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This super-fast sports bike can take you from zero to permanent vegetative state in under two and a half seconds. It's not a question of if this bike will kill you, but when, so pay up, and live dangerously
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Shitzu Hakuchou (Japanese: ハクチョウ) is a sports bike featured in The Lost and Damned, The Ballad of Gay Tony, Grand Theft Auto V, and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Last Team Standing Update.


Episodes from Liberty City

The grand tourer to top them all! Able to blaze coast to coast with ease thanks to its 1300cc monster. 200bhp "bullet train" engine and wind tunnel developed bodywork this bike is the one to choose!! The Hakuchou is a King mother fucking missile. Twisties might tie this bitch in a knot though. Keep it straight lining on this beast.
Uptown Riders description.
Fuck if I could pronounce it, but a "Ha-Ha-Coochie-koo" is now in your possession, Angus.
Johnny Klebitz.

The Hakuchou is mainly based on the 2008–present Suzuki Hayabusa, while the headlights and rear seats appear to be inspired by those of the 1996-2007 Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird. The Hakuchou also features the Kanji letter 死 (meaning "death" in Japanese) on both sides of the body, in a similar manner to the Hayabusa's Kanji lettering 隼.

Described as "a grand tourer to top them all" with "wind tunnel developed bodywork", the Hakuchou is distinguished by its more aerodynamic profile compared to the Bati 800 and the Double T, where the front section features a large front mudguard attached to the fork legs, while the upper area is occupied by the front fairing with a triangle-shaped headlamps, "SHITZU" marking above the lamp and a long glass visor. The portions beside the centre are occupied by thin vertical intakes next to the mudguards, triangular amber indicators and triangular mirror wings on top of the fairing. The area inside the fairing is mostly finished in carbon fibre and houses two analog dials, while the upper clamp/plate holds two independent handlebars.

On the main body, the engine bay is mostly covered by the fairing, having an open frontal section, side exit vents, carbon-fibre upper surfaces and side markings displaying the bike's name, followed by a silver/chrome basic frame. The fuel tank is relatively large and has a circular cap on top, as well as side markings displaying the manufacturer name.

The rear area is occupied by a black seat with room for two occupants, a small red tail lamp on the rear end and a plate holder below, with the corresponding license plate and amber indicators. The rear wheel is connected to the rest of the bike by a dual-sided swing-arm finished in silver/chrome, having a single suspension spring and the corresponding chain drive and sprocket on the left. There are foot pegs for both occupants and silver/chrome exhaust tubes with carbon-fibre finish on the wide portions.

The bike is mostly painted with a primary colour on the front mudguard, fairing, mirror wings, fuel tank and rear section, while the secondary colour is applied on the frontal portion of the fairing, in the form of dual stripes on the sides, the lower fairing and the rims. It uses five-spoke dual rims and medium-profile tyres, with the rear one being wider.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Hakuchou returns with the same design as the Episodes from Liberty City rendition, albeit with updated light textures. In the enhanced version, it uses the same "Sports Bike" dial set as motorcycles such as the PCJ-600 and the Akuma.

Colour distribution is the same, where the primary colour is applied on the front mudguard, fairing, mirror wings, fuel tank and rear section, while the secondary colour is applied on the frontal portion of the fairing, in the form of dual stripes on the sides, the lower fairing and the rims. Even though files list the bike with either default alloy or red wheel colour, they are not applied on the rims at all due to the secondary paint, and will only be shown on custom rims. It also retains the same five-spoke dual rim design.

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Version History Gallery


Episodes from Liberty City

The Hakuchou is a very well performing motorcycle with excellent speed and acceleration. The bike immediately gains speed thanks to its powerful engine, and good traction results in no loss of control when accelerating in a straight line. The bike leans very well thanks to its light weight, but tends to lose control when cornering at high speeds. The bike is also very good at "drifting", somewhat too much, causing the bike to lose control. Although the turning radius is quite high, it still manages to oversteer, and cornering into 2-lane roads often requires the player to slow the bike down significantly to avoid this oversteer.

The Hakuchou is stated by the Uptown Riders website to use a 1300cc (1.3L) engine pushing 200bph, yet the in-game model is not very clear to define. It sports a 5-speed gearbox and a high-revving engine, appearing to be a higher-pitched and heavily-edited variation of the one used on the PCJ-600.

EFLC Overview

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 250 / 551
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 200 bhp 1300cc (1.3L) (Website) N/A N/A
N/A N/A 5 N/A RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Hakuchou is a power-house motorcycle with a beefy body shell that contains a strong, powerful engine. It is more powerful than the Bati 801, and bears a longer wheelbase compared to other sport bikes. The bike can, however, be misleading for inexperienced drivers, as its steadiness and bulkiness implies superior crash resistance compared to other bikes, when in actual fact it is the same as some much lighter ones.

While the Hakuchou's acceleration is unremarkable without upgrades, its top speed is one of the its most defining traits, being able to keep up with the Akuma and outrun the Bati 801 on the straights. The Hakuchou's top speed can be boosted even further by its excellent ability to peform wheelies at top speed, increasing its already impressive velocity by a noticeable margin. The handling is, however, the achilles' heel of this motorcycle, as its long wheelbase means that the Hakuchou possesses a wide turning circle and, when combined with its 250kg weight, leaves a lot to be desired in terms of response when turning. As such, the Hakuchou is a good choice for someone that values speed over handling, or for highway riding because of its straight line power.

While one is able to go considerably faster than normal top speed while doing a wheelie, one can also push forward on the left thumb stick (controller), also known as "Leaning Forward," which also greatly increases acceleration. However, while leaning forward on the Hakuchou, it is more difficult to make minor steering adjustments.

Again, the Hakuchou sports an engine whose model is not clear to define, and is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. It uses the same engine sound as the Akuma and the Double T.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 94 / 152 6 N/A RWD 250 / 551 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A 115 / 185 6 N/A RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Cost (GTA V) Cost (GTA Online)
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
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
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 - -
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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Episodes from Liberty City

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online


Hakuchou Drag

HD Universe
The Hakuchou Drag in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

The Hakuchou Drag (formerly "Hakuchou Custom") is a customized version of the Hakuchou featured in The Lost and Damned, based on custom Hayabusa drag bikes. It returns to Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Bikers update, renamed as the Hakuchou Drag.


The Lost and Damned

The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • Very rarely spawns when riding an Akuma in Star Junction.
  • Very rarely spawns when driving a Coquette in Star Junction.
  • Available for races during Multiplayer mode.

Grand Theft Auto V

Original version
Enhanced version

Grand Theft Auto Online



The Lost and Damned

  • Johnny Klebitz humorously mispronounces the name of the bike, calling it "Ha-ha-coochie-koo" after one of Angus' Bike Thefts.
  • Johnny Klebitz's aversion to imports is expressed if he orders this bike from Clay - he will often call it "Jap Scrap" or a "Rice Rocket".

The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • Due to a typing error in the game files, the Hakuchou does not spawn as expected, as seen in early screenshots of the game. This can be remedied by editing the cargrp.dat file with Notepad and changing the uppercase 'H' of 'Hakuchou' to a lowercase 'h' within both POPCYCLE_GROUP_FASHION and POPCYCLE_GROUP_SHOPPING_RICH. After doing this, the bike will appear on the streets much more frequently.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The brake discs do not spin as the wheels are moving, much like the Thrust and Innovation. This is most likely a developer oversight.
    • This has been fixed in the enhanced version.