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This article is about the dirtbike. For the Federal Investigation Bureau agent, see Andreas Sanchez.


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The Sanchez is a dirtbike first featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and present in nearly all other Grand Theft Auto games (with the exception of Grand Theft Auto Advance), since then. It is manufactured by Maibatsu in the HD Universe.

The Sanchez is the only dirtbike in most of the series' games, excluding its variant, the Manchez, which appears in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, and the Enduro which appears in Grand Theft Auto Online.

Description

GTA Vice City - GTA Vice City Stories

The Sanchez, with its soft suspension, high ground clearance and very light weight is useful for stunt biking and offroad applications, but sacrifices speed (being slower than the PCJ-600). They can be found on the streets of suburban or rural areas, and is also sometimes used in the Stadium(s) in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, as part of side-missions. In GTA Vice City, GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories, the Sanchez assumes the design of an older dirtbike model - possibly an older Yamaha YZ250, judging by the yellow color - complete with a large round headlight. The GTA San Andreas rendition features more modernized design cues, giving the bike a sportier appearance. The San Andreas version is probably based on a Honda CR250, judging by its red color.

GTA IV

The bike's design is updated to look more like a later 2000s Japanese dirt bike in GTA IV (also gaining a newer 4 stroke engine sound), it is still best suited for off-roading. The frame has been updated to reflect the designs of those found on Japanese dirt bikes around the time of the game's setting (2008). The Sanchez is equipped with a permanent daytime running headlight where the headlight is always on regardless of time of day. Like all bikes in GTA IV's single player mode, the Sanchez must be driven with particular caution in traffic to avoid severe injury as the player may easily be dismounted.

The GTAIV Sanchez may be based on the Yamaha YZ450, indicated by the "GP-450" sign at the back, meaning the engine displacement should be around 450cc, plus the fact that it's colored blue. The GTA IV rendition looks similar to the 2006-2009 Yamaha YZ450F, 2007 Kawasaki KX450F and the 2007 Honda CRF450X.

GTA V

The Sanchez returns in GTA V and appears to be unchanged from GTA IV. It also features its livery variants. Once again, the bike has badging indicating it is a GP-450.

Performance

Overview

Acceleration

(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)

Top Speed

(mph / km/h)

Engine
Stated Engines,
Game File Engines
Or In-game Engines
Drivetrain
AWD = All Wheel Drive
FWD = Front Wheel Drive
RWD = Rear Wheel Drive
Gears Mass

(Kg)

Stated
In game Website: {{{0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time stated}}}
Actual
Speedometer: {{{0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time speedometer}}}
Game files: {{{0-62mph/ 0-100km/h time files}}}
Stated
In game Website: {{{Top speed stated}}}
Actual
Speedometer: {{{Top speed speedometer}}}
Game files: {{{Top speed files}}}

450cc 4-stroke single

RWD

5 (GTA VC, GTA SA)
4 (GTA IV, GTA V)

500 (GTA VC, GTA SA)
200 (GTA IV)
220 (GTA V)

Gallery

Screenshots (GTA V)

Variants

Sanchez badges

GTA Vice City

Black Sanchez

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City there are three unique Black Sanchez dirt bikes that appear in the side mission "Trial By Dirt". While the player races around the dirt track with the Sanchez, Three black Sanchez dirt bikes chase the player. Rather than use guns, the Haitian riders wield Machetes, but are relatively easy to kill. These bikes appear around half way around the first lap, though obtaining one of these bikes is easy if the player waits on the spot upon beginning the mission. The player can then prepare for the arrival of the Haitians. The Black Sanchez's speed and handling are the same as its normally-colored counterparts.

A similar Sanchez with unique black paint job can be found in The Ballad of Gay Tony during Armando Torres' mission "Clocking Off".

GTA Liberty City Stories

Manchez

The Manchez, featured in GTA Liberty City Stories, serves as an improved variant of the Sanchez with a rugged exterior and superior performance.

GTA V

There are five liveries on the Sanchez in GTA V:


Locations

GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

GTA Liberty City Stories

GTA Vice City Stories

  • Parked across the road in front of the Washington Beach safehouse and parked near the Lighthouse (Automatically activates Land Sea and Air Ace mission)
  • At the dirtbike tracks (Automatically activates Sanchez timing trials mission).
  • In the trailer park next to the fence in the east part of the park. It will be found next to a caravan.
  • In some shacks in Little Haiti where Auntie Poulet's house is located.
  • Parked in an alley in Little Havana.
  • At the first safehouse, can bought for $1000, note that this is bullet-proof (PS2 version).
  • Parked next to the building window across the street to The Clymenus Suite safehouse.

GTA IV + Episodes from Liberty City

GTA V + Online

Trivia

  • The model number "GP-450" over the rear fender of the GTA IV rendition of the Sanchez is similar in format to the names of other sportbikes in the GTA series (including the PCJ-600, BF-400, HPV-1000, FCR-900, NRG-500 and NRG-900). This indicates that the engine is most likely a 450cc single-cylinder.
  • In GTA San Andreas, as it may be based off a classic American dirtbike, the Sanchez along with the Freeway are the only American based motorcycles in the game.
  • Sánchez (correct form of the surname with accent mark), meaning "son of Sancho", is a very common Spanish name with some deformations in America like Sanchez or Sanches. Sánchez is the 5th most popular surname in Spain, 10th in Argentina and 52nd in the United States.
  • The Sanchez is the Forelli Family's vehicle of choice in GTA: Vice City
  • In GTA IV, you can hear the Sanchez spit flames through the exhaust, although the flame is not visible.
  • The GTA IV rendition features Terroil decals on the front suspension fork.
  • The default radio stations for the Sanchez are:
  • In the beta version of GTA San Andreas, the Sanchez had the same design as GTA Vice City's Sanchez.[1]
  • The Sanchez's name, along with the fact that it is a dirt bike, may be a reference to "Dirty Sanchez", which is a slang term for a sex act associated with coprophilia.
  • The Gangstar video games series for the iOS, mostly based on the GTA games, features a dirt bike with the same name and appearance.
  • In GTA IV, the Sanchez is the only bike in the game without an electric starter. It is started by a kickstart instead, even though when turning the engine over an electric starter motor can be heard.
  • In the HD Universe, the Sanchez's engine sound is similar to the stereotypical of an underbone motorcycles.
  • The Sanchez (livery) is one of four vehicles, along with the PCJ-600 (once modified), Zentorno and Dune Buggy, to have no number plate. This means it cannot legally be driven on the road, though the lack of number plate is probably explained by its main purpose as an off-road vehicle.
  • In GTA V, the Sanchez can climb up to 70 degrees, although the more vertical the player goes, the slower the Sanchez will perform.
  • As of The High Life Update, flat-colored Sanchez can now be resprayed.
  • Though it being categorized as a motorcycle it can also be used in off-road races for GTA Online making quite dominant in the off-road class.

References

  1. Beta Sanchez

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