SBK 2011, the next instalment in Black Bean's bike racing video game series, will be released in May 2011 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Once again in the hands of racing game specialist Milestone Studios, SBK 2011 promises to be the "ultimate bike racing game" on the current generation platforms, featuring "tons of graphics and gameplay improvements".

SBK 2011 will feature a brand new artistic direction, an up-to-date driving model in response to feedback on SBK X, plus more appealing presentation.

The game will feature the "entire official package" of the next Championship Season: all classes, all riders and all tracks from the 2011 roster.

We've never been blown away by the SBK series, but next year's game does appear to have a little something extra about it.

The game will be launching a few months after the debut of Capcom's MotoGP 10/11, but based on screens alone SBK appears to have the edge right now.