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"The Vortex has its feet planted firmly in the café racer tradition, its head stuck firmly up the ass of contemporary streetfighter chic, and the less said about what it's doing with its hands the better. It's a synthesis that's going to change the world and your underwear forever."
Southern San Andreas Super Autos description.


The Pegassi Vortex is a streetfighter featured in Grand Theft Auto Online as part of the Bikers update, released on October 25th, 2016, during the Vortex and Sanctus Week event.

Design

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The Vortex is apparently influenced by the Ducati 1199 Panigale streetfighter, which is particularly evident in the front fender and forks.

The bike is depicted as streetfighter-style motorcycle with a distinctively aerodynamic design, featuring a front mudguard mounted on the forks that is similar in design to the one on the Hakuchou, while the upper area features a shield-shaped fairing with two small rectangular headlamps. Near the upper plate, there is a "Sports Bike" dial set with a digital display on the middle, similar to the Defiler.

The main body is mainly composed of a gray frame, side body panels and a lower fairing, as well as a medium-sized fuel tank with a silver cap on top. The engine bay features a radiator on the front, a clutch cover on the right and two short exhaust tubes on the rear, passing through the rearmost section of the lower fairing. Directly behind the rear portion of the main frame are two vertical tail lamps located within the frame and the corresponding foot pegs for the rider.

The rear section consist of a gray lightweight seat with dual tubular frames and a license plate below, while the rear wheel is connected by an unconventional L-shaped swingarm also finished in gray, with a single suspension spring and the corresponding chain drive and sprocket on the left.

The primary colour of the bike is applied on the main components and the details on the rear stock wheel, while the secondary colour is applied on the front forks, the rear frames and the foot pegs. The rims appear to be similar to the "Racer" rims available in Los Santos Customs, but they are wrapped with racing slicks in a similar manner to race vehicles like the RE-7B and ETR1, making it the only current motorcycle in the game to have this feature. These rims can also support a dedicated colour on the outer surrounding, which can be painted by selecting a custom rear wheel, applying a colour and change back to the stock wheel (as it won't reset to the default alloy colour). The rear wheel is also wider.

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Performance

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The Vortex is a fast bike that can compete with the Defiler and the Akuma, but gets beaten by the slightly higher end bikes of the game. It has decent acceleration and a high top speed. It cannot perform wheelies or stoppies due to its weight.

The vehicle is powered by a pushrod V-Twin engine, evidenced by the details found next to the cylinder blocks. The same is coupled to a 4-speed gearbox and emits a mid-revving sound with a loud engine note.

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

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Vehicle Statistics - 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)
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N/A 92 / 148 4 N/A RWD 190 / 419 65
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N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 4 Pushrod V-Twin (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
79.409599%
Acceleration
100%
Braking
40%
Traction
65.15152%

Modifications

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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 Frames Stock Frame $300
Chrome Frame $900
Engraved Frame $1,500
Front Mudguards Stock Mudguard $2,200
Remove Mudguard $4,600
Chopped Mudguard $7,400
Extended Mudguard $11,700
Secondary Color Mudguard $14,500
Carbon Mudguard $14,700
Scoop Mudguard $14,900
Headlights Stock Headlights $6,000
Rounded Cover $7,050
Pointed Cover $10,000
Number Plate $13,000
Alien Cover $14,000
Alien Secondary Lights $16,000
Seats Stock Seat $1,600
Short Seat $3,000
Sharp Tail Seat $5,000
Fuel Tanks Stock Fuel Tank $200
Aggressor Tank $700
Engine Engine Block Stock Engine Block $700
Primary Color Engine $1,100
Secondary Color Engine $1,350
It's Lit $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
Fairings Stock Fairing $2,500
Flicked Fairing $5,500
Carbon Fairing $8,000
Exhausts Stock Exhaust $260
Titanium Exhaust $750
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
Classic Red Stripe $18,240
Yellow Race Stripe $19,380
Black Tribal $20,520
Classic Green Stripe $21,660
Orange Two Tone $22,800
Classic Blue Stripe $23,370
Purple Race Stripe $23,939
Black Two Tone $24,510
Cyan Race Stripe $25,080
Tropical Red $25,650
White Two Tone $26,220
Tropical Green $26,789
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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
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 -
* Plates are unavailable if a custom "Seat" modification is installed.

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Locations

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  • Can be bought from Southern San Andreas Super Autos for $356,000.
    • If the player has purchased the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack, this vehicle will be available for FREE.

Trivia

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  • If the Vortex is fitted with the Race Plate in Los Santos Customs, it removes the headlights completely, thus not being able to illuminate in the darkness.
  • It is possible to remove the license plate by giving the Vortex a custom "Seat" modification, which can make it illegal for the road.
  • The "Tropical Green" livery is a reference to Valentino Rossi, hence the bike will have 46 number if Race Plate is equipped and the colour scheme is Lime Green which is Rossi's signature colour. This also serves as a second reference to him, after the NRG-500 motorcycle in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  • Although the in-game model shows a 90-degree pushrod V-twin, the exhaust note is more akin to a three-cylinder engine configuration, as seen on real-life bikes such as the Yamaha MT-09 or the Triumph Daytona 675R.
  • The default radio station for the Vortex is Non-Stop-Pop FM.
  • The "Sharp Tail Seat" modification appears to be a reused component from the Double T and the Akuma. As such, it always has an empty slot on the end intended for a tail lamp, despite the Vortex having its own set.

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