British researchers develop a realistic motorbike game … I mean simulator

British researchers have developed a motorcycle simulator to help improve road safety. They also hope that it will lead to advances in bike design.

The simulator works by mounting a Triumph motorbike to a moving platform. Then the platform is linked to the simulation software that projects scenarios onto screens that are behind and in front of the rider.

“The motorcycle allows riders to operate controls and lean on the motorcycle as they would in the real world,” research leader Dr Alex Stedmon said.

A few gaming companies have approached them about the project, but no word as to when something like this would be seen in arcades. From what I can tell they’re more about using the data for research and not games.