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Greatest Motorbike Games

December 24, 2019 / 661 / Blogs

What are the best motorcycle games for computer and console of the moment? We give you our opinion in this article full of games that will delight fans of motorcycle and speed in general.

If you are “born to be wild”, you are in the right place. Virtually we have put on our best leather jacket and we have tied our headscarves to bring you a special report with the best motorcycle games for PCs and consoles.

Burn wheel, let go of the gas and get ready to enjoy the speed at ground level because then the highway will dominate us with these games that will delight all lovers of two motorized wheels.

MotoGP 18

The official video game of the MotoGP World Championship could not be skipped from the best motorcycle games. In MotoGP 18, we have the option of ascending from the lower categories to MotoGP and of becoming two-wheel legends.

In addition, we can also have fun with Manager Mode or compete online against other players. In our MotoGP 18 analysis, you will find more details about everything that this motorcycle driving simulator includes.

MXGP Pro

Also developed by Milestone, we are facing the official video game of the Motocross World Championship. Among its main virtues is its difficulty of handling compared to MotoGP, which makes it a challenge for less expert players.

MXGP Pro has all the official drivers of the championship and all the circuits are, in addition to different possibilities of creating your own motorcycle and racing clothes. Without a doubt, one of the best motorcycle games for PC, PS4 and Xbox One at the moment.

Ride 2

Another title developed by Milestone, authentic experts in driving games. Ride 2 is a motorcycle video game with multiple customization options. It has 30 circuits and 15 game modes, including a local multiplayer for two split-screen players.

In addition, it includes Supermotos, a category that was missing in the first installment and that Milestone decided to include after numerous requests from fans. If you want to go deeper, you can read our analysis of Ride 2.

Road Rage

Do you remember Road Rash, the 1991 classic in which we played motorcycle races with weapons such as chains or sticks? Well, we could say that Road Rage is your spiritual successor.

In this motorcycle game for PC, PS4 and Xbox One we have to become the most feared biker of Ashen, a city besieged by biker bands and where the police put all the means to stop a scourge of which we are part. A title full of speed and violence that will delight the toughest bikers of the place.

Trials Fusion

Instead of simulation game or, in other words, with a more faithful and realistic recreation of the world of motorcycles, Ubisoft offers us a more arcade and casual game.

This is Trials Fusion, a game for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC that has a focus on physics and has simple controls that will delight players looking for an arcade alternative in the Motorcycle games.

Different Types

August 2, 2019 / 631 / Blogs

In motorcycling, as in other sports, there are different variations. In the case of football, there are different variants: soccer 11, soccer 7, futsal, beach soccer … If we talk about Motorcycling, we could say that it is one of the sports with more different variations, where you compete with different types of motorcycles. We will explain them to you below.

Speed

Ridden on circuits with paved roads, it is the most famous type in motorcycling. A race of this type consists of completing the number of laps in the circuit as quickly as possible. Normally, before the race, there is some training. There are free and official training, in which the pilots try to go around the circuit as quickly as possible, which will determine their position on the starting grid of the race.

There are different categories depending on the age, type and components of the motorcycle. We can distinguish between prototype bikes, developed specifically for the competition, or series sports models, modified to increase their performance:

  • MotoGP: is the Queen of the Grand Prix category. Prototype motorcycles, 1,000cc with a four-stroke engine.
  • Moto2: 600cc prototype motorcycles with a four-stroke engine.
  • Moto3: 250cc prototype motorcycles with a four-stroke engine. Minimum age to participate 16 years, or be a winner of the FIM CEV. Maximum age 28 years.
  • Superbikes: standard, 900cc, 1,000cc, and 1,200cc bikes depending on the cylinders, with a four-stroke engine.
  • Supersport: standard, 600cc and 750cc motorcycles depending on the cylinders, with a four-stroke engine.
  • Superstock: standard bikes, 600cc and 1,000cc categories that serve as a springboard for the Superbike Championship. Minimum age 16 years and maximum of 28 years.

Enduro

It is a Rally competition that is practiced in the open and covered tracks. It runs under previously established routes, where the pilot who performs it in the shortest possible time is proclaimed champion. In the open field, the sections are usually between trees, rivers and rocks, which makes these tests of high hardness. The resistance of the rider takes an important role as well as his ability on the motorcycle. There are several categories depending on the displacement and the type of engine:

  • Enduro 1: 2-stroke motorcycles up to 125 cc and 4-stroke motorcycles up to 250 cc.
  • Enduro 2: 2-stroke motorcycles up to 250 cc and 4-stroke up to 450 cc.
  • Enduro 3: 2-stroke motorcycles of more than 250 cc and 4-stroke of more than 450 cc.

