Sales of supersport motorcycles might have declined in recent years, but that hasn’t stopped Milestone from celebrating the middleweight class with the RIDE 4 600cc Passion DLC released now for all platforms.
The pack includes five bikes, dating from 2004 to 2018, and also adds 10 extra events, plus three achievements to the motorcycle game. So what examples of the 600cc class are included?
The 2018 Honda CBR 600RR
The Honda CBR600 is the swiss army knife of supersport bikes. The first CBR600F arrived at the end of the 1980s, and combined practical riding with sports performance and racing championships, eventually giving way to the more aggreesive CBR600RR in 2003.
The 2018 Honda CBR600RR – Racing Modified
The CBR has been successful in racing ever since in was first launched, and the CBR600RR has taken multiple World and National Supersport championships. So it makes sense that a racing modified version would arrive alongside the road bike.
The 2004 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R
Going further back, and there’s the 2004 Kawasaki ZX-6R Ninja. Launched in 1995, 2003 saw the introduction of the limited production Ninja ZX-6RR for racing, and the 636cc powered ZX-6R for the road and the competitions that accepted the larger category.
2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R – Racing Modified
It might not have been eligible for racing in many series, but the 2005 ZX-6R gained 1,000 RPM and put out 113hp before any race tuning. So the 2005 Kawasaki ZX-6R – Racing Modified should make for a good track experience.
The 2009 Suzuki GSX-R600
The final bike in the 600cc Passion DLC is the 2009 Suzuki GSX-R600. Having been around as part of the GSX-R series since 1992, an updated version launched in 2008 with a new subframe, bodywork and fuel tank. This all housed the 109hp engine, capable of 157mph.
So that’s the list. RIDE 4 already included the 2005 Honda CBR600RR and Racing Modified in the base game, so the much later version should feel a bit different. The reverse is true of the Kawasaki, with the 2019 versions already available, so going back in time makes sense, although personally I’d always choose a 1990s version for the look and style of the era. And with a game, I wouldn’t have an issue of stretching a bit further to reach the bars, as I do in real life…
Finally there’s the Suzuki, which is possibly the most redundant as the 2005 and 2017 examples are already in the game. But it’s certainly not a bad motorcycle, and if you have a particular affection for the 2009 GSX-R600, then you’ll be happy.
In any case, the RIDE 4 600cc Passion DLC Pack is available now for around £3.99 depending on your platform, and you can find it on Steam for the PC, the Microsoft Store for the Xbox One, and the PlayStation store for the PS4. It’s the seventh paid DLC to be released, which means owning everything will cost just under £25 on top of purchasing the game itself, ignoring sales and bundle discounts.
Keep up with all the latest RIDE 4 content, updates and news, here. Or every bike in the standard game and DLC in our full RIDE 4 motorcycles list. Along with every circuit in our RIDE 4 track list. You can buy RIDE 4 as a digital download for the PC on Steam, the Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S on the Microsoft Store, or the PS4 / PS5 on the PlayStation Store.Or as a physical edition from Game or Amazon.