Milestone have released yet another group of bikes and achievements to purchase, with the RIDE 4 Superbikes 2000 DLC Pack available now on all platforms.
Including the trio of free Bonus Packs, it’s the 10th DLC pack for the game since RIDE 4 was released in October 2020, and adds five superbikes from 2004-2008, along with 10 extra events, and three achievements.
The most interesting is the 2006 Honda VTR1000 SP2, also known as the Honda RC51. This was the final year of the model introduced in 2000 as the SP1, which took Colin Edwards to World Superbike titles in the debut year and 2002, along with an AMA Superbike title for Nicky Hayden. Although Honda officially stopped support for superbike racing in 2003, the 113bhp 999cc V-twin remained on sale for the road until 2006 with a 168 mile an hour top speed.
Also included is the motorcycle which followed up the SP2, with the 2008 Honda CBR1000RR Fireblade Racing Modified.
Then there’s the earlier 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R from the first year of production, with a 180mph top speed from the 998cc inline four-cylinder engine housed in a low weight, ultra-narrow chassis similar to the size of 600cc sportsbikes of the time.
Given that Milestone have partnered with Yamaha for the game, there’s no surprise that another version of the YZF-R1 is included. The 2004 model had gone through some major changes and updates, including an all-new engine with ram-air intake, plus radial brakes and changes to reduce the chance of enountering a tank slapper under hard acceleration or braking.
And finally for the Superbikes 2000 DLC pack comes a lone non-Japanese modern sportsbike, in the shape of the 2008 Ducati 1098R Racing Modified.
The second year of production for the 1098 saw a World Superbike championship for Troy Baylissm who retired at the end of the year after celebrating his third WSB title. And a British Superbike title for Shane Byrne on the Airwaves GSE Ducati 1098, which was the second of his record six BSB championships. The Ducati 1098R features an 1198cc V-twin, compared to the 1099cc version for the standard and S models.
It’s worth noting that RIDE 4 does already feature the 2001 Honda VTR1000 SP1, and other models of ZX-10R, CBR1000RR Fireblade and Ducati 1098R, including standard and endurance modofied versions. Plus 14 R1s in various guises from 1998 to 2020, including the YZF-R1M, endurance and racing modified versions.
The total for all paid DLC for RIDE 4 on the PC currently stands at £28.12, and you can see every bike in the standard game and DLC in our full RIDE 4 motorcycles list. Along with every circuit, including the Valencia DLC Pack, in our RIDE 4 track list.