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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"
Southernsanandreassuperautos.com 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 in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of The Last Team Standing Update.

Design

Episodes from Liberty City

"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 most of the time) 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.

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Version History Gallery

Performance

Episodes from Liberty City

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Grand Theft Auto V

The Hakuchou is a power-house motorcycle with a beefy body shell that has 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

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Modifications (GTA V)

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Variants

HakuchouCustom-TLAD-front

The Hakuchou Custom, as seen in TLAD.

Main article: Hakuchou Custom

The Hakuchou Custom is a customized version of the Hakuchou, being based on custom Hayabusas in real-life. The Hakuchou Custom is the fastest bike in The Lost and Damned and the whole series.

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."
  • 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.

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, 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 capital H to small (E.g. Hakuchou to hakuchou). After doing this the Hakuchou will spawn 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 written on the bike's side is short-hand for "小さなペニス" (chīsana penisu), or "tiny penis."

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