For the Federal Investigation Bureau agent, see Andreas Sanchez.
Not to be confused with Manchez.
"Prepare to get even dirtier even faster with the all-new Sanchez. If you want a ride that really leaves a mark on the track, this is the bike for you."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Sanchez is a dirtbike first featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and present in nearly all other Grand Theft Auto games (with the exception of Grand Theft Auto Advance), since then. It is manufactured by Maibatsu in the HD Universe.


The Sanchez remains relatively unchanged in every game it appears in, having the same chassis design, off-road fittings and accessories, and relatively similar performances. While having slight tweaks from each game, the Sanchez retained its dirt-bike design and its off-road capabilities. The Sanchez, with its soft suspension, high ground clearance and very light weight is useful for stunt biking and offroad applications, but sacrifices speed (being slower than the PCJ-600). They can be found on the streets of suburban or rural areas, and is also sometimes used in the Stadium(s) in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, as part of side-missions.

3D Universe

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Sanchez assumes the design of an older dirtbike model - possibly an early 80s Yamaha XT/Honda XL, judging by the large round headlight. The Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas rendition features more modernized design cues, giving the bike a sportier appearance. The San Andreas version is probably based on a Honda CRM 250/Yamaha DT 200, judging by its red color.

In GTA San Andreas, as it may be based on a classic American dirtbike, the Sanchez along with the Freeway are the only American based motorcycles in the game.

Grand Theft Auto IV

The bike's design is updated to look more like a later 2000s Japanese dirt bike in Grand Theft Auto IV (also gaining a newer 4 stroke engine sound), it is still best suited for off-roading. The frame has been updated to reflect the designs of those found on Japanese dirt bikes around the time of the game's setting (2008). The Sanchez is equipped with a permanent daytime running headlight where the headlight is always on regardless of time of day. Like all bikes in GTA IV's single player mode, the Sanchez must be driven with particular caution in traffic to avoid severe injury as the player may easily be dismounted.

The Sanchez may be based on the Yamaha YZ450, indicated by the "GP-450" sign at the back, meaning the engine displacement should be around 450cc, plus the fact that it's colored blue. It looks similar to the 2006-2009 Yamaha YZ450F, 2007 Kawasaki KX450F and the 2007 Honda CRF450X.

In GTA IV, it is the only bike in the game without an electric starter. It is started by a kickstart instead, even though when turning the engine over an electric starter motor can be heard. This rendition features Terroil decals on the front suspension fork.

Grand Theft Auto V

The Sanchez returns in Grand Theft Auto V and appears to be unchanged from GTA IV. Once again, the bike has badging indicating it is a GP-450.

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery


3D Universe

The Sanchez is, handling wise, excellent, having a great turning cycle, allowing excellent maneuverability. Judging by the engine model it is likely powered by a single-cylinder engine, with a rather loud and weak engine sound. It is coupled to a 5-speed gearbox, and weighs an average curb weight of 500kg. The bike has the same handling files in all 3D Universe games.

3D Universe

Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 118 / 190 5 Petrol RWD 500 / 1102
N/A N/A 5 Single Cylinder (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Sanchez has decent acceleration and top speed for a vehicle of its stature. It lacks the power of the higher end motorcycles (due to being powered by a single-cylinder engine and having a 4-speed gearbox), yet is notably lighter and easier to control in unfavorable circumstances. Off-road, the Sanchez is one of the best motorcycles for off-roading, experiencing next to no loss in speed or control when heading off-road. The Sanchez is also a notably good wheelie-ing motorcycle, and benefits strongly from wheelies for speed at higher speeds. However, the motorcycle is notably fragile, taking only a few direct hits before being disabled.

While the Sanchez is a fairly bad choice for racing in the Motorcycles class, the Sanchez is a generally very good choice for racing in the Off-roads class. One has to be careful to avoid hitting anything which may knock them off. However, the Sanchez may not be able to compete on courses which have large jumps, as the motorcycle may be unable to finish courses while other vehicles would be able to finish without issue.

As stated before, the Sanchez is powered by a single-cylinder engine, coupled to a 4-speed gearbox. Its engine sound is loud and idle revs are relatively low.

