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This article or section refers to content in the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC renditions of Grand Theft Auto V and/or Grand Theft Auto Online, that is not featured on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions.
For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.
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"Nagasaki's spaceflight division is responsible for some of the most stylish and combustible designs ever to crash into the Atlantic. So when the same team put together a motorcycle prototype, you can be sure it'll break rules, skulls and bank accounts from the minute it goes on sale.
Note: the production model has had all offensive and defensive capabilities decommissioned, including the energy trail.
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Legendary Motorsport description.

The Nagasaki Shotaro is a vehicle featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the continuation of the Bikers update.

Design

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Shotaro is a high-end sports bike based primarily on the Lotus C-01, but also shares some major visual similarities with the Light Cycle in the Tron films, more specifically, the 5th generation design featured in the 2010 sequel Tron: Legacy. This is evident by the standard neon body kit, low-profile design and wheels of identical size. Furthermore, as implied by its name, some design influences are also derived from the futuristic bike owned by Shotoro Kaneda in the manga and film, Akira; these influences include the circular panelling over the center of the wheels and fully exposed tires, if the mudguards have been removed.

The Shotaro features a unique start-up sound and a secondary color that glows, being much more visible at night. The glow behaves similarly to neon lights, albeit on the body of the vehicle instead of underneath it. The tires are almost entirely covered and can only be seen when the vehicle is turned on its side. When the bike moves, dark lines can be seen moving under the glowing secondary color over each mudguard, creating a pulsing effect that increases in speed with the bike's acceleration.

Current Design Gallery


Performance

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Shotaro has an incredible top speed and acceleration, making it competitive with several other high-end sports bikes, including the Hakuchou Drag. It also has great handling around curves and is able to temporarily perform wheelies at low speeds.

GTA Online 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 99.1 / 159.5 6 N/A RWD 230 / 507 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 N/A N/A N/A RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
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Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Traction

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto Online

Type Upgrade Cost (Online)
Armor Armor Upgrade 20% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $50,000
Brakes Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Front Mudguard Remove Mudguard $4,370
Horns -
Lights Xenon Lights $7,500
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker Too Hot
Full Coverage Too Hot
Respray -
Crew Emblem $25,000
Sell Sell Vehicle Too Hot
Transmission Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $50,000
Wheels -

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The Shotaro is prominently featured in the new Adversary Mode, Deadline. In this mode, players have to take out other players by blocking them with the energy trail left by the Shotaro.

Locations

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Purchasable from Legendary Motorsport for $2,225,000 after completing one round of the Adversary Mode, Deadline. The player will unlock the bike regardless of whether they win or lose.

Video

GTA Online- Biker Update - Nagasaki Shotaro -Deadline-02:09

GTA Online- Biker Update - Nagasaki Shotaro -Deadline-

Trivia

General

  • The default radio station for the Shotaro is Non-Stop-Pop FM.
  • The Shotaro's main design influences, being the Lotus C-01 and the Light Cycle from Tron: Legacy, were both interestingly created by the same designer, Daniel Simon.
  • The bike is named after Shotaro Kaneda from the popular manga and film Akira. The bike also bears a strong resemblance to Kaneda's bike from its futuristic appearance.
    • The name could also have been inspired by the term Shotaro Complex, slang for sexual attraction to younger boys, usually by adult males. This would be another example of Rockstar's humor.
  • Additional references to the Tron franchise include the "offensive and defensive capabilities decommissioned, including the energy trail". The energy trails are obviously a reference to the characteristic trails made by these motorcycles.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The Shotaro is not road legal, due to the lack of a licence plate.
  • The Shotaro is fitted standard with bulletproof tires.
  • Upon starting the engine, the bike will produce a unique, electrical pulse sound.
  • The stock rims of this bike are non-existent, which can only be noticed when a Shotaro is destroyed, with the tires lacking any middle rim.
    • Furthermore, although the option to change the Shotaro's rims is available, it is not noticeable, as the bike's design completely covers the inner radius of both tires, even if the mudguards are removed. However, this does allow custom tires to be exposed.
  • In the Adversary Mode Deadline, the Shotaro features a variety of unique, futuristic echo air horns, none of which are available in Freemode.
    • The energy trails emitted by the Shotaro are featured exclusively in Deadline, as they would unbalance the game if they were to appear in Freemode.
  • Priced at $2,225,000, the Shotaro is by far the most expensive bike in the GTA Universe.
    • Before its official release, the price was originally stated to be $2,375,000.

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