Riding a motorcycle offers both relaxation and excitement -- a physical and emotional satisfaction that most people see as a lifestyle rather than just a mode of transportation. Exposure to the elements and heightened situational awareness boosts adrenaline while twisting the throttle.

While riding motorcycles in Video Games can be considered both fun and safe, it can also be addictive. Riding freely and knowing that you are in a state of no physical limitations can get you hooked and playing for hours. From the days of 8-bit "Excite Bike" to modern-day titles like "Ride 2," video game motor bikes provide a rush without the physical consequences.

Today, we look at the coolest bikes available in games.

Hardy-Daytona and Fenrir

Hardy-Daytona and Fenrir are two of Final Fantasy's most iconic motorcycles. Both are Cloud Strife's motorcycles, with Fenrir as his personal ride and Hardy-Daytona as the bike he used when escaping the Shinra Headquarters. Fenrir, compared to the latter, has a fictional-based design as seen both in the final fantasy game and the CGI movie adaptation. The bike has three wheels (two paired up in front and one in the rear) with an expandable compartment on both sides that can fit all the pieces of the Fusion Sword to its fully completed form.

The Hardy-Daytona, on the other hand, closely resembles the Yamaha V-Max, a real world motorbike.

Excite Bike (generally every bike in Excite Bike)

Who could forget the original two-wheel bad-ass? First seen on Famicom in Japan in 1984, "Excite Bike" had an 8-bit design and a straightforward gameplay which made the game an instant success. Players can easily pull-off wheelies and perform jumps over multiple ramps. Should any player run through an opponent or land badly from a jump or crash into a ramp, they will get knocked off the track and land in the grass.

The game eventually transported to other video game platforms and had enhanced remake, proving itself to be worthy of a comeback.

Yamaha YZR-M1 (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP)

Arguably the coolest bike on the list, the doctor's bike is an inline-four motorcycle specifically developed by Yamaha Motor Company to race in the current MotoGP series.

The 6-speed finely tuned bike with Akrapovic exhaust is yours to use in the game.

Here we list some of the best bikes in video games, from exceptionally creative virtual motorbikes to real world superbikes.