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.
Conclusion: You obviously have no idea what you are talking about. The graphics, physics and handling of the bikes are so much improved. I own a yam r1 and this game gives me the same sensations as when i ride in real life. Simulation is great challenge especially with manual gear changes and rider weight. The rear brake issue has been fixed the bikes look stunning and if you love bike you will love this game.