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Old 14-06-2014
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PW50 or CRF50 - first bike

looking at getting kids (3 and 5) their first bike for xmas. Stuck between a PW50 and a CRF50.

thinking the PW might be the better choice so when the bigger kid outgrows it the youngest can still ride it
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Fair weight difference between the 2. PW50 is under 40kg, CRF50 is about 50kg.

PW seem to hold the value really well. Looking at new or 2nd hand?

I reckon the 5yo would handle the CRF ok, bit too heavy for the 3yo though.

Fwiw my son has a Polaris outlaw50, loves it.
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Our girls both started on the PW, like mentioned, handed done from one to another as the eldest grew out of it.

They started at 4, then moved to the PW80

Light, simple, and a history of 30 odd years of BNG updates sums up how right Yamaha got it from the beginning.

PWonly and other sites have so many products for them it is staggering. Plastics & sticker kits in any colour scheme you could want, parts from OEM to performance.

And they can be inducted into the 2T club early
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definately get the pw 50 over the crf50.
lighter and your 3yo will be able to get onto it quicker. you'll be up for 2 bikes soon enough as one bike won't cater for both for long.
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thanks guys, shame the PY50's aren't available anymore
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Think about the crf. Depending on the size (height) of your 5yr old, maybe training wheels on for 3yr old and off for 5yr old. Bit of stuffing around I know but pw wont last long for 5yr old. Or buy the pw this yr and a bigger bike for the 5yr old next yr.

FWIW, my son got a pw as his 1st bike xmas gone, he was 5. He's only a small kid so just couldnt go any bigger physically. He's now outgrown it already, not size wise but ability. Great bike to learn to ride on but a very basic bike with basicly no suspension. He's ready for a "real" bike already. Will be getting another bike this xmas.
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Go the PW.
Our 7 year old son has the choice of a PW50, an old (2004) KTM50 mini adventure and a new KTM50SX rocket ship to ride around home and he rides the PW. He's way too big for it but he just loves the thing. I thought he was going to break it in half by landing big jumps etc but after years of abuse it just keeps plugging away... The thing is a gem.

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thanks guys, shame the PY50's aren't available anymore
they still list them on the oz web site

http://www.yamaha-motor.com.au/produ...n-bike/14-pw50
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My kids and their cousins have PW50 and a XR50 to choose between (which I assume is the same thing as the CRF50 looking at the pictures) and they all much prefer the Honda.
Heaps more grunt and they don't seem to notice any weight difference. The gears on the Honda aren't even a problem - just chuck it in second gear if they're not ready for that, it has no problem taking off in second with a kid on it.
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thanks guys, shame the PY50's aren't available anymore


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they still list them on the oz web site



http://www.yamaha-motor.com.au/produ...n-bike/14-pw50

PY50 is the Chinese copy Arrow.
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