Black Bean games release WSBK 2009

Gaming takes a step closer to reality with the release of this year's World Superbikes for XBox and PS3

Sniff hard and you can smell the fried onions

EVEN THOUGH the WSB season's only just got underway the 2009 SBK Superbike World Championship video game, developed by Milestone, is already about to go on sale.

And as you'd expect, everything's been brought completely up to date, with better graphics, more realistic game play and even two new teams - Aprilia and BMW!

The on-bike performance has been characterised in line with data provided by WSB teams. There are five single player modes: fast race, training, racing weekend, championship and challenge.

Online gaming, for those looking to challenge like-minded bedroom racers, is available too.