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The Sanchez is a dirtbike in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. It is the only dirtbike in the GTA III era games, excluding its variant, the Manchez.


The Sanchez, with its soft suspension, high ground clearance and very light weight is useful for stunt biking and offroad applications, but sacrifices speed (being slower than a PCJ-600). They can be found on the streets of suburban or rural areas, and is also sometimes used in the Stadium(s) in GTA Vice City and GTA San Andreas, as part of side-missions. In GTA Vice City, GTA Liberty City Stories and GTA Vice City Stories, the Sanchez assumes the design of an older dirtbike model, complete with a large round headlight. The GTA San Andreas and GTA IV renditions feature more modernized design cues, giving the bike a sportier appearance; this Sanchez may be based on the Yamaha YZ450, indicated by the "GP-450"-sign at the back

Though its appearance remains unchanged in GTA IV (apart from its newer 4 stroke engine sound), it is still best suited for off-roading. Like all bikes in GTA IV's single player mode, the Sanchez must be driven with particular caution in traffic to avoid severe injury as the player may easily be dismounted.


Black Sanchez

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A Black Sanchez commonly found in a "Trial by Dirt" sub-mission

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City the three Black Sanchez dirt bikes appeared in the side mission "Trial By Dirt". While the player races around the dirt track with the Sanchez, Three black Sanchez dirt bikes chase the player. Rather than use guns, the Haitian riders wield Machetes, but are relatively easy to kill. These bikes appear around half way around the first lap, though obtaining one of these bikes is easy if the player waits on the spot upon beginning the mission. The player can then prepare for the arrival of the Haitians. The Black Sanchez's speed and handling are the same as its normally-colored counterparts.


The Manchez, featured in GTA Liberty City Stories, serves as an improved variant of the Sanchez with a rugged exterior and superior performance.


  • The GTA IV rendition of the Sanchez features model number "GP-450" over its rear fender, similar in format to the names of other sportsbikes in the GTA series (including the PCJ-600, BF-400, HPV-1000, FCR-900, NRG-500 and NRG-900).
  • In GTA IV, the two default radio stations in the Sanchez are Electro-Choc and Radio Broker.
  • In the beta version of GTA San Andreas, the Sanchez had the same design as GTA Vice City's Sanchez.[1]


GTA Vice City

  • Parked at the southeast corner of the dirt track in northern Downtown.

GTA San Andreas

GTA Liberty City Stories

GTA Vice City Stories

  • Parked across the road in front of the Washington Beach safehouse.
  • At the dirtbike tracks (Automatically activates Sanchez timing trials mission).
  • In the trailer park next to the fence in the east part of the park. It will be found next to a caravan.
  • In some shacks in Little Haiti where Auntie Poulet's house is located.
  • Parked in an alley in Little Havana.


  • In Westdyke in Alderney, near an abandoned mansion in the north-east corner of the map.
  • Driving around on the streets if the player is riding a motorcycle.
  • The player can spawn a Sanchez by dialing (625)-555-0150 on the cell phone.
  • Can be found next to the player after the mission Truck Hustle for Phil Bell.
  • The player drives it on the last mission, in the Revenge storyline.