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


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 L3 engine 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

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

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

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RWD (Handling.dat)

5 (Handling.dat)

250 / 551 (Handling.dat)

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

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Mass cannot be observed.

Modifications (GTA V)

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  • There is a streetfighter variant of the Ruffian, which the player will usually receive when ordering this in This variant is also available as a random trim.

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Grand Theft Auto V

  • Can sometimes be found driving in Vinewood
  • Can be obtained during the mission Paleto Score Setup. Even if the mission is finished by Michael, Trevor can still adquire it in the car inpound.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can be bought for $10,000 (GTA V)/$9,000 (GTA Online) in the website mentioned previously. As explained above, the bike usually appears in a streetfighter variant.



  • "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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