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"It's an iconic American image... A cop in sunglasses and unnecessarily tight pants, cruising down a dusty freeway on a Sovereign motorbike, pulling over female drivers and offering them two ways to pay their ticket."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.

The Western Motorcycle Company Sovereign is a cruiser featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Independence Day Special update.

Design

Grand Theft Auto V

The Sovereign shares many traits with the Harley Davidson Road King.

The Sovereign is the civilian variant of the Police Bike, as it shares most of the design traits and the side and rear saddlebags. Most of the LED lights of the Police Bike are absent, including the mounted megaphone on the right side.

The Sovereign always spawns with a patriotic livery that cannot be removed or edited. It can also spawn with a tinted front windshield.

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Performance

Grand Theft Auto V

Its performance is identical to the Police Bike and handles much like the Bagger. It has an excellent top speed, but acceleration leaves much to be desired. The bike gets most benefit from the performance upgrades available in Los Santos Customs, since these are mostly focused on acceleration. The motorcycle is quite heavy, and as a result, it is not as nimble and maneuverable as other lighter bikes in the game. It has a large turning radius.

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 84 / 135 4 N/A RWD 250 / 551 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 4 V-Twin (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
Rockstar Games Social Club
Sovereign-GTAV-RSCStats
Speed
72.434425%
Acceleration
67.5%
Braking
36.666668%
Traction
57.575756%

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 $
Plates Blue on White 1 $50 $200
Blue on White 2 $50 $200
Blue on White 3 $50 $200
Yellow on Blue $75 $300
Yellow on Black $150 $600
Sell Sell Vehicle N/A $
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 - -

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Locations

Grand Theft Auto V

Original Version
Enhanced Version

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Was purchasable from July 1, 2014 to August 4, 2014 on Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $120,000. Those who own a Sovereign can purchase another one at any time.
  • Again purchasable from July 1, 2015 to July 6, 2015 on Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $90,000 during the second Independence Day Special.
  • Again purchasable from July 1, 2016 to July 11, 2016 on Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $90,000 during the third Independence Day Special.
  • The Sovereign made its return with the 2017 Independence Day Special Event. It was available for purchase from June 30th until July 10th with a 25% discount.
  • Was available for purchase from Southern San Andreas Super Autos with a 25% discount during the Memorial Day Weekend Sale event.
  • Was purchasable from Southern San Andreas Super Autos with a 40% discount during the Independence Day 2018 event.

Trivia

Grand Theft Auto V

  • The default radio stations for the Sovereign are Radio Mirror Park, Vinewood Boulevard Radio, and Los Santos Rock Radio.
  • There was a glitch that could change the color of the Sovereign through use of the iFruit mobile app. By using this glitch, one could also apply window tint.
  • The Sovereign has had a special script added that defaults the Primary, Secondary, Pearlescent and Wheel colors, no matter what changes occur. This has effectively created no way to repaint the motorcycle. [1]
  • The Sovereign may spawn at Senora Freeway alongside a Hexer, both ridden by two civilians, this is probably a reference to the movie Easy Rider, in addition, this Sovereign has a tinted windshield.
  • The fender-mounted yellow lights may appear black if the windshield appears tinted.
  • On closer inspection, the square turning lights of the Sovereign, as well as the main and brake red lights, appear to retain the LED textures from the Police Bike's emergency lights.
    • This is because the actual lights from the Police Bike were removed in this model and the original LED emergency lights were changed with the standard red and amber colors.
    • Also, the dual red light set from the Police Bike was replaced by a second LED light, being a copy from the upper LED light (which was the dual set of LED lights from the Police Bike and the lower half of the texture was transfered onto the lower lamp and resized to fit into the lamps).

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