i'm so happy i downloaded the demo of this game as i got the chance to try it before.... i knew i was making a great purchase, now i know i will be. I've played this and the other MOTO cycle game recently and i can say that SBK holds the same cards and more. You start off with the choice of Arcade or Simulation game modes, its easy to dismiss the two but they really are two completely different beasts. Arcade mode sees a much faster rate of turning and higher grip levels, a tuck in button/speed boost for the straights, and various other differences that make it much easier to pick up and play for a quick blast around one of various world circuits. The Simulation mode is as close as most of us will get to doing this for real, it's got 3 levels of realism so you're not just trown into it at the deep end, so you can work your way up to the full fat stuff. It's different from arcade in two blindly obvious ways, you realise as your hurtle into the first coner, go striaght ahead, off the track into a ball of computer generated dust! The steering is very realistic and the braking requires much more attention, thats just the start. In full simulation you have to take into account all the technicalities of racing, braking points, turn in points, power delivery out of corners, braking harshly in a corner and losing the front end, but then you can back the bikes in, power slide them out and it's all controllable if your touch is deft enough!! As you can see i'm well into the sim mode but the arcade provides enough of a challenge for everyone, It's more like having two games rolled into one. Couple that with career modes, single championship, quick races, Online Multiplay and a few other variations to keep you entertained you can't go too far wrong.