"Ducati World" takes shape. Will have a V4 roller-coaster
If you’ve ever been to the Middle East, especially Dubai or Abu Dhabi, the Ferrari World at Yas Marina would have been the highlight of your trip. Getting on the fastest roller coaster in the world "Formula Rossa" and being surrounded by all that Red of Italy’s finest automobile maker can make you a kid all over again.
To be called as "Ducati World", Ducati laid the first stone to the world’s first theme park dedicated to all the motorcyclists, young or old, that will include a showroom, children’s attraction, roller coaster, virtual reality and many more indulging experiences fully showcasing the Ducati brand in a larger than life format.
Harley-Davidson unveils its 115th anniversary party plans
Harley-Davidson has been giving us resilient machines ever since they began their stunt back in 1903. This year, the Bar & Shield brand turns 115-years-old, and the company plans to leave no stone unturned to celebrate it with its fans worldwide. Bikers and non-bikers alike.
Harley has always celebrated such milestones with a bang, be it their first ever one on their 85th, 100th, or their 110th anniversaries, and each has surpassed their previous celebrations by a huge way. This time too the brand plans of treating everyone with a cynosure and for the first time, Harley invites those non-riders as well to enjoy the big bash set for August 29 – September 2.
“No matter what you ride, or even if you haven’t started yet, you are welcome to join the 115th-anniversary celebrations of Harley-Davidson.”
The ‘TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge’ is available for pre-order
The era of gamers is at its peak and tech companies are launching challenging new games for the millennials to keep themselves busy. Not exactly healthy but at the end of the day, it is business as usual for guys like this French gaming company called ’Kylotonn Games’ who have created a brand new game for us to get the closest feel of the mad race that is the Isle of Man TT.
At the end of last year, the company released a teaser of their new game called ‘TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge’. Today, the folks have released the full trailer of the game and also have made it available for pre-order for PC, PS4 or Xbox One. If you have access to any one of these, consider yourself lucky.
At the age where you start walking, this kid is racing on bikes
What did you do when you were 4 years old? I’m sure you can’t even remember nor will this kid from Ukraine. But the whole world already knows that he rides motorbikes better than most riders on the streets now. He not only rides them, he participates in racing and stunt competitions.
Gamers rejoice. A brand new game of the Isle of Man TT is coming
Unless you’ve been living under a rock all this while, you must’ve seen videos where a bunch of chaps race around a mountain course on a small island near the UK mainland. That, ladies and gents, is the great Isle of Man TT. Where the world’s ballsiest and gutsiest men and women take out their Superstock and Supersports out on narrow public roads and race for all the glory.
And for us mere mortals, riding around the Snaefell Mountain Course is just a wet dream. Luckily, there is a French gaming company called ’Kylotonn Games’ who have created a brand new game for us to get the closest feel of the mad race.
And its called ’TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge’. The company has just released the first trailer for the game and from the first impressions, it looks pretty darn real.
After months of anticipation, Italian video game developer Milestone has finally released MotoGP 15, the third instalment of the popular video game franchise centered around the awesome world of top-class motorcycle racing.
The release of MotoGP 15 comes at a perfect time for fans of the series. The Assen Grand Prix is taking place this weekend and what better way to gear up for what promises to be an exciting race than spending all those hours before the actual race playing its virtual counterpart. I can’t think of any, which is why I’m more than likely to stop by Best Buy over the weekend to scoop up the game.
I’m excited to give MotoGP a whirl because I’ve been a fan of the franchise since Milestone began making the licensed game in 2013. There have been some hiccups along the way, but for the most part, I’ve enjoyed my couch time playing MotoGP in my PlayStation 3.
This time, I’ve upgraded to a PS4 so I’m particularly intrigued at how the game translates into Sony’s next and latest generation platform.
If you’re an avid gamer like I am, you would know that there are certain levels of technical gaming that we subscribe to. Whether it’s the graphics or the gameplay, we’re more particular with the way the game was created. More than anything else, I want to see how MotoGP 15 has evolved from its 2014 counterpart and judge for myself whether or not Milestone lived up to its promise of a richer and more immersive gaming experience.
For now, though, I’m content to keep this latest video preview of the game in constant loop until I have the time to actually buy the game. So in the unlikely event that you don’t hear from me over the weekend, you already know what I’ll be doing.
