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Not to be confused with the Akula, a stealth attack chopper in Grand Theft Auto Online.
"A Japanese crotch rocket sure to please the ladies."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Dinka Akuma (Kanji: 悪魔, Kana: あくま, lit. "Demon") is a motorcycle featured in the downloadable episodic pack The Ballad of Gay Tony for Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto Vand Grand Theft Auto Online.


The Ballad of Gay Tony

The Akuma is mainly based on the Buell XB12S, though it appears to be a streetfighter version of the Double T, sharing a lot of design cues with it; same front and rear ends, same fuel tank, same controls. However, the Akuma features a tubular frame, much like that of a Ducati Streetfighter or Triumph Speed Triple, instead of a solid one.

Although the bike is often said to be stripped down, it features many visual modifications. This includes optional front and rear fenders with the bike appearing with any of the two, both, or none at all and optional miniature carbon fibre fairing and rearview mirrors. It also includes three seating and exhaust pipe configurations along with the modifications, including:

  • A large framed seat with brake light and twin full-length exhaust pipes mounted underneath;
  • A medium-framed seat with a brake light and a full-length exhaust pipe mounted on the right side; and
  • A flat spring seat with no brake light, massive air intake and a short unrestricted exhaust outlet at the engine block.

Grand Theft Auto V

The bike returns to Grand Theft Auto V with almost the exact same design, albeit a larger amount of color scheme varieties. The only difference between The Ballad of Gay Tony rendition and the GTA V rendition is the addition of a rear hugger.

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The Ballad of Gay Tony

The Akuma is powered by a 4-cylinder engine coupled to a 5-speed transmission. This bike features a lightweight construction and has a relativity short wheelbase, making it ideal for city-streets getaways, and a good bike to use in trying to get the achievement/trophy Wheelie Rider. This short wheelbase, however, also means that it has a stability problem, which riders can feel when taking it on a high-speed corner. Acceleration is very impressive, but the brakes are not good enough to keep up with the speed.

The Akuma is one of the fastest motorcycles in the GTA IV trilogy so far, the fastest being the Double T Custom from The Lost and Damned.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 93 / 150 5 N/A RWD 200 / 441
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A 5 Inline-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

The Akuma is the fastest accelerating vehicle in the game and maxes out the acceleration stat before modifications are applied to it. Its top speed is fast without leaning forward, but unfortunately, the Akuma is unable to wheelie at top speed, reducing its effectiveness on long straights where motorcycles which can wheelie will fly ahead of the Akuma. The corners are where the Akuma excels by leaps in bounds, having one of the tightest cornering radii among vehicles, and is able to continually accelerate through corners, making it effective on races where there are fewer straights and more corners.

The Akuma's incredible cornering abilities and acceleration make it a very easy vehicle to use effectively, but that comes at the cost of a very low skill cap. As such, the Akuma is a very good choice for those inexperienced with motorcycles, but more skilled players would gravitate towards motorcycles such as the Hakuchou or Bati 801 which are more effective in skilled hands than the Akuma.

Because of the Akuma's immense acceleration and cornering abilities, the Akuma is a solid motorcycle for racing. Its inability to wheelie is a major issue on longer tracks, but it serves to be a true contender on more technical circuits.

GTA V Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 90 / 145 5 N/A RWD 250 / 551 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
3.96 Seconds 109 / 176 5 Inline-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto V

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online) Image
Armor No Armor $100 $1,000
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 Stock Brakes $100 $200
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
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $130 $260
Side Mounted Carbon Can $375 $750
Stubby Turbo Exhaust $899 $1,800
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Stock Lights $100 $100
Xenon Lights $100 $2,000
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A Too Hot
Full Coverage N/A Too Hot
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A Too Hot
Transmission Stock Transmission $100 $200
Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo None $500 $1,000
Turbo Tuning $2,500 $24,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels - -

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The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • It can be spawned by dialing 625-555-0200 on the phone. Using the cheat code is the fastest way to obtain an Akuma, as they are rarely seen driven around in single-player, like the Hakuchou.
  • Seen driven around in multiplayer.

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Available for purchase from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $9,000.



The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • Regardless of the Akuma spawns with the flat spring seat (which would make it lacking a tail light), the light reflection on the ground can be still seen when braking or at night.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Adding a custom exhaust may remove the tail light, leaving an empty slot on the rear end (as when the same light is broken).

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