Motocross

It is a type of race that is carried out on closed circuits of land, where jumps and curves predominate in which the pilots test their physical state and that of the motorcycle. Combine the speed with the skills necessary to control the bike over the irregularities of the terrain. Competitions are usually done for batches of a certain duration that are usually 30 or 20 minutes plus 2 laps, in which the driver who first completes them is the one who becomes the winner. This duration is usually shorter for pilots of lower categories.

Freestyle

It is also a discipline derived from Motocross. The pilots perform jumps on ramps, impressing judges and public with tricks or stunts in the air. They can reach more than 10 meters high and long distances in their jumps, which makes this one of the most risky sports in the world.

The motorcycles are like those of Motocross, although with some modifications in the suspension and structure of the motorcycle, where the rider must grab during the trick in the air so as not to let go of the motorcycle.

The most famous tricks are: 360 °, Backflip and Double Backflip, Superman, Suicide Surfer, Bikeflip, Tsunami among others.

The most famous Championships of this modality are the X Games and the Red Bull X-Fighters, although there are also national and even regional championships.

Raid rally

It is a discipline in which pilots must travel from one town to another generally, without signs that indicate the route where they have to go. The tests are usually performed on dunes and steppes, where orientation takes a crucial role in the results of the race. Each motorcycle is equipped with a satellite navigation system, a few years ago they had to settle for maps and compass.

Most popular races In this variation are the World Cross-Country Rally and the Dakar Rally, although it is currently held in South America. The difference between these two is that in the first one a test is carried out in March, April, 2 in August and one in October. On the other hand, in the Dakar Rally, 14 tests are carried out in 15 days in a row in January.

Supermotard

It is a fusion between speed motorcycling and motocross. The races are held in circuits with 70% asphalt and 30% dirt, in addition to some small jump. The motorcycles used are motocross but with asphalt wheels, in addition to some modifications, especially in the suspension and brakes. The riders wear leather jumpsuits as in speed motorcycling, but with boots and motocross helmet. There are the world, national and regional championships.

Trial

This variation consists mainly of overcoming different obstacles within a circuit or delimited route. The pilot has to make the route without putting his foot on the ground and without touching the obstacles with any part of his body, if he does so, he will have a negative point that will penalize him in the final result. In these tests, the rider tests his balance and agility of movement on the bike.

The bikes are characterized by being lightweight, without a seat and with shorter gears, which will give you more strength to propel and climb obstacles easily. Another feature is the pressure of their wheels; they carry a pressure below the usual that allows greater adhesion and the suspension travel is also smaller.

The championships are played in natural areas or in enclosures enabled for the practice of this (Indoor Trial). There is a trial world both Indoor and in the open area, where the Spanish Toni Bou has been champion since 2007 in both variations.

 

The Rise of Motorsports

June 23, 2019 / 613 / Blogs

Motoring Definition

At the end of the 15th century, the first steam-powered vehicles and cars appeared. One hundred years later, the first explosion engine was patented, and then came the internal combustion engine and the four-stroke engine. These advances eventually led to the first cars in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with manufacturers such as Benz, Peugeot, Citroen, and Ford.

Initially, several competitions were held with an adventurous spirit. Still, it was not until 1906 when the French Automobile Club organized the first competition in a closed circuit, the Le Mans Grand Prix.In 1909 the Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval and built the legendary race of 500 miles was first held two years later. From then until today, the sport of motor racing has not stopped evolving.

In Motor Racing There Are Different Sports Categories

In the Formula 1 competition, motorists carry single-seaters that have been designed with the most advanced technology and according to the technical regulations of the FIA ( International Automobile Federation ). The first championship in this category happened in 1950. The different races integrated into this competition with the term Grand Prix or Grand Prix.

In prototype racing cars have two seats, and their wheels are different from those carried by vehicles. The 24 Hours of Daytona or the 24 Hours of Le Mans are two examples of competitions in this category.

The rally is a motoring modality that takes place on regular roads that close to traffic. Pilots and co-pilots take the single exit and beat those who travel the different sections in the shortest possible time.

The series car races are generally short competitions, and in them, the vehicles have only minor modifications concerning conventional cars. Formula E is a category that began in 2014 to test electric cars and is also regulated by the International Automobile Federation. In 2018, the international electric car competition will occur, and its name is Electric GT. It is planned that in a few years, a category will be incorporated with vehicles without a driver, and Roborace is the expected name for this type of racing.

Drifting is an Exhibition Category

This driving mode has some unique features. It consists of making the car skid. For this, the vehicle has to incorporate rear-wheel drive, a self-locking, a powerful handbrake, and a large number of horses. Motorists must be very skilled when playing with the weight of the car and its reaction in the corners.

