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For the police bikes in other games, see HPV-1000 or VCPD WinterGreen.

The Western Motorcycle Company Police Bike is a police motorcycle that appears in The Ballad of Gay Tony, Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.

Design

The Ballad of Gay Tony

The Police Bike is seemingly based on the Harley-Davidson Road King FLHP. It is similar to an Electra Glide, but is closer in design to the Road King due to the lack of a fairing.

The Police Bike appears to be similar to the Wolfsbane, albeit with additional framework added for protection, smaller wheels, and the necessary policing and road-cruising equipment added. The front section features a bulky fender/mudguard with amber lights on either side and mounted to the fork legs, while the upper area consist of a circular headlight pod with a silver/chrome trim around, a tall windshield/visor with white "POLICE" markings on the front and a set of square turn signals and emergency lights on either side of the lower triple clamp. The handlebars are supported by dual frames and connected to the base of the windshield framing, in place of a traditional upper plate.

On the main body, the bike features a dual main frame on the front and additional frames on the sides, with the right one mounting a horn/loudhailer. The fuel tank is relatively small and features two caps on either side and a single speedometer on the center, while a black leather seat is seen extending towards the rear and a square oil tank below it. The engine bay features an oval-shaped air filter and exhaust pipes on the right side, with the latter coming from each cylinder block and splitting towards either side of the bike. An additional pipe also comes from the rear cylinder block and merges with the right exhaust pipe. The front area also has foot pads for the rider.

The rear section consist of a large fender/mudguard with additional framework for the equipment and a plate holder on the end with what looks like two blue circular lights beside it that function when the engine is on. The top frame mounts a single box, dual antenna, rectangular tail lights and tall beacons, while the side frames/racks mount two larger boxes and a set of rear-facing turn signals and emergency lights. The rear wheel is connected to a dual-sided swingarm, having dual suspension springs mounted to the side frames and the corresponding chain drive and sprocket on the left. Due to the rear equipment, the Police Bike only has capacity for the rider, despite still featuring rear foot pegs for a passenger, like most conventional bikes.

The vehicle is only seen in a white color with LCPD markings on the fenders, fuel tank and boxes, with the emblems seen on either end. It uses a set of rims similar to the Freeway and wrapped in medium-profile tires, with the rear wheel being slightly wider.

In multiplayer, LCPD officers are not seen riding the bike or pursuing the player in it (like the Police Stinger and Police Buffalo), unless they find it within their proximity, like most civilian vehicles.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

In Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, the bike reappears with almost the exact look as in TBoGT, except for a few details. The bike no longer features tall beacon lights and dual antenna, but makes use of modern LED lights on either side of the front fender, above either side boxes and behind the top box. The tail light units were moved below the top frame's height and the blue lights beside the license plate work as additional emergency lights. The windshield/visor has an unknown window tint applied by default.[1]

In the enhanced version, the speedometer dial on the fuel tank uses the same "Chopper Bike" dial set also shared with motorcycles such as the Bagger and the Daemon, and the amber lights were given a more red color to match with other LSPD vehicles. It also gains an updated sire sound, being a yelp-siren and its noise is more electric.

Again, the bike is only available in white, but features LSPD markings on the fenders and top box, with the emblems and motto seen on either side of the fuel tank. It also retains the same wheel design as before.

Despite having an LSPD livery on the bike, the only force to use it are the San Andreas Highway Patrol.

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Performance

The Ballad of Gay Tony

Being based on a Harley-Davidson Road King, the bike is somewhat heavy but high in power and torque, meaning its top speed and acceleration are average for motorcycles, but higher than most cars. However, the handling is excellent for such a heavy bike, with its powerful brakes being another positive. The bike can also withstand more damage than any other bike in the game, and takes virtually no damage when shot in the saddle bags.

The bike is powered by a V-Twin engine and coupled to a 5-speed gearbox. It also shares the engine sound with the Angel, the Daemon and the Wayfarer.

TBoGT Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.dat
N/A 81 / 130 5 N/A RWD 350 / 772
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 V-Twin (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Returning to Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, the bike's acceleration and top speed capabilities remain unchanged. However, the response of setting off (including traction) has been greatly improved, and with GTA V's new handling physics, the bike is much more responsive for cornering and braking. Because of the bike's weight, the Police Bike is not a bike capable of successful or easy wheelies, often the bike attempts to pull itself back down when at high speed due to gravitational force, but it also tends to be sluggish at wheelies even at moderate speeds.

Again, the bike is powered by a V-Twin engine, but this time coupled to a 4-speed gearbox. The Police Bike 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 Bagger.

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 84 / 135 4 N/A RWD 250 / 551 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 4 V-Twin (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Traction

Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Locations

The Ballad of Gay Tony (multiplayer only)

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Can be found parked on the sides of roads and highways in Blaine County (An officer is present, however).
  • Can occasionally be found between 1:00 AM and 4:00 AM at the train station under the Olympic Freeway on Strawberry Avenue.
  • Can sometimes be found just outside the entrance of Dignity Village during the daytime.
  • Can occasionally be found parked outside police stations, usually in daytime. (Enhanced version)
  • Two Police Bikes may appear next to the sign on the turn off near the cable car station (One will be mounted, other one will not be on bike). Only appears between 16:00 to 18:00, most commonly after 17:00.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • During a traffic stop steal vehicle cargo mission, two SAHP officers will have pulled over the target vehicle and are testing the owner for a DUI, two Police Bikes can be found close to the target vehicle.
  • Can appear carrying supplies in a certain type of Motorcycle Club resupply missions.

Rewards

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Getting on the Police Bike grants the player a Pistol.

Trivia

The Ballad of Gay Tony

  • The default radio stations for the Police Bike are Liberty Rock Radio and Liberty City Hardcore. (multiplayer only)
  • If the player turns on the siren and looks through the windshield, they may notice that they can see right through the coverings on the high sirens, as if they had been shot off. This also happens when they are submerged in water.
  • The Police Bike features blue and red lights as opposed to the standard red and white lights, similar to the Police Stinger and the Police Stockade.
  • When activating the vehicle's siren, traffic will not react as they would do with other law enforcement vehicles.
  • Upon entering the Police Bike, the vehicle's generic motorcycle entering animation causes the player to grip onto invisible handle bars, before shortly reaching for the physical handle bars. This also seems to stretch out the character's arms.
  • If the Police Bike is occupied by an NPC/Police officer, it will have the horn of a Freeway and Hexer. Also, they do not seem to use the turning lights.
  • If a police officer takes a Police Bike, it will be correctly represented in the map as a police vehicle, but there is no cinematic camera for it, unlike other police vehicles.
  • For some reason, there is a strange blue texture behind the headlamp pod, apparently part of the LCPD texture.

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • If the player is being chased by a Police Bike, the officer will shoot at the player even if the player only has one star.
  • The unit number (69269) on the Police Bike is a reference to the 69 sex position. This is also seen on the Police Predator.

See Also

References

  1. File Data:
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