Go Back   ADVrider > Bikes > Thumpers
User Name
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-19-2014, 10:33 AM   #1
Kurt Franz OP
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Beautiful Northern Ohio
Oddometer: 69
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.

have a Merry Christmas everyone!
Kurt Franz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2014, 10:42 AM   #2
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: May 2011
Location: The best trails in Nevada
Oddometer: 1,221
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."
crypto666 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2014, 11:39 AM   #3
Studly Adventurer
EastBoundAndDown's Avatar
Joined: Aug 2010
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Oddometer: 581
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.
"And if my thought-dreams could been seen
They'd probably put my head in a guillotine
But it's alright, Ma, it's life, and life only."

'Couple old Kawasaki's and an Orange 200
EastBoundAndDown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 08:22 PM   #4
bk brkr baker
Beastly Adventurer
bk brkr baker's Avatar
Joined: Jul 2006
Location: The Bluegrass
Oddometer: 5,487

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.
RR's Catnip Hill to Peoria ___Loopin' Seattle to WestFest
It started with some beers __1500 miles to the Dentist
Skeedaddle to Seattle______ A 30 year old on a Three Flags Run
bk brkr baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 05:24 AM   #5
Gnarly Adventurer
w33b8t1's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2014
Location: Aztec, NM
Oddometer: 214
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.
w33b8t1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 07:12 AM   #6
Ageing Adventurer
lamotovita's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2007
Location: WA/AZ, USA
Oddometer: 1,453
Originally Posted by Kurt Franz View Post
Besides the ridiculous term, what is the exact definition of one?
Any bike that is intended, or marketed, for neither competition nor transportation.
Beaten paths are for beaten men.
lamotovita is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 02:59 PM   #7
Gnarly Adventurer
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: Newfoundland
Oddometer: 140
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.
greg1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 08:20 PM   #8
JustRon's Avatar
Joined: May 2011
Location: Brooklyn
Oddometer: 1,115
Italians must have a different meaning of "play bike", because that's how my 520RR was marketed!

2010 520RR
2013 TR650
JustRon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Today, 12:22 AM   #9
dhally's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2006
Location: Kennewick, WA
Oddometer: 2,227
Play bike was an idea in the bike mags 40 years ago. They were used to perform "cow-trailing"
Sherco 300i
Tiger 800 - FOR SALE
dhally is online now   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 01:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014