Tom Weeden Triumph Live Races

September 6, 2012 / 258 / Blogs

Tom Weeden had a brilliant weekend at the Triumph Live race meet atMalloryParkto celebrate 110 years of Triumph. On the back of a disappointing last round in the Triumph Triple Challenge atCadwellPark, Tom bounced back brilliantly at Mallory to secure his first podium positions on a 600cc bike.

Weeden went 5th fastest in the free practice session.  Tom felt confident going into qualifying. He posted the 2nd quickest time of the session and was looking forward to battling it out at the front in the races.

Tom took the holeshot in race 1, getting a great drive off the line from 2nd position. He braked very late for the Edwina’s chicane on the first lap and almost ran straight on, however somehow he managed to turn the bike with the rear tyre trying to come round on him into the entry of the corner. He remained in 1st position and tried to get his head down to gap the riders behind him. Midway through the race Phil Atkinson passed Tom on the entry to Gerrards. He was looking for a way past again when the race was red flagged due to an incident on lap 10 of 15. Tom was over the moon with second position as he pulled into the podium area. However it soon became clear that Atkinson had actually been given a 5 second penalty for short cutting Edwina’s early on in the race and Weeden had been promoted to 1st position. He was delighted with the result as not only was it Toms first win but also his first podium on a 600cc bike.

Tom got another great start in the second race and was again the first rider into turn 1. He put in some quick laps to try and break the field before being passed midway through the race by Philip Atkinson. Tom settled in behind him and decided to sit back and figure out where he could make a move on Phil. Weeden was much faster through the fast Gerrards bend and tried a move round the outside however he couldn’t pull it off. He remained confident he could make a move in the final few laps as he could see Phil was suffering with rear grip. However his chances of making a move for the lead went as he made a mistake going into the Edwina’s chicane, almost crashing and saving it on his knee. He managed to get around the corner however was too far to make a move. Tom had closed the gap to only 0.5 of a second but was still delighted to take second position and his second podium.

Weeden is back in action next weekend atDoningtonParkwith the Triumph Triple Challenge where he will be hoping to replicate his good form from this weekend to push for further podium finishes.

Tom Weeden Aberdare Park Road Race

August 2, 2012 / 222 / Blogs

Tom Weeden was out at the Aberdare Park road race last weekend riding with the Trickbits FBM Performance team. The historicAberdareParkroad races inWalesare a great insight into racing on the roads. It is a challenging 1 mile road circuit around park, surrounded by trees opposed to the large stretches of gravel traps and air bags that Weeden is used to at the British Superbike meetings riding in the Triumph Triple Challenge.

Tom was entered into the main Welsh Open and 600 Park Challenge race aboard his Triumph 675. Prior to the first session Tom was slightly nervous to go out on the fast and narrow track surrounded by trees with just a bale of straw around them for protection; however once he got out there he immediately loved the circuit and any thoughts about the risk of crashing at such a circuit immediately disappeared. He went 7th fastest in his heat in the first timed practice session of the Welsh Open and was 5th in his heat in the 600 Park Challenge. Tom got off to a slow start in the qualifying heat race of the Welsh Open, dropping down to 8th after the first lap. However once he found a rhythm he managed to pass two riders and was up into 6th on lap two.  He then managed to pass another rider on lap 4 moving him up into 5th where he remained until the chequered flag.  In his qualifying heat race for the 600 Park Challenge Weeden got off to a good start and slotted into 5th in the first corner. He was pretty evenly matched with the rider in front and despite several efforts to get close enough to make a move past; Tom couldn’t find a way through on the narrow circuit. He crossed the line in 5th place and was happy with the two results in the qualifying heats and felt he push harder and go faster in the main races.

Tom started from 10th in the main race of the Welsh Open and 9th in the 600 Park Challenge after the qualifying heats merged the two sets of qualified riders. Tom made a good start in the 600 Park Challenge moving up to 7th into the first corner, he quickly made his way past another rider and moved into 6th. For the remainder of the race Tom desperately tried to find a way past the rider in front to move into 5th, however simply could not find a way through and crossed the line in 6th position. Tom was extremely pleased with the result considering his start position and what with it being his first time at the challenging little circuit. Next up was the main race of the day, the Welsh Open.  Weeden made another great start and was up into 7th early on in the race. He pushed harder and found his way into 6th. Tom could see the pack ahead of him battling for 3rd position and he carried on pushing in order to catch them up and make an assault for the final podium position. By the last lap Tom had closed the gap to riders ahead of him but could not find a way to overtake. He took the chequered flag in 6th position and was again extremely pleased with result in the main race and happy to see that his fastest lap time would have put him in second position if he had not been held up due to his low start position.

Tom definitely enjoyed his insight into road racing and will definitely be looking to return in 2013 and beyond.

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