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The bike features a ligtweight body smilar to the Akuma, featuring a front mudguard attached to the front wheel by black frames, as well as a shield-shaped fairing with two small circular headlamps, in a stacked positioning. The main body features a tall grille column, the main frame, small panels around the engine bay and a large fuel tank, while the rear section features a small seat, additional support frames, a single rear light and a license plate below the seat. The rear wheel is attached to the body by thin swingarms, which are supported by a single suspension spring and having a small rear mudguard. The engine bay is very exposed and features a small carbon-fibre exhaust tube with a chrome tip. The upper plate uses "Sports Bike" analog dials with a digital display on the centre. The Defiler sports a fully-animated chain drive.
The primary colour of the bike is applied on most of the bike's components, while the secondary colour is applied on the frame, fork legs, clamps and small details on the front mudguard, fairing and front body panels. The wheels are of a unique design, using four-spoke rims.
The Defiler's speed and handling rivals that of the Hakuchou and the Akuma, having excellent speed and turning radius in terms of tacking corners and weaving through traffic with relative ease. However, it falls behind motorcycles such as the Hakuchou Drag or the Bati 801/801RR. It can still perform wheelies, however, allowing to pass over small obstacles.
The bike is powered by what looks like a 3-cylinder engine, evidenced by the three tubes coming from the front of the engine block. Said engine is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox and the sound is derived from the one used in the Akuma and the Hakuchou.
Installing any "Headlight" modification will increase its traction slightly, in the same way as a spoiler.
Four pre-modified variants of the Defiler can be chosen as getaway vehicles to steal for The Diamond Casino Heist. They are one of the four sets of vehicles driver Zach Nelson randomly allocates for the player.
The Rockstar Games Social Club images show features not available to the player in the game, including the removal of the secondary (frame) coloured pin striping on the body including the fairing modification and a Shitzu badge on the fuel tank (only visible on the pre-2019 image) and a Shitzu logo on the clutch cover (visible on the pre-2019 image and post-2019 cinematic preview image).