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"Great for cruising in the dirt or running an illegal across the border."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Shitzu Vader is a streetfighter featured in The Ballad of Gay Tony, and Grand Theft Auto V.

Design

The Ballad of Gay Tony

The bike's overall design appears to be inspired by various Kawasaki naked bike models (which include the Versys, Ninja, Z-series and ER-6n), featuring a similar shaped body and seat layout. It also takes design cues from other standard bikes such as the Honda Hornet, Yamaha Fazer, and to a lesser extent, the KTM Duke 200.

Grand Theft Auto V

The bike's initial design and influence remain identical, but the bike will now spawn with smaller features and different colour variations.

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Performance

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Acceleration and braking are average, but the top speed is impressive. Being a standard bike, the Vader does not handle as sharp as a typical sportsbike. However, thanks to its stability, this bike is more suitable for a long distance trip than any sportsbikes in the game (Except for the Hakuchou, which is a semi touring sportsbike). It is also a great choice for those who does not want the heavy weight of a cruiser bike or a semi touring bike. Its short wheelbase and height make it an easy bike for doing a wheelie.

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

Inline-4 (In-game model)

Drivetrain (Handling.dat)
RWD
Drivetrain (Tested)
RWD

Gears (Handling.dat)
5
Gears (Tested)
5

240 / 529 (Handling.dat)


Grand Theft Auto V

The Vader returns with minimal performance changes, other than a slightly-lowered curb weight, now weighing in a 240 kg, and tweaks to handling and turning cycles. The top speed remains the same, but thanks to GTA V's altered handling system, acceleration seems to be more responsive due to better traction; a result of the alterations to the handling system.

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

RWD (Handling.dat)

n/a

230 / 507 (Handling.dat)

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

n/a n/a

Inline-4 (In-game model)

RWD (Handling.dat)

n/a

Mass cannot be observed.


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 $1,125
Respray - -
Crew Emblem N/A $25,000
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $900
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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Variants

The Ballad of Gay Tony

There are two variations of this bike. One (pictured above) has twin exhausts mounted under the seat, and no license plate; while the other has large twin side exhausts and a Liberty City license plate.

Locations

The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • The player can spawn the Vader via the cheat code: 625-555-3273.
  • May also rarely spawn in parts of Algonquin and Alderney.
  • Spawns in traffic in TBoGT multiplayer.
  • Appears more frequently if the player is driving a Coquette or Super GT, especially around The Triangle and southern Alderney.

Grand Theft Auto V

Trivia

  • The default radio stations for the Vader are:
  • The Vader has the highest top speed (100 mph/160km) of any bike available in TBoGT. [1]
  • The name may be a nod to Darth Vader, the main antagonist of the Star Wars movies.
  • The name could also be a reference to the former WWE wrestler, Leon Allen White, a.k.a. Big Van Vader.
  • Vader is Dutch for the word "Father", there's also a Polish band named "Vader".
  • Like several other motorcycles and vehicles, it lacks a license plate, making it deemed illegal to be driven on the road.

See Also

References

  1. http://www.gta4.net/ballad-of-gay-tony/vehicles/?Type=1&Unit=imperial&Sort=Speed&Mass=on&Speed=on&Accel=on&Drive=on&Braking=on

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