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NRG 900
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A NRG 900F in GTA IV.
Vehicle type Civilian motorcycle
Body style Sports bike
Capacity 2 (rider and passenger)
Appearance(s) Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and the Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
GTA Chinatown Wars
Manufacturer Shitzu
Related vehicle(s) Hakuchou

The Shitzu NRG 900 is a superbike in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, and is the fastest motorcycle in the game. The name suggests a connection to the NRG-500 racing bike from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas; possibly that the NRG 900 is a modernized, commercial version of the NRG-500.

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Comparison of NRG 900F & NRG 900RR.

Description

The NRG 900 is a sport bike which inherits the general design and role previously filled by the PCJ-600 in the 3D era, considering that the HD era's PCJ-600 is now redesigned into a streetfighter, rather than a sport bike.

Design

The NRG 900 is the only series of superbikes in GTA IV, and is available in two variants: The NRG 900F and the NRG 900RR. Cosmetic differences between the bikes are apparent, as the F variant is intended for casual use, while the RR variant is significantly sportier with fewer accessories (the F variant has a license plate, turning signals and bar for a passenger to grab onto) and more aggressive styling. The NRG 900 is based on the Suzuki GSX-R series; The F variant has a similar front end to the early 2000's GSX-R750 models, while the RR variant is closely based on more recent GSX-R1000 models.

Performance

The NRG900 is the fastest bike in Grand Theft Auto IV, but is outpaced by the newer bikes introduced in The Lost and Damned. Both variants excel at stunts and tricks; they are, however, difficult to control due to the brutal power distribution and massive torque at higher revs. Its handling character is better suited to circuit use than public road use. It also possesses poor durability. The NRG 900 also features one of the heaviest bodies of the IV-era sportbikes which reduces the ability of characters to lift the bikes and perform wheelies and stoppies.

Locations

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City

Notable Owners

Variant

In GTA IV, an NRG 900 is requested as part of Stevie's Car Thefts, appearing with a uniquely dark gray body color. As a new NRG 900 will respawn at the same spot until the player delivers one to S&M Auto Sales, the player can save one at their safehouse before delivering another.

Bugs & Glitches

  • If you shut off the bike's engine and turn it back on, it sometimes will not make a sound. This bug also applies to the Tug and the Cognoscenti.

Trivia

  • Although it is considered as a successor to the NRG-500 from Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, when compared side-by-side, the NRG-500 seems to beat the 900 at accelaration and top speed, though cornering is slightly tied.
  • The Beta version of GTA IV featured a slightly different NRG 900, with different stripes, and omitted 'shitzu' badging.
    Photo 4

    The 'Beta' NRG 900. Notice the Shitzu Badging

  • In GTA IV, the default radio station in the NRG 900 is Liberty City Hardcore.
  • NRG is a homophone of the word energy.
  • F and RR variants are characteristic of the Honda CBR range of sport bikes.
    • The cover of GTA IV shows the NRG 900F with NRG 900RR badging.
  • The NRG 900's speedometer's highest listed speed is 200 MPH.
  • Driving a NRG 900 seems to greatly increase the chance of rare sports cars spawning in or around Star Junction.
    • Riding NRG 900s will help a Coquette appear more often.
  • Sold at the Auto Merchant in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars at $600.
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Gallery

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