RIDE Takes Us Through the Streets of Milan

By Michelle Balsan, 2 years ago
As with any racer, we could have figured that Milestone s.r.l.'s upcoming title, RIDE, would inundate us with news about featured vehicles and tracks. Whether you were curious about vehicles such as the Erik Buell 1190 RX or the Energica Ego, or you wanted to take a closer look at tracks such as Japan's Sportsland Sugo or Sierra Nevada's Sonora Pass, Milestone has made sure to provide the information you're looking for.

Today's release focuses on yet another new track. Joining the above-mentioned Sportsland Sugo and Sonora Pass, as well as Imola and North Wales, is the city of Milan.

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The city of Milan gives its streets over to the pure adrenalin of competitive motorcycling, on a series of tracks that allow riders to race past the city's historic palazzos and monuments. Landmarks include: the Corso Como Arch, situated at the centre of Milan's thriving social life; the Milano Centrale Station, the historic building that houses Italy's second largest and second busiest railway station, featuring over 11,000 square metres of polished marble; the Unicredit Palazzo; the Pirelli Tower; and the modernist Palazzo Lombardia.
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The Milan track will feature two 3 km circuits and one 4 km circuit, which will allow players to see all the care and detail the team took to recreate the city in RIDE.

Milestone s.r.l. has also revealed that the Lightning LS-218 will be available to ride as well.

A new, extreme, electrically-powered bike from the USA: 228 Nm of torque, weighing in at 225 kg, Brembo brakes, and a top speed of over 185 mph. The LS-218 is the 'production' version of the first electric bike to break through the 200 mph threshold, a feat achieved on the legendary Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, where the 218 earned its name from the top speed of 218 mph reached by the prototype bike on that occasion. The model already boasts an impressive reputation on the track, participating in the TTCPX series, the Le Mans 24 Hours, and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The Lightning LS-218 is powered by a liquid-cooled permanent magnet electric engine, delivering 200 hp and 168 Nm of torque. The LS-218 uses high-grade components, with Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes and forged magnesium Marchesini wheel rims.

RIDE will approach starting lines around the world on March 20th, 2015 for Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.