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Old 12-19-2014, 10:33 AM   #1
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Play Bike

Besides the ridiculous term, what is the exact definition of one?

Is it not a bike that is used for any purpose other than one's only source of transportation?

Therefore 99 percent of folks are riding play bikes...

How is that for logic.

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Old 12-19-2014, 10:42 AM   #2
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I have play bikes (xrr, crf250x), which are also used for work. And I have a work bike (WR450F) which is only used for work.

So I guess I don't have a dedicated play bike, nor have I every really witnessed anyone using that term. It seems bike are fun no matter if it is work or play. However, I would caution anyone who wants to turn their fun in to work. Don't do it.

If you have to ride a bike for work, do it with lots of complaining, whining, etc. Do not ever let anyone know you are actually enjoying your "work."
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Old 12-19-2014, 11:39 AM   #3
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I always thought a play bike was an unintinidating bike that isn't designed for competition.

I look at an XR200 as a play bike, just like a CRF230. Tons of fun, beginner friendly, low seat heights, and more for play than racing.
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From this past Sunday. Play in the field Day. XR 200,TW 200 and my Hot Rod DRZ 125.



And flattracking.



Bikes no bigger than 200cc are playbikes to adults and everyone else.
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I would consider the term something I'm not afraid/upset to beat on. My two stoke has seen many years of abuse so I consider it a play bike. Let anyone ride it, try things on it that might be a but rough for a nicer bike, etc.

I know most people would argue they are meant to be ridden and there is no such thing, but dirt bikes are getting expensive.
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Besides the ridiculous term, what is the exact definition of one?
Any bike that is intended, or marketed, for neither competition nor transportation.
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My definition of a play bike is a light bike with decent power. I'm in the market for one this spring, actually. I want a two stroke 250, but am also considering a four stroke 250. I want light weight, something I can just play around with. I'm 230lbs, so the 250's are gonna be small for me.
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