Not to be confused with the Nightshade, a muscle car in Grand Theft Auto Online.
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The Liberty Chop Shop/Western Motorcycle Company Nightblade is a cruiser motorcycle featured in The Lost and Damned and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Bikers update.


The Lost and Damned

The Nightblade appears to be based on an Orange County Choppers 10th Anniversary or an older Harley Davidson Dyna Street Bob. This motorbike is mostly used by the Angels Of Death and can be considered as the counterpart of the Lycan.

Like other similar bikes, there was a Beta version of it in Grand Theft Auto IV, having the "Nightblade" badge on the transmission cover, as well as a different handlebar joint with a speedometer dial mounted on it.

Grand Theft Auto Online

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The Nightblade returns in Grand Theft Auto Online, completely redesigned with inspiration from the Harley Davidson Night Rod Special.

Notable changes are a small frame under the extended fuel tank, an air filter in front of the engine bay and the addition of tubular frames on the lower area. The seat only covers part of the rear section and rear-view mirrors were added to the handlebars. The Nightblade also sports new lights. The Nightblade’s overall design and available mods are notably sportier than typical cruiser motorcycles, some of which are completely unique to this bike.

The Nightblade uses a dial cluster based on those used by the Schafter or the Tailgater, but rearranged in a way that the speedometer is on the center, the temperature gauge on the left and the fuel gauge on the right. The tachometer from the dial set, however, is omitted.

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The Lost and Damned

As a chopper-style bike, the Nightblade feels heavy in both acceleration and handling. However, it still can reach high speeds, much like other similar choppers in the game and braking is acceptable.

The Nightblade barely perform wheelies due to its weight and may cause excessive wheelspins on dirt road, making it unsuitable for off-road getaways.

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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 78 / 125 5 N/A RWD 300 / 661
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A 5 V-Twin (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto Online

The Nightblade performs well for its type. It has a relatively high top speed and good acceleration. Its handling is also nippy compared to other choppers. Its heavy weight does not significantly restrict its ability to maneuver, although it does stop the player form being able to perform wheelies. Its durability is weak against harsh collisions and landings after a jump as it can only take a couple of punishments before the bike starts billowing smoke and eventually catch fire and explode.

The bike is powered by a push-rod V-Twin engine, producing a distinctively low-revving, loud engine sound.

GTA Online 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 88 / 142 5 N/A RWD 205 / 452 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A Pushrod V-Twin (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto Online

Category Modification Price Image
Armor No Armor $1,000
Armor Upgrade 20% $7,500
Armor Upgrade 40% $12,000
Armor Upgrade 60% $20,000
Armor Upgrade 80% $35,000
Armor Upgrade 100% $50,000
Brakes Stock Brakes $1,000
Street Brakes $20,000
Sport Brakes $27,000
Race Brakes $35,000
Body Work Frames Stock Frame $300
Side Vent Covers $900
Painted Livery Side Covers $1,500
Full vent Side Covers $1,700
Front Mudguards Stock Mudguard $2,200
Saber Mudguard $4,600
Sporty Mudguard $7,400
Fuel Tanks Stock Fuel Tank $200
Triple Vent Tank $700
Phantom Tank $1,150
Single Vent Phantom Tank $1,600
Triple Vent Phantom Tank $1,950
Engine Engine Blocks Stock Engine Block $700
Full Chrome Engine $1,100
Secondary Color Engine $1,350
Engine Tunes EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Air Filters Stock Air Filter $2,500
Air Dam Spoiler $5,500
Stealth Air Dam Spoiler $8,000
Cobra Air Dam Spoiler $10,500
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $260
Twin Side Exit Exhaust $750
Twin Side Exit Chrome Exhaust $1,800
Twin Big Bore Exhaust $3,000
Twin Bore Chrome Tip Exhaust $9,550
Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Livery None $11,400
Black Race Stripes $18,240
White Race Stripes $19,380
Yellow Race Stripes $20,520
Green Race Stripes $21,660
Red Race Stripes $22,800
White Scallops $23,370
Red Scallops $23,939
Blue Scallops $24,510
Orange Scallops $25,080
Green Tribal Flames $25,650
Red Tribal Flames $26,220
Yellow Tribal Flames $26,789
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Full Coverage
Plates Blue on White 1 $200
Blue on White 2 $200
Blue on White 3 $200
Yellow on Blue $300
Yellow on Black $600
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors -
Sell Sell Vehicle
Transmission Stock Transmission $1,000
Street Transmission $29,500
Sports Transmission $32,500
Race Transmission $40,000
Turbo None $5,000
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Wheels Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels -

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Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto Online


The Lost and Damned

  • The Nightblade appears, along with the much rarer Wolfsbane, in Malc's first random character encounter. After finding DeSean, he leads Malc and Johnny to the cheating bikers in Westminster, where their bikes can be seen. Once the random encounter is completed, the player can take one of the seven bikes, which three of them are Nightblades with a blue color.
  • Can be seen in the bike races.
  • May be one of the bikes the player has to steal for Angus.
  • Can be found driven near the Hickey Bridge, if the player is on a bike.
  • Can be found parked under the highway at the Angels of Death Clubhouse. This is under the Hickey Bridge on the southern edge of North Holland.
  • Can be found after midnight at the crossroad in front of the Linen Lounge (North Holland) while driving a Double T Custom.
  • Found in North Holland ridden by the Angels of Death in a unique teal blue color.

Grand Theft Auto Online



Grand Theft Auto Online

  • In the international Traditional Chinese release, the bike is called the 暗夜魅影 (lit. "Night Shade"), which shares the same name as the Nightshade, a 70s muscle car.
  • When the Bikers update first launched, there was a small promotional event for the Nightblade, where the player could unlock a Western Motorcycle Company hoodie upon purchasing the bike.


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