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San Andreas is full of some epic places to take this off-road beast. Comes with a mud flap so your back doesn't look like you've had a train run on you by lumberjacks. High torque cranks sound really impressive if you know what it means, and also ensure it's nimble on a trail but also stable high speed, when you are on the cusp of losing control and flying over the handlebars.
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The Scorcher is a hardtail mountain bike in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Scorcher is designed as a high-performance offroad bicycle, fitted with front shocks, disc brakes, and a sturdy frame. It resembles the real-life Saracen Zen but with a slacker head-angle of around 65° and a slightly beefier head tube junction. The forks look very similar to real-life Rockshox Domain 180mm with its nickel-plated steel stanchions, albeit with a squared-off bridge similar to that of the Marzocchi 66 and the Fox 36 Float 180. The hydraulic disk brakes are similar to the real life Shimano XTR with their four-spoked disk rotors and the tyres possess a tread pattern and volume similar to the 2.7 inch version of the Maxxis High Roller. The drivetrain is likely a 2x1 setup, as seen by the drivetrain visible in-game. This is strange for a competitive mountain bike, as race bikes often posses around 8 to 12 rear cogs and one front chainring. In addition, the bike has no shifting paddles on its handlebars, and only features brake levers. This means that the smaller front chainring and the derailleur are completely useless, as there would be no other way to change gears other than manually lifting and placing the chain into place by hand. This is likely a development oversight.

The Scorcher is available with a primary color for the frame and a secondary color for the front forks. Various "Scorcher" markings can be seen on the frame and the wheels.

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Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Scorcher has great speed compared to standard bikes, only below the three race bikes. Its rugged tires provide great handling on dirt roads and better grip, allowing to climb near-vertical hills faster than other bikes.

Like the BMX, the Scorcher can also perform bunny hops and wheelies, but seems to be less effective than the former due to its weight, being the second heaviest bicycle in the game, only lighter than the Cruiser.

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Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and 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 34 / 55 1 N/A RWD 115 / 254 0
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A 1 N/A RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto V

Strangers & Freaks


Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online



  • "Scorcher" can be defined as an adjective for a person who drives or cycles very fast, somewhat fitting for the vehicle.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Dom Beasley claims in the mission Risk Assessment that the Scorcher is a "five-figure bike" when Franklin races him. However, it is sold online for only $1,000, implying Dom's bikes may have been extensively modified.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Sometimes, when the player performs bunny hops while stationary, the bike may end up floating mid-air. At times, this bug may last for a few seconds before falling to the ground, often allowing the player to rotate and incline the bike at different directions.