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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.

Design

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 in Grand Theft Auto IV is updated to look more like a later 2000s Japanese dirt bike. 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 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 is colored blue. It looks similar to the 2006-2009 Yamaha YZ450F, 2007 Kawasaki KX450F and the 2007 Honda CRF450X.

The Sanchez is equipped with a permanent daytime running headlight, where the headlight is always on regardless of the time of day. 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, with the exception of a different livery scheme (which seems slightly worn out). It now features Auto Cowboys on the front forks and "Maibatsu" text marked on the handlebar and sides.

Once again, the bike has badging indicating it is a GP-450.

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Performance

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
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.cfg
N/A 118 / 190 5 Petrol RWD 500 / 1102
Observed
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 higher end motorcycles, 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.

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 (sounding like a 4 stroke engine). It is also the only bike in the game that is started by a kickstart, even though when turning the engine over an electric starter motor can be heard.

GTA IV 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 4 N/A RWD 200 / 441
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A 450cc (Badging) N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 4 Single Cylinder (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto 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.

Again, the Sanchez is powered by a single-cylinder engine and coupled to a 4-speed gearbox. The engine sound is similar to the one in GTA IV, albeit with a higher-revving and smoother tone.

GTA V Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
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 73 / 118 4 N/A RWD 220 / 485 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A 118 / 190 4 450cc (Badging) RWD 220 / 485 N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 4 Single Cylinder (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Sanchez-GTAV-RSCStats
Speed
63.313057%
Acceleration
70%
Braking
36.666668%
Traction
65.15152%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V

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 $2,000
Full Coverage N/A $1,000
Respray Main article: Los Santos Customs/Respray Colors - -
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $800
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 - -
* Vehicle is limited to Bulletproof Tires and Tire Smokes.

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Variants

Manchez

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories & Grand Theft Auto Online
Manchez-GTAO-front
The Manchez in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

The Manchez, first featured in Grand Theft Auto: 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
Sanchez-GTAV-front-Shrewsbury
The Sanchez (livery) in Grand Theft Auto Online.
(Rear quarter view)

There is a version of the Sanchez which, as the name suggest, uses a sponsor livery in place of the default respray colors, giving it the 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.

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 through parts of Portland.
  • Biker Heat - A Sanchez can be found in the alleyway during the cutscene there.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

  • Civil Asset Forfeiture Impound - The Sanchez is one of the 32 vehicles wanted by the Civil Asset Forfeiture Impound in the side-mission of the same name. Placed on the first list.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

VIP Work
  • One to three Sanchezes spawn during Ramped Up. The number depends on how many organization members there are.
Casino Work
  • Appears in Severance, in which the croupier tries to escape using one.

Locations

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

Trivia

General

  • The default radio stations for the Sanchez are:
  • Sánchez (correct form of the surname with accent mark) means "son of Sancho".
  • 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.

3D Universe

  • The Sanchez is the Forelli Family's vehicle of choice in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.
  • During the development of GTA Vice City, the Sanchez was simply known as the Dirtbike.
  • In the beta version of GTA San Andreas, the Sanchez had the same design as the GTA Vice City's Sanchez.[1]
  • Strangely, the GTA Vice City and Liberty City Stories iterations of the Sanchez have their tail light texture white, instead of red.

HD Universe

  • The model number "GP-450" of the HD Universe renditions 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 one 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 in GTA V, the 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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