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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 and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Sovereign is essentially a civilian variant of the Police Bike, sharing the initial design and most of its features. Notable differences are the removal of emergency lights and the mounted megaphone on the right, as well as the "POLICE" marking on the windshield/visor. The original blue emergency lights beside the license plate found on the police variant were replaced by standard red lights, while the fuel tank features WMC markings on either side. It can also spawn with a tinted front windshield.

The Sovereign always spawns with a patriotic livery that cannot be removed or edited, although files reveal it spawns in white. It shares the same wheel design as the police variant, albeit featuring whitewall tires.

Current Design Gallery


Performance

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

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.

Like the police variant, the bike is powered by a V-Twin engine and coupled to a 4-speed gearbox. The Sovereign uses a low-revving, odd-firing engine sound similar to the one found on the Hexer and the Daemon. However, it seems to emit a louder tone similar to the one found on the Police Bike and the Bagger.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
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.png
Speed
72.434425%
Acceleration
67.5%
Braking
36.666668%
Traction
57.575756%

Modifications

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

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

Events

Grand Theft Auto Online

Trivia

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • The default radio stations for the Sovereign are Radio Mirror Park, Vinewood Boulevard Radio, and Los Santos Rock Radio.
  • When the blinkers are broken, the texture of the lamp will remain on the back, but the plastics in the front will disappear and the lamp will show through.
  • 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 amber 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).

See Also

  • Police Bike - Motorcycle to which the Sovereign is based on.
  • Angel - Another motorcycle whose 3D Universe renditions also use a patriotic paintjob.

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