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"The Bison used to be the pick-up truck of choice for farmers and construction workers until Bravado realized they could double the price and market it to emasculated urban types desperate to feel like men again."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Bravado Bison is a midsize double-cab pickup truck that appears in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V

The truck's front end appears to have design influences taken from the styling of the fourth generation Dodge Ram, and minor influences from the second generation Toyota Tundra. The rear is based on the twelfth generation Ford F-150. The cab design is slightly reminiscent of that of the 1999 Chevrolet Silverado.

The truck's design appears to be somewhat sports-influenced. The front features a bold layout, dominated by a large, protruding chrome-trimmed grille, which features three inset horizontal chrome strips. The manufacturer emblem is placed centrally on the area that connects the two lowest strips. Adjacent to the grille are the headlamp units which are less tall and split horizontally into two sections, with the horizontal split occurring at the same height where the manufacturer logo is mounted. Below the grille is a protruding front bumper. The front bumper features two horizontal ducts, with the lower one more narrow than the duct above. The edges form a hexagon shape when combined with the edges of the grille. The base of the front bumper is given a more sporty appearance by a lip that spans the bottom edge. License plates are mounted centrally in front of the two ducts. Circular fog lamps appear beside the ducts and beneath the headlamp units. Above the grille, bounded by lines which run from the corners of the headlamp and grille to the base of the A-pillar and windscreen respectively, there is a large elevated area of the hood.

At the sides, similar subtle sports features can be seen; the wheelbase has flared skirting. The main body is however quite plain, lacking any extra formations. The main body line runs from the top-outer corner of the headlamps to a rearmost point of the sides above the taillight units. The greenhouse is quite curved, illustrating a more modern appearance. The mirrors are mounted at the base of the A-pillars. The truck has medium profile tires that enwrap six-spoke wheels. Behind the rear arches more skirting can be seen.

At the rear, a chrome bumper is placed above the skirting at the base of the rear face. Adjacent and above the rear bumper, at the corner of the body are the tail light units. The units are chrome-trimmed and split into two sections horizontally, the top section being rectangular and the bottom, an irregular trapezium. The taillight units appear completely red. Ovular exhaust tips can be seen underneath the rear of the truck. Under the rear bumper there is a tow hook. The Bison is one of the pick-up trucks in the game that are capable of towing a trailer.

The Bison is also available with two separated models, featuring unique cosmetic properties:

  • The bison2, which is only available in a white color with McGill-Olsen Construction livery and featuring several objects on its truck bed.
  • The bison3, which is only available in a blue/dark silver color with The Mighty Bush livery, several objects in its truck bed and an extended roof rack loaded with wooden planks.

Current Design Gallery

Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

Thanks to its modeled V8, with, according to TV advertisements, 6000 horsepower, the Bison is capable of reaching a good top speed, but it leaves much to be desired in terms of acceleration. Much like the Dodge Ram, it handles well while off-roading thanks to its 4WD (20% front, 80% rear) drivetrain, however, it lacks stability, most notable when doing the off-road truck racing. The Bison seems to have a lot of power (6000 horse power, as advertised on TV), as it pulls down Martin Madrazo's house just like a Tractor, and it has excellent torque and can climb steep hills with ease.

GTA V Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta
N/A 81 / 130 5 N/A AWD
20% FWD
80% RWD
2100 / 4630 70
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 6000 horsepower (In-game TV advert) 4x4 (AWD) (Badging) N/A N/A
Observed
7.7 Seconds 100 / 160 5 F4 V8 (In-game model) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Traction

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $1,250 $5,250
Armor Upgrade 40% $3,125 $8,750
Armor Upgrade 60% $5,000 $14,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $8,750 $24,500
Armor Upgrade 100% $12,500 $35,000
Brakes Street Brakes $5,000 $10,000
Sport Brakes $6,750 $13,500
Race Brakes $8,750 $17,500
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $2,250 $4,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $3,125 $6,250
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $4,500 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $8,375 $16,750
Lights Xenon Lights $1,000 $5,000
- -
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $3,750
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $3,000
Suspension Lowered Suspension $500 $1,000
Street Suspension $1,000 $2,000
Sport Suspension $1,700 $3,400
Competition Suspension $2,200 $4,400
Transmission Street Transmission $7,375 $14,750
Sports Transmission $8,125 $16,250
Race Transmission $10,000 $20,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $6,250 $35,000
Wheels - -
Windows Light Smoke $200 $1,500
Dark Smoke $450 $3,500
Limo $700 $5,000

Image Gallery

Special Variants

Epsilon

A unique baby blue Bison appears in Chasing the Truth and Exercising the Truth.[1]

Epsilon Program
File Color Set Window Tint? Livery? Mod Kit
1 157 157 5 157
N/A No No

