Even though Speed Kings doesn't stray very far from the "Burnout 2" formula, it's a solid racer that does a great job of conveying an insanely fast sense of speed and requires you to think and react in an instant.
If you can forgive the faults, love bikes and have the patience of a saint, then you will enjoy Speed Kings. The games major failing is to borrow so much from the real king of speed, Burnout 2, and never innovating in the process, merely imitating.
There's nothing that Speed Kings does that Burnout 2 doesn't smoke right off the line in every way possible. Physics, speed, track design, opponent AI, handling, graphics, audio -- Speed Kings really offers much, much less for your money.
A collage of two genres that collide harder than the crashes you experience in the game. Why? For one simple reason, you dont take time trial speed races and toss in Tony Hawk style tricks in to slow you down. Bad choice boys, oh what a bad choice indeed.