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"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"
Southern San Andreas Super Autos 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 to Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of The Last Team Standing Update.

Design

Episodes from Liberty City

"The grand tourer to top them all! Able to blaze coast to coast with ease thanks to its 1300cc monster. 200bhp "bullet train" engine and wind tunnel developed bodywork this bike is the one to choose!! The Hakuchou is a King mother fucking missile. Twisties might tie this bitch in a knot though. Keep it straight lining on this beast."
Uptown Riders description.
"Fuck if I could pronounce it, but a "Ha-Ha-Coochie-koo" is now in your possession, Angus."
Johnny Klebitz.

The Hakuchou is 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, however in China, Korea and Japan 白鳥 means White swan in most cases) or simply くぐい (鵠); both mean swan.

Grand Theft Auto V

The Hakuchou returns to GTA V as part of The Last Team Standing Update. It uses the almost exact same design as the Episodes from Liberty City rendition, albeit with differences to the colour schemes.

Unlike the TLAD variant, the Hakuchou in GTA V has limited modifications at Los Santos Customs, and cannot have its bodywork modified, and it also lacks the swing-arm option like the Double-T.

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Performance

Episodes from Liberty City

The Hakuchou is a very well performing motorcycle with superior characteristics in speed and acceleration. The bike immediately gains speed thanks to its powerful engine, and good traction results in no loss of control when accelerating in a straight line, and no drag. The bike leans very well thanks to its light weight, but sometimes tends to lose control when cornering at high speeds. The bike is also very good at "drifting", somewhat too much, causing the bike to yet again lose control. Although the turning radius is quite high, it still manages to oversteer, and cornering into 2-lane roads often needs the player to slow the bike down significantly to avoid this oversteer. The vehicle sports a high-revving engine.

EFLC Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.dat
N/A 93 / 150 5 N/A RWD 250 / 551
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 200 bhp 1300cc (1.3L) (Website) N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 N/A RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

The Hakuchou is a power-house motorcycle with a beefy body shell that contains a strong, powerful engine. It is a more powerful sports bike compared to the Bati 801, bearing a longer wheelbase compared to other sport bikes. The steadiness and bulkiness of the bike can however, end up being a deficit for inexperienced drivers due to the misleading nature of the bike being so sturdy as It gives the appearance of that it can crash into signs and collide with other vehicles without much consequence when in fact, the force required to throw the driver off is the exact same as other much more lighter bikes.

While the Hakuchou's acceleration among similar motorcycles is unremarkable without upgrades, its top speed is one of the Hakuchou's most defining traits, Able to keep up with the Akuma and outrun the Bati 801 on the straights, It is a force to be reckoned with. Its top speed can be boosted even further by the Hakuchou's trait of being able to do a wheelie at top speed to increase its already impressive velocity to lengths by a noticeable margin. The handling is however the achilles' heel of this motorcycle, as its long wheelbase means the Hakuchou has a wide turning circle and when combined with Its 250 kilo weight, It leaves a lot to be desired in terms of response when turning, especially for users that moved to it from driving previously much lighter and more agile motorcycles. As such, the Hakuchou is a good choice for someone that values speed over handling, or for highway riding because of its power in a straight line.

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.dat
N/A 94 / 152 6 N/A RWD 250 / 551 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
N/A 115 / 185 6 N/A RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Hakuchou-GTAV-RSCStats
Speed 81.555809%
Acceleration 78.75%
Braking 46.666668%
Traction 69.696968%


Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $500 $3,600
Armor Upgrade 40% $1,250 $6,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $2,000 $9,600
Armor Upgrade 80% $3,500 $16,800
Armor Upgrade 100% $5,000 $24,000
Brakes Street Brakes $2,000 $4,000
Sport Brakes $2,700 $5,400
Race Brakes $3,500 $7,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $900 $1,800
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $1,250 $2,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $1,800 $3,600
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $3,350 $6,700
Lights Xenon Lights $100 $2,000
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $
Respray - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $
Transmission Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $2,500 $24,000
Wheels - -

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Variants

Hakuchou Custom

Main article: Hakuchou Custom

The Hakuchou Custom is a customized version of the Hakuchou, based on custom Hayabusa drag bikes.

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

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

The Lost and Damned

  • 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".

The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • 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, where the case-sensitive file programming cause it to fail to spawn. 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 uppercase H to a lowercase h.(Hakuchou to hakuchou). After doing this, the Hakuchou will spawn on the streets normally.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • In GTA V, the brake discs do not move when the wheels are moving. This is most likely a developer oversight. This also happens with the Thrust and Innovation. However, this has been fixed in enhanced version.
  • The kanji character "死" written on the bike's side means death.

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