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto V

Notable Owners

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Can be found in Paleto Bay in the Burial random event, by saving Antonia Bottino from being buried alive. The player can take the Bison used by the two men to retrieve her to her destination and finish the random event.
  • Part of the scripted traffic seen during the chase between Trevor and The Lost Motorcycle Club in Mr. Phillips. Located past the small bridge at the beginning of the scene.
  • A unique McGill-Olsen variant (which has a winch at its back) can be found during the mission Marriage Counseling. It is used to chase Kyle after he is caught having an affair with Amanda. There is no way the player can keep it afterwards, as if it is used to begin the introductory cutscene to Martin Madrazo, the game will relocate the player, Michael, near the mall in the downtown district.
Standard


The Mighty Bush
McGill-Olsen Construction

Scenarios

The Bison is part of vehiclemodelset "CARS_CONSTRUCTION" which commonly appears driving in and out of construction sites or parked around them. This model set covers the standard civilian variant and The Mighty Bush variant, excluding the McGill-Olsen Bison.

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Scenario: Bison | "The Mighty Bush" Bison | Sadler | Burrito | Mixer (both generations) | Biff

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The default radio stations of the Bison are FlyLo FM and Soulwax FM.
  • The truck's name parodies the Dodge Ram, as a bison and a ram are both terms for male bovidae.
  • Since the Dodge Ram is the modern-day version of the Dodge Power Wagon, it can be assumed that the Bison is the modern-day equivalent of the Duneloader, since they are both heavy-duty pick-ups.
  • Like the Bobcat and the Sadler, the Bison can tow small-midsize trailers, such as the Utility trailer and Boat Trailer.
  • In game, the Bison is categorized as a Van instead of Utility. The same thing applies to the Bobcat XL.
  • According to a TV advertisement, the Bison pulls 6000 horsepower. This kind of horsepower is only pulled by industrial-sized vehicles such as Dump Trucks.
  • Like several other cars, the Bison has no reverse lights.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • If the player finds one, they can store a Mighty Bush Bison in their garage. However, after a short while, the Bison will lose the texture and roof rack, reverting to a base Bison.


References

  1. epsilon4 script
    The following is a snipet of script from the mission Chasing the Truth
    if (!func_285(iLocal_292))
    		{
    			iLocal_292 = VEHICLE::CREATE_VEHICLE(joaat("bison"), 1851.57f, 4772.12f, 39.8f, 31.35f, true, true, false);
    			VEHICLE::SET_VEHICLE_COLOURS(iLocal_292, 157, 157);
    			VEHICLE::SET_VEHICLE_EXTRA_COLOURS(iLocal_292, 5, 157);
    			VEHICLE::SET_VEHICLE_ON_GROUND_PROPERLY(iLocal_292, 1084227584);
    		}
  2. Ymap:
    X:-1925.096 Y:-2978.28 Z:12.89796
  3. Ymap:
    X:-2246.88 Y:3480.345 Z:31.42874
  4. Ymap:
    X:197.2391 Y:2708.763 Z:43.43271
  5. Ymap:
    X:-943.5042 Y:329.403 Z:71.49245
  6. Ymap:
    X:865.7588 Y:2343.556 Z:53.0622
  7. Ymap:
    X:1016.488 Y:2494.596 Z:50.46862
  8. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_CONSTRUCTION_SOLO: CARS_CONSTRUCTION: 05:00 - 11:00
    
    X:135.039 Y:-417.4039 Z:40.11452
  9. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_EMPTY: CARS_CONSTRUCTION: 00:00 - 24:00
    
    X:121.2626 Y:-443.1058 Z:40.10854
  10. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_EMPTY: CARS_CONSTRUCTION: 07:00 - 18:00
    
    X:146.3549 Y:-371.1594 Z:42.25698
  11. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_CONSTRUCTION_SOLO: : 11:00 - 15:00
    
    X:149.9216 Y:-346.0748 Z:43.3217
  12. Ymap:
    DRIVE: CARS_CONSTRUCTION: 05:00 - 12:00
    
    X:1225.216 Y:-1359.663 Z:34.16637
  13. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_DRIVE_SOLO: CARS_CONSTRUCTION: 07:00 - 11:00
    
    X:509.9681 Y:-703.4152 Z:24.02791
  14. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_DRIVE_SOLO: WORLD_VEHICLE_CONSTRUCTION_SOLO: : 07:00 - 11:00
    WORLD_VEHICLE_CONSTRUCTION_SOLO: : 15:00 - 18:00
    
    X:1195.894 Y:-1072.723 Z:40.24416
  15. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_DRIVE_PASSENGERS: CARS_CONSTRUCTION: 14:00 - 18:00
    
    X:-1111.609 Y:-962.4037 Z:1.424247
  16. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_CONSTRUCTION_PASSENGERS: CARS_CONSTRUCTION: 11:00 - 18:00
    
    X:-936.3489 Y:165.2591 Z:65.13227
  17. Ymap:
    WORLD_VEHICLE_CONSTRUCTION_PASSENGERS: : 11:00 - 18:00
    
    X:-900.4485 Y:413.2007 Z:83.80283


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