12:57 PM - June 27, 2007 by Steve_OS
IGN has posted their preview of MotoGP '07.
"One of chief changes to '07 is added depth to the tuning features. While you won't be swapping parts a la Forza Motorsport, you will have far greater control of how your bike performs before ever hitting the track. You can adjust front and rear tire compound, gear ratios, front and rear suspension hardness, and the wheelbase (for more responsive steering).
While the new tuning options should satisfy gearheads, us casual race fans get a necessary tweak to gameplay. Some of the changes are subtle, and might not be noticed without hopping back to last year's model for comparison. The racing difficulty has been softened just a tad. Though MotoGP has always offered the most realistic motorcycle experience around, some wipeouts on turns felt a tad suspect. In '07, the turning feels a bit more reasonable. And if you get squirrelly, you'll know it as your bike will fishtail as a warning. This is sort of like Spider-Sense for your bike. But more importantly, it lets you know how effectively you are turning. Just because you avoid a wipeout on a bend, doesn't mean you are maximizing your efficiency. The fishtail is a bit of a wakeup call to adjust your speed and positioning in turns."