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"It's an iconic American image... A cop in sunglasses and unnecessarily tight pants, cruising down a dusty freeway on a Sovereign motorbike, pulling over female drivers and offering them two ways to pay their ticket."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Western Motorcycle Company Sovereign is a cruiser featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Independence Day Special update.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V

The Sovereign shares many traits with the Harley Davidson Road King.

The Sovereign is the civilian variant of the Police Bike, as it shares most of the design traits with it, only with a few tweaks on small detailings, including the replacement of emeregency lights with more street-standard lights. It always spawns with side and rear saddlebags, along with a patriotic livery that cannot be removed or edited. It has no customization options other than the tire smoke and rims. It can spawn with a tinted front windshield.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

Its performance is identical to the Police Bike and handles much like the Bagger. It has an excellent top speed, but acceleration leaves much to be desired. The bike gets most benefit from the performance upgrades available in Los Santos Customs, since these are mostly focused on acceleration. The motorcycle is quite heavy, and as a result, it is not as nimble and maneuverable as other lighter bikes in the game. It has a large turning radius.

GTA V 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.meta
N/A 84 / 135 4 N/A RWD 250 / 551 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed [?]
N/A N/A 4 V-Twin (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Sovereign-GTAV-RSCStats
Speed
72.434425%
Acceleration
67.5%
Braking
36.666668%
Traction
57.575756%

Modifications

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
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
Lights Xenon Lights $100 $2,000
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $
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

(Can't change wheel color)

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Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

Original Version
Enhanced Version

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Was purchasable from July 1, 2014 to August 4, 2014 on Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $120,000. Those who own a Sovereign can purchase another one at any time.
  • Again purchasable from July 1, 2015 to July 6, 2015 on Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $90,000 during the second Independence Day Special.
  • Again purchasable from July 1, 2016 to July 11, 2016 on Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $90,000 during the third Independence Day Special.
  • The Sovereign made its return with the 2017 Independence Day Special Event. It was available for purchase from June 30th until July 10th with a 25% discount.

Trivia

Grand Theft Auto V

  • There was a mod/glitch that could change the color of the Sovereign through use of the iFruit mobile app. By using this glitch, you could also apply window tint.
  • The Sovereign has had a special script added that defaults the Primary, Secondary, Pearlescent and Wheel colors, no matter what changes occur. This has effectively created no way to repaint the motorcycle. [1]
  • The Sovereign may spawn at Senora Freeway alongside a Hexer, both ridden by two civilians, this is probably a reference to the movie Easy Rider, in addition, this Sovereign has a tinted windshield.

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