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As every Bagger owner will tell you without a trace of all-consuming regret, "It's a great bike for cruising". Which is another way of saying "It's a great bike for not going anywhere quickly or efficiently". So deep into grandpa chic it comes full circle and achieves gangland charm, this is the bike for you if you can't make up your mind and don't care how you look in the meantime.
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Western Motorcycle Company Bagger is a motorcycle featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Bagger's design seems to be based on the 2013 Harley Davidson Touring Road Glide Custom, albeit with much smaller and basic batwing fairing and a gas tank that instead resembles those used by Victory Motorcycles.

The design of the vehicle is very similar to the Freeway, only featuring minor changes to its bodywork. The front section features a painted mudguard with chrome trim on the lower borders, attached directly to the chrome forks. The upper area is predominated by a rounded fairing with dual circular headlights behind a glass casing and a glass visor on top, while the handlebars are attached to the upper clamp/plate by two support frames.

The main body features a black dual frame with silver/chrome frame and foot pads on the front, as well as a wide fuel tank similar to the one of the The Lost and Damned iteration of the Nightblade, rounded panels beside the oil tank and a black leather seat similar to the one of the Wolfsbane, with room for two occupants. The engine bay features an oval-shaped air filter and two exhaust pipes on the right side, which come from each cylinder block and merge into one single pipe. The top of the fuel tank features a single black analog dial, where in the enhanced version, uses the "Chopper Bike" dial set also shared with the Daemon and the Police Bike.

The rear section consist of a curved fender with part of the leather seat over it, silver/chrome frames on the sides and a single square tail light on the rear end, while large panniers are seen beside the rear fender, with the right one holding a license plate. The rear wheel is connected to the rest of the vehicle by a black two-sided swingarm, supported by two suspension springs attached to the side frames and having small foot pegs for the passenger. The chain drive and sprocket are seen on the left, while the exhaust pipe is seen on the right.

The bike spawns in a variety of single colors on the entirety of the bike, being the fenders, fairing, fuel tank, side body panels and side panniers. It also uses a set of chromed rims similar to the "Loops" rims available in Los Santos Customs and low-profile tires, with the rear one being slightly wider.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Bagger is, overall, fairly underwhelming. Its acceleration lags behind other motorcycles, even when fully upgraded, and is one of two motorcycles that, when fully upgraded, does not max out the acceleration stat (the other being the Faggio). Top speed is reasonable, but not able to keep up with virtually any other motorcycle. The cornering radius is reasonably wide, and usually requires braking of some amount. This motorcycle is, overall, a good touring motorcycle and good for cruising as it is smooth and easy to control, but feels underpowered compared to other motorcycles.

The Bagger is powered by a V-Twin engine claimed to have a displacement of 140cui (2.3L), coupled to a 4-speed gearbox. The Bagger uses a low-revving, odd-firing engine sound similar to the one found on the Hexer and the Daemon. However, it seems to emit a louder tone similar to the one found on the Police Bike and the Sovereign.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
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 81 / 130 4 N/A RWD 230 / 507 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 140cui (2.3L) (Franklin) N/A N/A N/A
Observed
8.8 Seconds 87 / 141 4 V-Twin (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Bagger-GTAV-RSCStats.png
Speed
69.751678%
Acceleration
52.499996%
Braking
40%
Traction
50%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

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
Short Slash Exhaust $375 $750
Custom Shotgun Exhaust $899 $1,800
Long Twin Exhaust $1,499 $3,000
Explosives Ignition Bomb N/A $5,000
Remote Bomb N/A $7,500
Fairings Stock Fairing $149 $298
Remove Fairing $195 $390
Frames Stock Frame $350 $700
Chrome Frame $550 $1,100
Custom Frame $675 $1,350
Fuel Tanks Fuel Tank $150 $300
Fuel Tank 1 $450 $900
Fuel Tank 2 $750 $1,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns - -
Lights Stock Lights $100 $100
Xenon Lights $100 $2,000
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $2,000
Plates* Blue on White 1 $50 $200
Blue on White 2 $50 $200
Blue on White 3 $50 $200
Yellow on Blue $75 $300
Yellow on Black $150 $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Saddle Bags Stock Saddle Bags $100 $200
Remove Saddle Bags $350 $700
Leather Saddle Bags $575 $1,150
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $1,600
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 - -
* Plates are unavailable if a custom "Saddle Bags" modification is installed.

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Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto V

Notable Owners

Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Spawns at Franklin's safehouse after the mission Repossession and is prominently seen when switching to him (except if he was driving a different vehicle).
  • Occasionally spawns on the highway near Vespucci Beach.
  • Spawns parked next to an Hexer in the northwestern side of Stab City. (Both are inside the yard to the left of the abandoned van.)
  • Sometimes randomly spawns on the streets of Los Santos.
  • Rarely spawns in Vinewood Hills.
  • Very rarely spawns on Clinton Avenue, near Pitchers.
  • If starting a mission as Franklin at his safehouse in Strawberry while on his Bagger, another might spawn near his safehouse.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

General

  • The motorcycle's name "Bagger" is a real life bike made by Harley Davidson and looks extremely similar to the Bagger in the game.
  • The default radio stations for Bagger are Radio Los Santos, West Coast Classics and The Lab.
  • The Bagger is implied to be one of the motorcycles used by The Lost MC, although it is not a chopper (the proof of it being a gang motorcycle is taken from Underbelly of Paradise TV show in-game, where it is seen being used by The Lost MC members). This is confirmed by its occasional spawn location in Stab City.
  • Fitting the correct modifications on the Bagger will make it resemble the GTA IV Freeway, albeit having two headlights instead of one.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • If the player modifies Franklin's Bagger, it will still have the mods whenever the player encounters it again, along with his Buffalo S. This also happens with Michael's Tailgater and Premier, Trevor's Bodhi, Tracey's Issi, and Amanda's Sentinel.
  • If the player manages to access Beeker's Garage in Paleto Bay on foot, and walks into the small office area on the left of the garage, a manual[1] for the Bagger can be seen which erroneously sports a Principe logo rather than a Western one. This was most likely a designer oversight.
  • This is one of three backup personal vehicles in GTA V that spawn on the street. The other two are the Sentinel and the Issi.
  • In Los Santos Customs, the Bagger can have either the leather Saddle Bags or no Saddle Bags at all, and if either are fitted, it will have no license plate, which makes it deemed illegal for the road.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • For anyone who views Franklin or their Online Garage on the Social Club, it will show a Bagger as a display for motorcycles. Upgrades installed will remain, unless changed.
  • After the Bikers update, the crew emblem was moved from the top of the tank to the sides of the fairing, showing up (often distorted) on the upper forks when the fairing is removed.
  • In the job room of a clubhouse, the player can see a Bagger in a picture[2] near the notice board that has a sissy bar which cannot be modified on the Bagger in the game. It is most likely a beta version.

References

  1. Bagger bike manual.

  2. Bagger-GTAO-ClubhouseImage.jpg

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