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1 wheel a unicycle
2 wheels a Bike
3 wheels a trike
4 wheels a quad a wheeler a ATV
why Bike
even the guys at R and D call it a bike

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Cause they just do.... Lol


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well if you think about it. the engines typically started out in bikes, the drive trains (on the original ATV's and even sports ATV's) started out in bikes. so it's not that hard or a leap to call them a bike if you really think about it.
 

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I've wondered the same thing. Not sure where it came from. For the longest time it confused me because my mind jumped to two wheel machines when I heard it.

Although, I used to call a pick-up a "truck" being a city boy, my grandma always reminded me what the difference was between a "truck" and a "pick-up" on the farm meant.

So it went both ways for me
 

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I think it's because some people don't know how to spell ATV. :veryhappy:
 

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My Progressive insurance coverage on my 570 is actually motorcycle insurance
 

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1 wheel a unicycle
2 wheels a Bike
3 wheels a trike
4 wheels a quad a wheeler a ATV
why Bike
even the guys at R and D call it a bike

Mike
Because they can
 

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i dont know but to me its atv or 4 wheeler
 

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Handle bars, sit astride it rather than in it, hand controls like a m/c ..... To me it's always a quad which is how the are typically referred to in Australia.
 

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same reason people call an Escalade a car
 

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I hate when the pro shops call a RZR or other side by side a " car ". Buggy suits it better..
Around here everything's a bike or buggy.. We go " buggying or biking " when we go atving..


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you ride it like a bike and it's overall design is pretty similar to a bike. some countries even call them Quad Bikes.

now the real question is why do some people call the Rangers bikes ;) I consider mine a UTV Utility technically even calling it a Mini pickup isn't that much of a stretch. but I see no resemblance to bikes other then it being insured under a motorcycle policy XD
 

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I'd be more apt to call a Ranger a golf cart on steroids, and a rzr a buggie or a go kart. before I'd call either bikes, or cars.
 

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peoples have limited vocabulary in general. In high school everything uncool or boring was ''gay''. A few years ago everything on the internet was ''epic'' and the atv comunity use ''bike'' for atvs, big deal.
 

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A bike is something you ride. A buggy/car is something you drive. I call ATV's a bike as well. To each there own. Also on another note most kids these days dont even know what a real bike is. You know the things that have two wheels, two pedals, two legs that power it, and a chain that drives it.
 

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A bike is something you ride. A buggy/car is something you drive. I call ATV's a bike as well. To each there own. Also on another note most kids these days dont even know what a real bike is. You know the things that have two wheels, two pedals, two legs that power it, and a chain that drives it.
gotta call BS on that. my kids both like riding their bikes. They just like riding my "bike" better. lol.
 

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My Kids also rode bike everyplace they went it was there freedom until they turned 16 of course
 
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