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For the police bikes in other games, see HPV-1000 or VCPD WinterGreen.

The Western Motorcycle Company Police Bike is a police motorcycle that appears in The Ballad of Gay Tony, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

The Ballad of Gay Tony

It is based on the Harley-Davidson Road King FLHP. It is similar to an Electra Glide, but is closer in design to the Road King due to the lack of a fairing. The Police Bike can only seat one person due to the top box for the electrical system being in the way, which means it has the smallest passenger capacity of any vehicle in the game, along with several vehicles (such the Forklift, the Rhino, etc.). In multiplayer the police are not seen riding the bike or pursuing the player in it (much like the Police Stinger and Police Buffalo).

Grand Theft Auto V

In Grand Theft Auto V, the bike reappears with almost the exact look as in TBoGT, except for a few details. The bike no longer features high sirens, but they are replaced by more LED lights over the front wheel cover, the sides and the rear end of the rear section of the same (instead of being turned on when the vehicle's engine is on, these are currently emergency lights). Unlike the previous appearance, police officers are seen using these bikes.

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery

Performance

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Being based on a Harley-Davidson Road King, the bike is somewhat heavy but high in power and torque, meaning its top speed and acceleration are average for motorcycles, but higher than most cars. However, the handling is excellent for such a heavy bike, with its powerful brakes being another positive. The bike can also withstand more damage than any other bike in the game, and takes virtually no damage when shot in the saddle bags.

TBoGT Overview

Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Layout/Type/Decal Detail)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gears
(Number + Type)
Mass
(Kg / lb)

n/a

Top Speed (Handling.dat)
n/a
Top Speed (Tested)
n/a

V-Twin (In-game model)

Drivetrain (Handling.dat)
n/a
Drivetrain (Tested)
RWD

Gears (Handling.dat)
n/a
Gears (Tested)
5

350 / 772


Grand Theft Auto V

Returning to Grand Theft Auto V, the bike's acceleration and top speed capabilities remain unchanged, however, the response of setting off (including traction) has been greatly improved, and with GTA V's new handling physics, the bike is much more responsive for cornering and braking. Because of the bike's weight, the Police Bike isn't a bike capable of successful or easy wheelies, often the bike attempts to pull itself back down when at high speed due to gravitational force, but it also tends to be sluggish at wheelies even at moderate speeds.

GTA V Overview

Source Acceleration
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
Top Speed
(mph / km/h)
Engine Details
(Cubic Capacity/Layout/Type)
Drivetrain
(AWD / FWD / RWD)
Gearbox
Number + Type
Mass
(Kg / lb)

Defined/Claimed
(i.e. Game data definitions, or claimed in-game.) (Claimed Top Speeds)

n/a n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

250 / 551 (handling.dat)

Observed/Tested
(i.e. recorded/tested using in-game data.) (Observed Top Speeds & Acceleration Times)

n/a n/a

V-Twin (In-game model)

RWD

4

Mass cannot be observed.


Image Gallery

Locations

The Ballad of Gay Tony (multiplayer only)

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Can be found parked on the sides of roads and highways in Blaine County. (An officer is present however).
  • Can occasionally be found between 1:00 AM and 04:00 AM at the train station under the Olympic Freeway on Strawberry Avenue.
  • Can sometimes be found just outside the entrance of Dignity Village during the daytime.
  • Can occasionally be found parked outside police stations, usually in daytime (XB1/PS4/PC)

Grand Theft Auto Online

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • The default radio station for the Police Bike are Liberty Rock Radio 97.8 and rarely LCHC (multiplayer only).
  • In The Ballad of Gay Tony, if the player turns on the siren and looks through the windshield, they may notice that they can see right through the coverings on the high sirens, as if they had been shot off. This also happens when they are submerged in water.
  • Oddly, the Police Bike features blue and red lights instead of the LCPD standard red and white lights, similar to the Police Stinger and the Police Stockade.
  • Sometimes, when activating the vehicle's siren, traffic will not react as they would do with other law enforcement vehicles.
  • When the vehicle's rear lights are broken, the light placements will lose textures inside it, unlike other vehicles where these are shown as a grey square with what appear to be the light bulb on the middle. This causes the impression that these lights disappear entirely from the vehicle.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The civilian variant of the Police Bike is the Sovereign.
  • Getting on the Police Bike grants the player a Pistol.
  • In the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions, the bike's 'red' lights appear to have more of an amber color than a red one. This is corrected in the enhanced version.
  • In GTA V, If the player is being chased by a Police Bike, the officer will shoot at the player even if the player only has one star.
  • Despite having LSPD livery on the bike, SAHP officers are the only police force seen using it in GTA V.
  • The unit number (69269) on the LSPD Police Bike is a reference to the 69 sex position.
  • Unlike any other emergency vehicle in the game, the Police Bike's rear light will not flash when the lights and sirens are activated.
  • The siren has been changed in the enhanced version; the primary siren is now a yelp-siren and its noise is more electric.

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