GTA IV Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 81 / 130 4 N/A RWD 200 / 441
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 450cc (Badging) N/A N/A
N/A N/A 4 Single Cylinder (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

Returning to GTA V, the Sanchez's data remains unchanged, bearing an identical top speed and acceleration rate, however, due to GTA V's alterations to handling, the Sanchez is even more agile, and cornering is superb. Pulling wheelies also takes less effort, albeit with more risk of pulling a wheelie too quickly upon set-off, risking the player falling off.

The Sanchez can climb near-vertical hills, although the more vertical the player goes, the slower the Sanchez will perform.

GTA V 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 73 / 118 4 N/A RWD 220 / 485 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A 118 / 190 4 450cc (Badging) RWD 220 / 485 N/A
N/A N/A 4 Single Cylinder (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto V

Type Upgrade Cost (Story) Cost (Online)
Armor 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 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
Lights Xenon Lights $100 $2,000
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker N/A $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $1,000
Respray - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $800
Transmission Street Transmission $2,950 $5,900
Sports Transmission $3,250 $6,500
Race Transmission $4,000 $8,000
Turbo Turbo Tuning $2,500 $24,000

(Tires only)

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3D Universe and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Manchez, first featured in GTA Liberty City Stories, serves as an improved variant of the Sanchez with a rugged exterior and superior performance. It returns to Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Bikers update.

Sanchez (livery)

Grand Theft Auto V & Grand Theft Auto Online

The Sanchez (livery) in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)


There is a version which, as the name suggest, uses a sponsor livery, giving it a look of a competition bike.

Special Variants

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City there are three unique Black Sanchez dirt bikes that appear in the side mission "Trial By Dirt". While the player races around the dirt track with the Sanchez, Three black Sanchez dirt bikes chase the player. Rather than use guns, the Haitian riders wield Machetes, but are relatively easy to kill. These bikes appear around half way around the first lap, though obtaining one of these bikes is easy if the player waits on the spot upon beginning the mission. The player can then prepare for the arrival of the Haitians. The Black Sanchez's speed and handling are the same as its normally-colored counterparts.

A similar Sanchez with unique black paint job can be found in The Ballad of Gay Tony during Armando Torres' mission "Clocking Off".

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

  • Booby Prize - This mission involves a Sanchez's race throught parts of Portland.
  • Biker Heat - A Sanchez can be found in the alleyway during the cutscene there.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The Jewel Store Job - If Eddie Toh is chosen, The team use Sanchez motorcycles in either approach of the mission as escape vehicles, escaping through the city's sewer system and into the storm drain, before entering trucks.
  • Caida Libre - Trevor uses a Sanchez to chase the falling plane across Blaine County.
  • Derailed - Trevor uses a Sanchez to board the Merryweather train and make his way to the front locomotive before hijacking it.

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Spawns 1 to 3 Sanchezes depending on how many organizations during Ramped Up VIP Work. It will also spawn if an organization dies.


Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online



  • The default radio stations for the Sanchez are:
  • Sánchez (correct form of the surname with accent mark), meaning "son of Sancho", is a very common Spanish name with some deformations in America like Sanchez or Sanches. Sánchez is the 5th most popular surname in Spain, 10th in Argentina and 52nd in the United States.
  • The Sanchez's name, along with the fact that it is a dirt bike, may be a reference to "Dirty Sanchez", which is a slang term for a sex act associated with coprophilia.
  • The Gangstar video games series for the iOS, mostly based on the GTA games, features a dirt bike with the same name and appearance.

3D Universe

  • The Sanchez is the Forelli Family's vehicle of choice in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
  • In the beta version of GTA San Andreas, the Sanchez had the same design as the GTA Vice City's Sanchez.[1]
  • There is a glitch in the GTA Vice City and Liberty City Stories' Sanchez, the tail light texture is white instead of red.

HD Universe

  • The model number "GP-450" over the rear fender of the GTA IV rendition of the Sanchez is similar in format to the names of other sport-bikes in the GTA series (including the PCJ-600, BF-400, HPV-1000, FCR-900, NRG-500 and NRG-900).
  • The Sanchez's engine sound is similar to the stereotypical of an underbone motorcycle.
  • In GTA IV, the player can hear the Sanchez spit flames through the exhaust, although the flame is not visible.
  • As of The High Life Update, flat-colored Sanchez can now be resprayed.
  • Though it being categorized as a motorcycle, it can also be used in off-road races for GTA Online making quite dominant in the off-road class, unlike the Enduro.


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