Thanks, I was obviously looking in the wrong area...
LAMS doesn't mean much in WA at the moment; and I hope (expect) to have my full R class licence by the time it does anyway so I'm not really concerned with LAMS or non-LAMS.
What I am looking for is a nice affordable commuter bike and I am partial to nakeds, so this is now definitely on the list of possibilities. I would hazard a guess at saying that you wouldn't see as many on the roads either, so it would stand out more
I have always liked the street triple, but the purchase price and insurance put it at the top of the scale. The ER-6n was/is a tempting cheaper alternative, but was being beaten by the CB500X - however the KTM could be a cool and unique option...
ABS as standard and less than 150kg fully fueled; this is a very tempting bike! Registration in WA would be a little bit cheaper as well (rego is based on weight).
As they say in the bikepoint article - "Look out Honda CB500…"
I think I will be keeping a close eye on this - will be interested to see the price.