The latest licensed bike has been revealed for Milestone's new bike racing IP Ride: the MV Agusta Brutale 1090 R.
Combining the raw power of its 144 hp, four cylinder engine with the stability of its racing ABS, allowing for unprecedented control and exhilaration, the MV Agusta Brutale 1090 R is the "ultimate expression of power and the sheer joy of riding". It also has an innovative design featuring a composite frame and fully adjustable suspension.
While racing games often contain cars we've seen dozens of times before, road bikes are underrepresented by comparison, yet Ride's ecclectic collection of over 100 bikes in a multitude of classes has the potential to fill this void for bike fanatics. Indeed, you get the impression that Milestone ultimately want Ride to be become the Gran Turismo of bike games – something that Polyphony already achieved with Tourist Trophy back in 2006, which has never been surpassed.
Will Ride act as a spiritual successor to Tourist Trophy? Time will tell when Ride is unleashed in Spring 2015 on PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.