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Nagasaki's spaceflight division is responsible for some of the most stylish and combustible designs ever to crash into the Atlantic. So when the same team put together a motorcycle prototype, you can be sure it'll break rules, skulls and bank accounts from the minute it goes on sale.
Note: the production model has had all offensive and defensive capabilities decommissioned, including the energy trail.
Legendary Motorsport description.

The Nagasaki Shotaro (Japanese: ショータロー, Shootaroo) is a futuristic sports bike featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Bikers update, released on November 8th, 2016, during the Shotaro Week event.


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The Shotaro is based primarily on the Lotus C-01, but also shares some major visual similarities with the Light Cycle in the Tron films, more specifically, the 5th generation design featured in the 2010 sequel Tron: Legacy. This is evident by the standard neon body kit, low-profile design and wheels of identical size. Furthermore, as implied by its name, some design influences are also derived from the futuristic bike owned by Shotaro Kaneda in the Japanese manga and film, Akira; these influences include the circular panelling over the center of the wheels and fully exposed tires, if the mudguards have been removed.

The vehicle is depicted as a high-end sports bike with a seemingly rounded bodywork. The front section features a large mudguard with circular hubs attached to the forks, while the upper area has a small rounded fairing with a single circular headlight and two independent handlebars mounted on the upper plate, but lacks any form of dials. The main body is relatively large, featuring a mostly-covered engine bay with a tall intake on the front and a large fuel tank, as well as foot pegs for the rider and a single short exhaust on the right. The rear section consist of a small tail with a grey seat above and a small tail light on the end. The rear wheel is connected to the rest of the vehicle by a dual-sided swingarm, also featuring a large mudguard with circular hubs and dual suspension springs with shock reservoirs. Unlike most motorcycles, the Shotaro does not have any visible primary drive.

The Shotaro features a secondary color that glows, being much more visible at night. The glow behaves similarly to neon lights, albeit on the body of the vehicle instead of underneath it. When the bike moves, dark lines can be seen moving under the glowing secondary color over each mudguard, creating a pulsing effect that increases in speed with the bike's acceleration. Although mostly covered, the portions around the wheel hubs can support a dedicated wheel 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).

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The Shotaro boasts an incredible overall performance befitting its price tag, making it competitive with several other high-end sports bikes. It has an extremely high top speed, marginally surpassing the Hakuchou Drag, while its acceleration and brakes are also lightning fast, as the user can easily take off just as fast as coming to a full stop. Its high acceleration and traction also allow it to hug the ground while driving at high speeds, and lets the bike climb steep hills very easily, though this makes the Shotaro poor for stunt jumps since it will not gain much air time.

Handling wise, the Shotaro has sharp handling at low speeds, great handling around curves, and is able to temporarily perform wheelies at low speeds, though it is very ineffective for lengthy wheelies due to its high speed. It loses some maximum speed while offroad, but otherwise still handles very well, though its high speed and low air time means it is prone to getting shunted by small bumps offroad and causing the user to crash.

For all its perks, the Shotaro does have one notable drawback: it is terrible at handling bodies of water, as it will cease to function if it drives into water as shallow as that of the Los Santos Storm Drain.

The Shotaro is powered by an engine whose model is similar to bikes like the PCJ 600, the Ruffian and the Nemesis. However, it lacks any indication of its exact configuration. It is coupled to a 6-speed gearbox and its sound is relatively mid-revving and loud, also shared with the Vortex.

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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 99.1 / 159.5 6 N/A RWD 230 / 507 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A 6 N/A RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Category Modification Cost 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
Engine EMS Upgrade, Level 1 $9,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 2 $12,500
EMS Upgrade, Level 3 $18,000
EMS Upgrade, Level 4 $33,500
Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Front Mudguards Stock Mudguard $2,200
Remove Mudguard $4,600
Horns Main article: Los Santos Customs/Horns -
Lights Stock Lights $600
Xenon Lights $7,500
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker Too Hot
Full Coverage Too Hot
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 $500
Turbo Tuning $50,000
Wheels* Main article: Los Santos Customs/Wheels -
* Bulletproof Tires installed as standard.
See Also: Vehicles in GTA V/Customization#Default Purchase Colors

When purchasing a Shotaro, the default color options available on Legendary Motorsport will apply slightly different colors compared to regular vehicles, due to the bike's lighting design.

Color Preset Applied Colors
Primary Color Secondary Color Pearlescent Wheel
Red Metallic Red Metallic Sunrise Orange Metallic Sunrise Orange
Pink Metallic Hot Pink Metallic Hot Pink Metallic Hot Pink
Yellow Metallic Yellow Metallic Yellow Metallic Yellow
Orange Metallic Orange Metallic Orange Metallic Sunrise Orange
Green Matte Green Lime Green
Blue Blue Saxon Blue Surf Blue
Black Black Metallic Bluish Silver Cast Iron Silver
White Ice White Ice White Black

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  • Purchasable from Legendary Motorsport for $2,225,000 after completing one round of the Adversary Mode, Deadline. The player will unlock the bike regardless of whether they win or lose.


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  • The default radio station for the Shotaro is Non-Stop-Pop FM.
  • The Shotaro's main design influences, being the Lotus C-01 and the Light Cycle from Tron: Legacy, were both interestingly created by the same designer, Daniel Simon.
  • The bike is possibly named after Shotaro Kaneda 金田 正太郎 from the popular manga and film Akira. The bike also bears a strong resemblance to Kaneda's bike from its futuristic appearance, especially when painted red.
    • The name could also have been inspired by the term Shotaro Complex, slang for sexual attraction to younger boys, usually by adult males. This would be another example of Rockstar's humour.
  • Additional references to the Tron franchise include the "offensive and defensive capabilities decommissioned, including the energy trail". The energy trails are obviously a reference to the characteristic trails made by the Light Cycles.

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  • Upon starting the engine, the bike will produce a unique, electrical pulse sound. When powered down, the engine shares the same sound effect used on the Tyrus and X80 Proto.
  • The Shotaro is not road legal, due to the lack of a licence plate.
  • The bike does not actually feature any stock rims, seen when the bike is destroyed and the exterior covers are blown off. Such that, although the option to change the Shotaro's rims is still available, it is not noticeable, as the bike's design completely covers the inner radius of both tires, even if the mudguards are removed. However, this does allow custom tires to be exposed.
  • Before its official release, the price was originally stated to be $2,375,000.
    • After playing Deadline for the first time, the player may receive a Vehicle Trade Price Unlock notification for the Shotaro; however, its price will not change. This could have been an earlier form of the trade price mechanic, before it was officially implemented in the Import/Export update for the Special Vehicles.
  • It is possible to drive a Shotaro with the glowing lights off, by turning the engine on via the Interaction Menu before driving it. The same can be also done on the Future Shock Deathbike.


  1. Blips-GTAO-Shotaro.png Only seen in Adversary Mode Deadline.