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Hakuchou
ShitzuHakuchou-GTAV-Front
A Hakuchou in GTA V.
(Rear quarter view)
Also known as Ha-Ha-Coochie-koo
Jap Scrap
Rice Rocket (by Johnny)
Vehicle class
(GTA V)
Motorcycle
Vehicle type Civilian motorcycle
Body style Sports bike
Capacity 2 (rider and passenger)
Appearance(s) The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony

Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto Online
Manufacturer Shitzu
Price $82,000 (Online) (Southernsanandreassuperautos.com)
Variant(s) Hakuchou Custom
Related vehicle(s) NRG 900
"This super-fast sports bike can take you from zero to permanent vegetative state in under two and a half seconds. It's not a question of if this bike will kill you, but when, so pay up, and live dangerously"
Southernsanandreassuperautos.com description.

The Shitzu Hakuchou (白鳥) is a sports bike in the The Lost and Damned and in The Ballad of Gay Tony episodic packs for Grand Theft Auto IV. It returns in Grand Theft Auto V as part of The Last Team Standing Update.

Design

"Fuck if I could pronounce it, but a "Ha-Ha-Coochie-koo" is now in your possession, Angus."
Johnny Klebitz.
Haku badges

The bike is clearly based on a base-line 2008–present Suzuki Hayabusa; in addition to similarities in its body design, the Hakuchou also features Kanji letter "死" (meaning "death" in Japanese) on both sides of the body, in a similar manner to the Hayabusa's Kanji "隼" (referring to the "Peregrine Falcon") on its body.

Similarly, the Hakuchou's name, "hakuchou," (ハクチョウ) meaning "swan" in Japanese, is a reference to the decision to name the Hayabusa after a bird (ハヤブサ). The term, "hakuchou," in Kanji is 白鳥 (white bird) or simply くぐい(鵠); both mean swan.

Performance

The Hakuchou is depicted as a beefier, more powerful sports bike compared to the Bati 801, with a bulky body shell and frame that implies the bike is also tailored for comfort and because of its heavy weight, this bike is amazingly stable and almost never bounces on any bad-condition roads.

Despite its bulky design, the bike performs relatively well, with similar performance traits as the Bati 801, Bati 801RR and Double-T (with a top speed of 155 kmph, a weight of 250 kg, 50 kg lighter than any chopper, and stiffer suspensions) but featuring improved acceleration.

Locations

The Lost and Damned

The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • May spawn when riding an Akuma in Star Junction, but it is very rare.
  • May spawn when driving a Coquette in Star Junction, but it is very rare.
  • Available for races during Multiplayer mode.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Available in the protagonists' garage after downloading the update.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Availability in TBOGT

According to early screenshots and the game files, the Hakuchou was meant to reappear in The Ballad of Gay Tony, but not many players find the bike on the streets or in a specific spawn location.

This is due to a typing problem in the game files, one can edit it personally using notepad by going to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockstar Games\EFLC\TBoGT\common\data\cargp.dat" and change the capital H to small (E.g. Hakuchou to hakuchou). After doing this the Hakuchou will spawn normally.

Variants

HakuchouCustom-TLAD-front

The Hakuchou Custom, as seen in TLAD.

Main article: Hakuchou Custom

The Hakuchou Custom is a customized version of the Hakuchou, being based on custom Hayabusas in real-life. The Hakuchou Custom is the fastest bike in The Lost and Damned and the whole series.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The default radio stations on the Hakuchou are:
  • The game stats states that the Hakuchou tops out at 155 km/h (96 mph), but the on board speedometer shows its maximum listed speed as 200 mph. This is due to the fact that it shares the speedometer layout with the NRG 900.
  • In an apparent inability to pronounce its name, Johnny Klebitz calls the bike a "Ha-ha-coochie-koo" after one of Angus' possible motorcycle thefts that involves the theft of a Hakuchou, however, if the player calls Clay to order a Hakuchou, he will pronounce the name correctly.
  • Johnny Klebitz's aversion against imports is expressed if he orders this bike from Clay; he will often call it "Jap Scrap" and "Rice Rocket."
  • Unlike the TLAD variant, the Hakuchou in GTA V has limited modifications in Los Santos Customs, and cannot have its bodywork modified, and it also lacks the swing-arm option like the Double-T.
  • In GTA V, the brake discs do not move when the wheels are moving. This is most likely a developer oversight.

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