MotoGP is now available in stores and in digital markets for $59.99.
Italian video game developer Milestone is getting set for the highly anticipated launch of MotoGP15, the officially licensed video game of the top-class racing series. The game isn’t expected to hit shelves until June 19, 2015, but as early as now, Milestone’s already taking pre-orders of the game with the promise of a free download pack that will exclusively be released to those who are willing to fork out money for the pre-orders.
The allure of a free DLC pack isn’t entirely new in the video game world, especially with developers who are looking to attract cache from casual gamers. To its credit, Milestone chose the perfect DLC pack to dangle to potential customers. No special edition bikes are part of this pack, but what it does have is a roster of some of the most iconic premier class riders of the modern era. Oh, and the bikes they used during their respective heydays are also included.
Legendary riders like Troy Bayliss, Neil Hodgson, Kenny Roberts, Max Biaggi, and Valentino Rossi are all included in the pack, as are the bikes they used in from 2004, 2005, and 2006. These five riders are by and large considered the crème de la crème of the motorcycle racing world so essentially having their “classic” selves in MotoGP15 is a cool wrinkle to the game.
Those who miss out on pre-ordering the game can still acquire the DLC content, but a literal price must be paid for the tardiness. Suppose you don’t get to pre-order on time, Milestone will be offering the DLC pack as soon as the game hits shelves for a tidy sum of €13, or around $14.5 based on current exchange rates.
I don’t think I’ll need to remind anyone who’s interested in the game to get their pre-orders set if they don’t want to miss out on getting the free DLC content. The game is available in a handful of consoles and platforms, including the PlayStation4, PlayStation3, Xbox One, Windows PC, Steam, and Xbox 360.
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I can’t tell you how long I’ve waited for the Ride video game to hit shelves. But now that we’re just a few days away from the March 20, 2015 release date, I’m slowly turning into a ball of pure excitement.
Thankfully, the game’s developer, Milestone, was kind enough to keep me and the rest of those who are equally excited about the game busy in anticipation for the actual game to be released, thanks to a demo game that is now available on Stream and on the PlayStation Network.
While it doesn’t cover a large part of what we can expect from the game, it’s more than enough to keep me from losing my mind. Like most demos, the package only contains a few snippets of the entire game, and in this case, Milestone added the quick Race game mode to go with one country track - the Sierra Nevada - and three motorcycles: a naked heavyweight bike, a superbike, and a supersport bike.
The demo also includes a sneak peek on the customization features found in the game. It doesn’t have every customizable detail available, but there is enough there to give us a taste of what we can expect when the whole enchilada becomes available on March 20.
Until then, enjoy this demo as much as I probably will. There’s a good chance that I’ll be spending all of my free time in the next few days glued to my PlayStation 4.
The wait is getting closer to being over. I know that I’ve been waiting for the Ride video game to release for quite some time now. So now with March 20 drawing closer and closer, you can bet that I’m pretty excited about it. Turns out, we all have ever more reason to get geeked up about Ride’s release. If you decide to pre-order the game, you stand to receive two free downloadable packs - Yamaha 2015 Bike Models pack and the Yamaha Historical Bikes pack - that will add a slew of Yamaha motorcycles to your garage. Oh, and these Yamaha bikes include the new YZF-R1 and the YZF-R1M.
For those who aren’t familiar with Ride, you’d be wise to get yourselves acquainted with it. It’s essentially the motorcycle-equivalent of some of the more heralded car racing video game titles out there like Gran Turismo and Forza. It’s got up to 100 real-world motorcycles, though it’s not yet clear how many bikes will come with the game itself and how many will be available as downloadable content.
In addition to the YZF-R1 and the YZF-R1M, the Yamaha 2015 Bike Models pack comes with the 2015 YZF-R6. Meanwhile, the Yamaha Historical Bikes pack nets you the 1998 and 2012 R1 and the 1998 YZF-R7. IN case you don’t pre-order the game before of its March 20 launch, you can still avail of the two packs independently. But why waste your money on that when you can get them just be pre-ordering the title.
Ride can be played on a number of video game platforms, including the Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation3, Playstation4 and PC.
