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"Angel" may also refer to a Burrito for the Angels of Death in GTA Chinatown Wars which attains the "Angel" name through a glitch.

The Angel (known as the Biker Angel in GTA Vice City Stories) is a motorcycle featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, The Lost and Damned and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. In the HD Universe, it is manufactured by Western Motorcycle Company.


3D Universe

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, the Angel is similar to the Freeway, featuring only minor alterations, including its side panniers (saddlebags) and patriotic paintwork, similar to Peter Fonda's motorbike in the film "Easy Rider". For Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Biker Angel features a different paint job (blue with orange flames), and lacks panniers.

The Angel is the gang vehicle of both the Vice City Bikers and the Liberty City Bikers.

HD Universe

The Angel does not appear in Grand Theft Auto IV, although references and assets can be found in the game files. This model retains the side panniers and its paintjob is no longer patriotic, but stripes of two colors.

The Angel appears officially in the The Lost and Damned, where it is the main and favored bike of The Angels of Death (as opposed to the Hellfury in GTA IV). Although it has lost its patriotic paint job and side panniers in The Lost and Damned, it employs the same Harley-Davidson "panhead" engine seen on the bikes in "Easy Rider". The Angel is based on a Harley-Davidson FXSTC Softail Custom.

The Angel will have different set of parts, including: a small fuel tank, a large rounded fuel tank, a speedometer, two straight exhaust tubes and two curved exhaust tubes. There are AOD variants that usually are orange and have four exhausts tubes, which are technically both sets of exhaust tubes together.

The Angel in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars retains the side panniers of its pre-GTA IV renditions as a prominent feature, but the front wheel sticks out much less, making the Angel appear more like a customised cruiser than a chopper.

In the PSP version of GTA Chinatown Wars, the handlebars of the Angel are trimmed down into more conventional ones, and the panniers are removed, adding to the 'custom cruiser' appearance. The gang variant of the Angel is also edited, as it looks exactly like the normal one, but has a unique paintjob and worsened performance. 

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3D Universe

The Angel's Performance is nearly similar to the Freeway; being heavy, the vehicle has a wider turning radius and a further stopping distance, but makes up for with a powerful engine that provides the motorcycle moderately good top speeds and acceleration. Like the Freeway, it is also difficult to execute wheelies and stoppies with the bike, due largely, once again, to its heavy weight.

3D Universe Overview

Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 118 / 190 (GTA VC)
117 / 188(GTA LCS & GTA VCS)
4 Petrol RWD 800 / 1764
N/A N/A N/A V-Twin (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

The Lost and Damned

The Angel performs similarly to the 3D Universe rendition, having almost the same properties of acceleration, turning radius and stopping distance. However, it makes up for being more stable than the Daemon, a similar bike, at the cost of being inferior in handling and acceleration.

TLAD Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 78 / 125 5 N/A RWD 300 / 661
Website Statements / Badges
12.3 Seconds 74 / 119 5 V-Twin (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Both variants in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars feature average performance for a motorcycle, but minor performance differences may be noted between the two variants, as the regular Angel features more sensitive steering, and a higher top speed and rate of acceleration than the gang variant. However, given the limitations of riding a high speed vehicle in a top-down perspective, as well as manner in which the camera reacts to slight cornering, the gang variant may also be interpreted as being more suitable for practical use in the game.

Notable Owners

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Special Variants

  • A gang variant of the Angel in Chinatown Wars exists, lacking the panniers and featuring a slimmer fuel tank, is ridden by members of The Angels of Death within their territory. One may also notice that the Angel may come in two forms, one without the side panniers, or a variant with side panniers, which spawns as commonly as the normal variant.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • Parked by every Biker empire site before being taken over.
  • Inside the garage by Lance Vance's apartment after "Taking the Fall".
  • Commonly seen driving around Downtown by Vice City Bikers.

The Lost and Damned

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

  • Can be found ridden around by members of the Angels of Death in Willis, Dukes.
  • Usually found in rampages around Dukes which involve the AOD.
  • Parked at a parking space west of the filling station in Cerveza Heights. It may be encountered many times in various missions of the game, the first may be Yu Jian.
  • Frequently driven in the city, mostly in Broker and Dukes.



Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • The Angel used in the mission "Alloy Wheels of Steel" for Mitch Baker has handling and acceleration superior to a normal Angel, and it retains these features after the mission is complete; however, if the player saves it in a garage, it will lose its abilities.

The Lost and Damned

  • In the Beta version of TLAD, the Angel used is the same from the GTA IV Beta version, which had a luggage rack (As seen in the first trailer of TLAD).

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The large rounded fuel tank and the exhausts found in one of the TLAD variants return in GTA V as customization options for the Daemon in Los Santos Customs. Modifying the Daemon with the fuel tank and the exhausts will result in a bike that nearly mirrors this variant of the Angel in overall appeareance, save for the Daemon's flame decals on the fuel tank.