This year we will see the launch of the IOM TT game for PlayStation.
It’s been a long time in the making and has motorcycle fans bursting with anticipation to get their hands on the game.
Success for these simulator type computer games has been great for the car world. With Forza and the GT series getting better and better, gamers with a love of racing have been known to buy both Xbox and PlayStation consoles just to experience the incredible game play. The motorcycle industry has lacked behind slightly however, with reviews of past MotoGP and IOM games being less than complimentary.
So after lots of tasters and a chance to test the game at this years TT festival, there is real hope we’ll finally get to see the TT circuit through the eyes of our racing heroes.
The latest promo video to hit the internet shows incredible graphics and just how serious this team has taken attention to detail. Although, you are going to need at least a GCSE in Spanish* to understand what on earth is going on.
Unfortunately the team at Motofire have only just got a grasp on the English language, but using the magic of Google translate we can certainly help get you started,
The video gives you a chance to get behind the scenes and see how the team re created the 38 mile circuit. Producer, Constant and Art Director, Max, talk about their experiences. Highlights include working with the riders and organisers and using state of the art laser scanning technology to help them reproduce every detail of the world – famous track. This includes the different camber, lumps and bumps along the road.
Whilst we can tell you the general gist of what Constant and Max are talking about, we can’t give you any insight. Between the team our Spanish extends to asking for a beer and directions to the police station. Although there is definitely a part of the film where Constant says the word ‘experience’ and later in the video we believe he says ‘very good’ which is reassuring.
Notes From Ed:
Of course you could just watch this handy translated version of the video we just discovered on You Tube
*Also, some of it is in French
Review: Pando Moto Boss jeans are the most comfortable we’ve ever ridden in
Everyone makes abrasive-reinforced denim these days, but Pando Moto are quietly changing the game.
We’ve written about Pando Moto before here on MF. Back in January we were impressed by the quality of their offering – seen only through their catalogue – and their direction that seemed to be ‘making motorcycle clothing for real people’.
But is that promise kept all the way through to riding with them on the bike?
(Pando Moto wanted us to check out the quality of their new jeans, they sent us a new pair to wear – and keep.)
The first thing that grabbed us about the Pando Moto denim on the Boss Black jeans that we were sent, was the stretchy’ness of the denim. For those people who like to wear their slim-fit denim on the bike, but find the cut of most of them unable to keep up with the demands of fast riding, the freedom of movement offered by both the tailoring and the extremely stretchy 13oz denim was a huge benefit.
Armour is provided by knee inserts from Knox and there are hip inserts available too (although you’ll have to buy those yourself – they’re not provided in the box).
With a myriad fabric choice now being available in the ‘abrasion resistant’ arena, the comfort of knowing that your legs are going to protected by good, reliable DuPont Kevlar can’t be understated and – although thankfully we can’t vouch for their strength within a crash – the furry, yellow fabric is positioned in all of the right places and we’re certain that it’ll keep our skin happier than just wearing denim on its own.
There’s no denying that Kevlar is hot however, so whilst the slim-fit of the denim might be welcome, the lack of airflow and warmth from the kevlar next to your skin will mean that you’ll find yourself with a sweaty set of pins by the time you’ve reached your destination.
But whilst the skinny fit might make you a slave to fashion, the little details of the jean show that Pando Moto have thought things through with more focus than most; the one feature that impressed us more than perhaps it should have with the Pando Moto Boss jeans was the clever little reflective strip on the inside seam of the bottom of the legs… When you turnover the jeans – as our little legs AND fashion dictate is a must – that reflective ribbon provides a fantastic extra nod to safety.
We’ve spent just a few days riding in the Pando Moto jeans now, but we honestly haven’t ridden with a more comfortable, more pleasing pair of motorcycle denim than these.
Dainese’s 3D custom leather configurator is ridiculously brilliant!
You too can design the best – or most hideous – custom leathers available.
If you were wondering why the quantity of articles on Motofire has recently slowed to a snail’s pace, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s to do with the fact that we’ve put the site up for sale.
BUT if we’re being honest, the last couple of day’s worth of articles didn’t get published because we were too busy messing about with Dainese’s new custom works configurator for their race leathers.
Seriously, go and take a look, it’s brilliant… And you can pretty much alter every component of your race suit.
Accessible via the website, the brand-new 3D configurator allows each motorcyclist to completely personalise their leather suit, jacket or pants in real time, with a simple, set of interactive toggles and widgets.
You can even upload logos and words.
Once it’s all done, you then just need to make an appointment with your local Dainese custom works centre who will then take your measurements and get you on the way to one-off Dainese suit heaven.
OR you could get the design we produced made in honour of Motofire and you’ll be well on your way to the Milan catwalks!