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"An Italian that is rough around the edges but smooth where it counts and plenty of gas in the tank to go the extra mile with sexual analogies."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Pegassi Ruffian is a motorbike that appears in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto V

The Ruffian is manufactured by the supercar company Pegassi and is mainly based on the Ducati Monster design, with similar engine molding, gas tank, headlight, taillights, exhaust system and seats, albeit with a longer, wider tail section.

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Grand Theft Auto V

The Ruffian is a very quick and versatile sportsbike. It's one of the fastest bikes in the game, only falling behind the Bati 801, Dinka Akuma and Shitzu Vader. Like other high-end motorcycles in GTA V, it is powered by a water cooled engine [citation/verification needed] giving it excellent acceleration and decent top speed. Greater stability is credited to its longer wheelbase, which makes cruising at high speeds safer than other shorter bikes. 

On the other hand, cornering does suffer from this. It is considerably less agile than other motorcycles thus not well suited for twisty race circuits. Stunt agility, however, is notable. Pulling tricks with this bike is quite easy thanks to its high ride height, ease of performing wheelies and light weight. 

GTA V Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
N/A 87 / 140 5 N/A RWD 250 / 551 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
N/A 115 / 185 5 3 cylinder (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Speed 75.11718%
Acceleration 85%
Braking 36.666668%
Traction 59.090912%


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
Bodywork Custom Frame $550 $1,100
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
Exhaust Twin Carbon Can $375 $750
Stubby Turbo Exhaust $899 $1,800
Front Forks Custom Forks $195 $390
Lights Xenon Lights $100 $2,000
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $1,250
Rear Mudguards Carbon Rear Mudguard $195 $7,500
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $1,000
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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Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online



  • "Ruffian" is a word used to describe a violent person, usually involved in crime.
  • Its name could be a reference to Ruffian, an American champion thoroughbred racehorse.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The Ruffian looks very similar to the PCJ-600 motorcycle, having the same engine arrangement, wheelbase, front forks and front brakes.
  • With the bodywork mod, it will to look very similar to the Akuma. A good way to determine the difference is by looking at the headlights, for the Akuma has two small bulbs and the Ruffian has two large bulbs.
  • It is possible to modify the bike in GTA V by removing the rear number plate, which would make it illegal to drive on the road. Other vehicles that lack plates include the Sanchez, the Zentorno (PS3/360 only), the PCJ-600 (once modified), the Bagger (once modified), the Akuma (in GTA V), the Double-T (once modified) and the Dune Buggy, although it could be argued the latter is not supposed to be a road-legal vehicle.



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