SBK-09: Superbike World Championship is a motorcycle racing game developed by Milestone S.r.l. and published by Black Bean Games for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Windows, and Xbox 360 in 2009.


SBK-09 received mixed reviews, with a Metacritic average of 71% on the PS3, and 70% on the Xbox 360.

IT Reviews praised the game's accessibility, and appeal to both novice and hardened racers. The site said that "the medium skill settings represent a suitably measured challenge to the average gamer, with reasonably realistic but not punishing bike physics. Crank it up to the top level, however, and the bike becomes very demanding, requiring a feel for proper braking and accelerating techniques."[1]

Xbox World 360 magazine in the UK commented that SBK-09 was "Impressive - as long as you don't expect a massive evolution of last year's game."

IGN, however, disagreed and said that "SBK-09 is a flavourless affair with a personality like an R&B’ing Joaquin Phoenix. It feels very much like a game for sim-nuts."[2]


  1. IT Reviews
  2. IGN