- This article is about the vehicle called the "Bike". For the article on bicycles in general, see Bicycles; for motorbikes, see Motorcycles.
The Bike refers to two different two-wheel vehicles in the GTA series:
- A motorcycle in Grand Theft Auto 1, Grand Theft Auto: London, 1969 and Grand Theft Auto: London, 1961;
- A pedal bicycle in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and GTA V.
GTA 1 — GTA London
Although the Bike in GTA 1 resembles the Freeway from between GTA III and GTA Vice City Stories, it is unclear what real life vehicle it resembles.
The Bike has a decent top speed, acceleration and handling, although its grip is somewhat lacking, and has the lowest base export value of $100 (in mint condition). As expected from a motorbike in GTA 1, the Bike is capable of moving up staircases, and violent crashes will dismount the player. Strangely, if the player jumps off of the bike while they are accelerating, there is a chance that the Bike will continue driving itself - it will even turn corners on its own.
The GTA London renditions of the Bike is, in effect, the same vehicle as the one in GTA 1 in terms of design and performance. However, whereas the Bike is second behind the other motorbike in GTA 1, the Superbike, the Bike in GTA London is the best motorbike in the games as the Superbike's replacement, the Mod Scooter, features far less desirable performance.
GTA San Andreas
In GTA San Andreas, this bike that can be found all over San Andreas, however the most practical place to find it would be in Los Santos. It has moderate speed, moderate stunt ability, and since it serves as the middle-bike between the BMX and the Mountain Bike, as the Bike has features from both the BMX and Mountain Bike balanced out. Even though it seems to have a large seat only one person can fit on it.
It mostly resembles the Schwinn Sting-Ray "chopper" style of bicycle introduced in the mid-sixties but the up tube and down tube are closer to a those of a Schwinn Fair Lady. It also features a decal on the side on a chain cap reading "Jameson-Jet", suggesting its real name. There is also a decal with a "J" on the head tube.