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"Bold and futuristic when you first saw these feet forwards motorcycles in 80s anime, this is as close as you'll get to commuting in a retro movie prop. Carbon fiber bodywork, pointless LED displays, stealth bomber styling: very few people are vain and wealthy enough to invest this much money in cosplay. Just make sure you're one of them."
Legendary Motorsport description.

The Dinka Vindicator is a motorcycle featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, as part of the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2 Update.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V

The Vindicator is based on the Honda NM4 Vultus, with the rear's briefly having the features as a Honda Range Adventure. It has a custom seat and lacks the front light, but instead is split up into two. The first-person view includes a digital speedometer and tachometer found in the Utility Truck.

On the sides, the vehicle labels "DN4 Vindicator", as well as "Dinka".

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

The Vindicator is generally comparable to the Thrust in terms of handling and feel. Acceleration is lacking for a motorcycle, and its top speed is acceptable. Handling, especially for a motorcycle, is very poor; the motorcycle has a major issue with understeer due to its long wheelbase, and often won't be able to go around a corner without some form of braking. Similar to the Lectro, the Vindicator has a KERS boost ability, which means the excess energy lost by braking can be re-gained via the usage of the horn button. Compared to the Lectro, the Vindicator is better suited for KERS because its poor handling means that the motorcycle brakes in more corners than similar bikes, therefore generating more KERS boost opportunities.

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.dat
N/A 92 / 148 6 N/A RWD 280 / 617 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
8 Seconds 110 / 177 N/A 670cc VTwin 29hp (Website) N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
N/A N/A 6 N/A RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Vindicator-GTAV-RSCStats
Speed 81.555809%
Acceleration 66.25%
Braking 50%
Traction 60.000004%

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
Exhaust Twin Chrome Exhaust $375 $
Chrome Tip Exhaust $899 $
Twin Chrome Tip Exhaust $1,499 $
Titanium Exhaust $4,770 $
Twin Carbon Exhaust $4,870 $
Fairing Carbon Fairing $550 $
Front Mudguard Carbon Front Mudguard $195 $
Lights Xenon Lights $100 $2,000
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $
Respray - -
Saddle Bags Custom Storage Boxes $350 $
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 - -

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Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

  • The description of the Vindicator is a reference to the 1988 Japanese animation Akira, in which the protagonist Kaneda rides an iconic retro futuristic bike. Said bike was stated to be one of the major design influences of the Honda NM4. However, this bike was soon ultimately succeeded by Shotaro, another bike that strongly resembles Kaneda's futuristic bike in the enhanced version from the Bikers update.
  • The website vehicle stats mistakenly states that the Vindicator's engine power is 29hp. An engine with such power is acceptable for small engines like those on zero turn lawn mowers, but pretty low for a motorcycle like the Vindicator.
    • The Honda NM4 Vultus, the real-life inspiration of the Vindicator, should produce an engine power of at least 55hp, roughly twice the amount of that of the Vindicator.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The KERS feature does not work in Grand Theft Auto V, only in Grand Theft Auto Online, similar to how the KERS feature does not work on the Lectro if it is modded into story mode. In addition, the Vindicator does not have a horn like the Lectro.
    • As of the Cunning Stunts update, the Lectro and Vindicator can now use their KERS boost in races (if enabled in the Creator).

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