"Jet Moto (Jet Rider in Europe) is a series of futuristic racing games for the PlayStation video game console. The gameplay differs from that of a traditional racing game with cars, as players instead control hoverbikes which hover close above the ground and can be driven over both land and water. Most of the courses in the games are designed to take advantage of this ability. Bikes are adorned with logos of products such as Mountain Dew and Butterfinger, similar to real-life sponsored racing.
The Jet Moto series utilizes a system called the Magnetic Grapple. Pressing an assigned button creates a magnetic attraction between the player's bike and red energy poles that are placed strategically throughout the courses. This enables the bike to swing around tight turns without slowing down, and also to swing over large gaps and chasms otherwise too large to drive over. If executed properly, bikes can also be propelled out of tight turns at a faster speed than when entered.
Jet Moto (1996) and Jet Moto 2 (1997) were developed by SingleTrac, known mostly for Twisted Metal and Twisted Metal 2. SingleTrac then left Sony, the publisher of the series, and Jet Moto 3 (1999) was developed by Pacific Coast Power & Light in their absence. Former employees of SingleTrac later left to form Incognito Entertainment and signed again with Sony, sparking rumors of a fourth Jet Moto game being developed by Incognito because of this. However, such a game has yet to surface."
Source: Wikipedia, "Jet_Moto_(series)", available under the CC-BY-SA License.