Click past the jump to read more about Ride’s March 20 launch.
Say you’re a little burned out from playing Gran Turismo 6 or Forza Horizon 2. Maybe you need a new racing game to get your juices flowing again. There’s no law against going the grain a little bit, right?
This is where RIDE comes into the picture. Created by Milestone, the same team of developers that brought us the MotoGP and SBK titles, the motorcycle racing video game has been announced for a worldwide release date on March 20, 2015.
That’s a two-month waiting time, which really isn’t a long time for video games like this. Besides, it should be enough time to get you excited about the myriad of features RIDE will have at its disposal. It’s got over 100 bikes from some of the biggest bike manufacturers in the world, ranging from superbness, supersports, naked bikes, and yes, even historical bikes, some of which we may have forgotten about already.
More importantly, it’s going to be available in numerous video game platforms, including the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, Windows PC, Steam, and even old systems like the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.
Milestone has yet to reveal the roads and tracks that will be featured in the game, but if their recent titles are any indication, we should have a whole library of courses to choose from.
So circle the date, fellas. RIDE drops in video game stores on March 20, 2015. Until then, I’ll keep a close for all of you on any updates the game will have from here on out.
Click past the jump to read more about RIDE the video game.
Prepare to skip meals and lose sleep because BMW Motorcycle Magazine, a new website and US-based publisher, has come out with a new and exciting way to spend your spare time. They’ve recently launched a free Beemer Trivia App available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Apparently, while preparing to expand its issues to four per year, BMW MM needed to find a way to create a little downtime.
This boredom killer application is a trivia game designed by and for the BMW Motorcycle fans. Test your BMW motorcycle knowledge and learn something new while playing this multiple-choice quiz game. According to Sandy Cohen, the editor of BMW Motorcycle Magazine, “BMW riders appreciate the latest in technology, and this new app is a fun way to learn about their favorite brand of motorcycle”.
The Beemer Trivia App is an exciting quiz where players can test their Beemer knowledge with the application’s extensive collection of trivia. Players will definitely learn sufficient details regarding BMW Motorcycles as they play this game, and they can even challenge their friends with its online leader board (optional). You can also submit your own Beemer Trivia through this application. Plus, to make it more exciting, a bonus feature was created: For a limited time, if a player reaches 2500 miles, he will be able to unlock a promo code allowing him to have a discounted BMW Motorcycle Magazine subscription.
This new Beemer Trivia app is definitely a great way to spice up your day. For game lovers and BMW die-hard fans, this app will enhance your BMW riding experience by learning more of the features and history behind your favorite motorcycle brand. Go ahead, show the world what you know. You know you want to.
While we were plying through the 1000’s of motorcycle patents filed recently (that’s right, it’s part of our job description), we stumbled upon this patent. It’s a patent for a board trivia game, based on the successful motorcycle poker runs.
The game is a bit of a combination of trivial pursuit, Poker and roll-and-move games. You start your game at the START location and travel to the hosting cities (like Sturgis, Laughlin, Daytona, etc), ending at the FINISH location (eventually).
Like in other roll-and-move games, you can end up on a trivia question; Trivia questions are all motorcycle related. There are also visual recognition cards, which again are motorcycle related photos or illustrations (called ’WHAT THE HELL IS THAT?’). Apart from the trivia and recognition cards, there’s also a normal set of playing cards (used for the Poker game).
The objective is twofold; 1) finish first going through the USA, and 2) have the winning Poker hand.
There’s also real money and drinking involved, so a real biker game.
Looks like an interesting game to play when the snow has blocked us from riding our roads. Round up a couple of riding buddies, and play the game.
The patent has only recently been registered, so I do not know when the board game will be available, but I don’t think you’ll find it in this year’s Christmas stocking.
Click here to see the patent
Do you like those motorcycle games where you control the physics? Do you wish there were more levels to play?
This time around there is! Generating your own maps details by adjusting the map distance, the slope height, and the frequency of the slopes for a different challenge every time.
Want, to lean on the turnings, want to drive online on flash game with excellent graphics, check out today’s time waster “123Go Motorcycle Racing“.
It is the racing game with checkpoints, ultimate graphics and speed. There are five check points to go through. Also each checkpoints is allocated only 30 seconds, so be really quick.