reg and found it way to restrictive and keep in mind the cops will ping you if you choose to risk a run to town for fuel for example


BIGBADAL just wondering would I not be find if I had full rego?
No blinkers
No chain guard
No mirrors
Knobbies

For example riding through Blackwood township doing the speed limit not being a Goose crossing the main road to get to the other side of the forest ,



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