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The breakneck chopper of your dreams and everyone else’s nightmares. More than just a pretty face, this thing boats acceleration to die for. Almost certainly literally.
— Career Builder description.
OK, so it's not technically road legal. Or even vaguely safe. And with those forks you better get good at three point turns. But if you can get past all that you can cruise straight into your Goth biker death cult of choice.
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Liberty City Cycles Sanctus is a custom chopper featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Bikers update, released on October 28th, 2016, during the Vortex and Sanctus Week event.


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The Sanctus is a heavily-customized variant of the Avarus, where it gains unique skull-themed parts that replaces some of the basic parts of various chopper-style motorcycles. The spiderweb-themed mudguards may have drawn inspiration from a Paul Teutul Jr. design, such as the Orange County Choppers Black Widow custom motorcycle.

On the front section, the front mudguard is replaced by a unique metallic piece resembling spider webs, while the upper area is fitted with a large skull-shaped fairing, housing two eye-shaped headlamps that emit a unique red glow, directly above the stem that connects the front forks with the rest of the motorcycle. The bike also replaces the single handlebars with two Z-shaped handlebars mounted where the top caps of the front forks are usually seen, with sharp tips on the end of each grip.

On the main body, the bike appears to use a frame similar to the "Sharp Tail Frame" modification from the Avarus, but has sharp sections on the front of the lower frame and a smaller one in front of the rear wheel, as well as triangular webs on the front tubular frame. The fuel tank is wrapped with a metallic piece resembling a rib-cage, with six "ribs" on each side of the tank, while the oil tank appears to be identical to the "Custom Oil Tank" and partially covered by two metallic webs. Again, a set of exhaust pipes can be seen on the right side, which are similar to the "Phantom Exhausts" (although the original Avarus' exhaust pipes can be found as the "Double Chop Exhausts").

The rear section retains the same set of tail lights and the vertically-mounted license plate, but the rear fender is replaced by another metallic web similar to the front one. Like other motorcycles featured in the same update, the Sanctus features a protruding primary drive with an Atomic-branded belt, as well as a chain drive, which are fully animated.

The primary color of the bike is applied on the body and frame, while the secondary color is applied on the custom components and the handlebars. The Sanctus' stock rims are identical to the "Razer" rims available in Los Santos Customs (which were added in the same update) and the outer surrounding can also support a dedicated color, which can be painted by selecting a custom rear wheel, applying a color and change back to the stock wheel (as it won't reset to the default alloy color). The bike also uses medium-profile tires, with the rear one being wider.

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Much like the appearance would suggest, it can accelerate like a bat out of hell. In fact, the bike seems to have so much torque, even from a stand still, it can easily burn rubber, and the performance seems to also improve from the standard Avarus. The stopping distance and turning radius are slightly improved, making for a surprisingly well performing chopper.

Like the Avarus, the Sanctus uses a chain-driven, V-twin internal combustion engine with a 5-speed manual transmission, as evidenced by the foot-actuated gear shifter. Its engine sound is the same one as the Avarus, which is similar to the one used on the Hexer, the Daemon and the Hot Rod Blazer, albeit with a unique tone. The bike also emits a unique flame-like backfire effect, which has a slightly longer duration than the traditional one from most vehicles.

Installing any "Belt Drive Cover" modification will increase its traction slightly, in the same way as a spoiler.

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Vehicle Statistics - 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 89 / 144 5 N/A RWD 250 / 551 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A 5 V-Twin (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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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 Front Mudguards Stock Front Mudguard $2,200
Custom Short Tip Mudguard $4,600
Custom Chrome Tip Mudguard $7,400
Rear Mudguards Stock Mudguard $2,200
Fat Tail Mudguard $4,600
Short Tail Mudguard $7,400
Fuel Tanks Stock Fuel Tank $200
Peanut Tank $700
Speeder Tank $1,150
Bobber Tank $1,600
Vintage tank $1,950
Wide Custom Tank $2,400
Belt Drive Covers Stock Belt Drive Cover $6,000
Chrome Cover $7,050
Secondary Color Cover $10,000
Chrome Custom Cover $13,000
Secondary Color Custom Cover $14,000
Secondary Color Expo Cover $16,000
Chrome Expo Cover $16,500
Secondary Color Open Cover $17,000
Chrome Open Cover $17,500
Secondary Color Rims Cover $18,000
Chrome Rims Cover $18,500
Secondary Color Flame Cover $19,000
Chrome Flame Cover $19,500
Engine Engine Block Stock Engine Block $700
Half Chrome Engine $1,100
Secondary Color Engine $1,350
Full Chrome Engine $1,500
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
Chrome Air Filter $5,500
Large Pod Air Filter $8,000
Medium Pod Air Filter $10,500
Front Facing Pod Air Filter $14,000
Cone Air Filter $14,500
Sharp Tip Cone Air Filter $15,000
Short Ram Pipe $15,500
Long Angled Ram Pipe $16,000
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $260
Drag Pipes $750
Side Slash Exhausts $1,800
Double Chop Exhausts $3,000
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
Red Flames $18,240
Blue Flames $19,380
Ghost Flames $20,520
Basic Pinstripe $21,660
Outline Pinstripe $22,800
Classic Pinstripe $23,370
Patriot Paintover $23,939
Blue Tribal $24,510
Tropical Green $25,080
Ornate Stripe $25,650
Stealthy Snake $26,220
Major Milspec $26,789
Flamed Patina $27,360
Thin Stripe Patina $27,930
Fat Stripe Patina $28,500
Patriot Patina $29,070
Outline Pinstripe Patina $29,639
Classic Pinstripe Patina $30,210
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker Too Hot
Full Coverage Too Hot
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 Too Hot
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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  • Can be bought from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $1,995,000, but only during the annual Halloween event. However, players that have purchased it can buy another one at any time of the year thereafter.


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  • The name of this vehicle is in Latin and can translate to "Ghost", reflecting the nature of this bike's appearance.
    • This name, combined with its skeleton look, may also be a reference to the Hell Cycle motorbike belonging to the supernatural character Ghost Rider, likely the one from the 2007 movie of the same name, as this vehicle also took on a skeleton-like appearance.
    • In the international release, the Sanctus is called the Holy Horse (圣驹) in Simplified Chinese, and the Saints' Journey (聖者之行) in Traditional Chinese.
  • Unless the player can purchase the Sanctus, this bike will not be shown from other non-customized bikes in Races.
  • The bike is currently the only vehicle to feature colored stock headlights that are not white or yellow; in this case, they are red. This makes this bike very easy to spot from the sky at night.
  • A possible early/beta version of the Sanctus can be seen on the back of the Daemon manual, with both featuring a prominent skull motif. Much like how the Sanctus is based on the Avarus, the unknown chopper seems to be based on the Hexer.
  • The default radio stations of the Sanctus are Radio Mirror Park, Vinewood Boulevard Radio, and Los Santos Rock Radio.

See Also

  • Avarus - The stock model without skull or skeleton modifications.
  • Fränken Stange and Lurcher - Two other halloween-themed vehicles in GTA Online.


  1. File Data: Vehicles.meta:
    Sanctus features the following lines of code to support the Sanctus being based on the Avarus, rather than the other way around.