Summary: I went to get the original SBK, but this SBK X seemed much improved. The game play is exactly what i expected and wanted. A very realistic Motorcycle Racing Sim. It has Arcade which is the most FUN, Simulation mode, which is ultra realistic physics wise, and multiplayer. it's also the only bike game officially sponsored by sbk championship with real riders. I wish you could customize ur bike little more look wise, but that's not really what the sport is about.
Summary: A lot of people will buy this game for the deep simulator experience that it offers, and it does, but I wanted a game I could pick up and play with friends and family as well and the ARCADE portion of this game is something you can pick up and play pretty much right away. The game is a lot of fun and well presented, and if you are good enough to play the simulator mode then you will enjoy that too.
Summary: Bought this instead of the 2011 version after reading reviews. I can't compare it to the latest game as i havent tried it but this one is very good. Fantastic graphics and realistic game play, plenty of tracks and options. Dont expect to be an expert after 20 minutes driving, its a lot more difficult than that which means it should last a considerable time before getting bored.
Conclusion: i really dont know what game the other reviewer was playing but this game is the nuts. 1)graphics are good not fantastic but not bad. 2)gameplay (from what i have seen on the demo) is really good,you can have a blast on the arcade if you just want a quick race with out much thinking into your breaking points & no worrying about crashing.