Faggio

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The player riding a Faggio in GTA Vice City.

The Faggio is a scooter based on the Piaggio range, found 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 the second DLC, The Ballad of Gay Tony.

Although the Faggio is pronounced "fah-jee-o", many players tend to pronounce it as "fa-gy-o", not doubt referencing how ridiculous the player looks while riding the scooter, as well as it's notoriously poor performance.

Description

The Faggio's appearance remained virtually unchanged between GTA Vice City to GTA Vice City Stories, being based off a 1970s-1980s Piaggio Vespa, apart from one of its brake lights being broken on the San Andreas model. The Faggio is the slowest motorcycle in each of the five games in which the vehicle appears, but makes up for this with its excellent maneuverability, acceleration, and light weight.

In GTA IV, the Faggio took on the appearance of a Baccio DLX 50; it has a new engine sound, no longer has a single transmission number, and its handling has been greatly changed, yet it is still the slowest motorbike in the game. Using the Faggio is the easiest way to do long wheelies. In The Ballad of Gay Tony, the GTA IV version is present as well as a more classical version reminiscent of the original Vespa, but features exotic seat covers in purple velvet, or with leapord or zebra skin patterns.

Note that in TBOGT, regular IV Faggios appear on the streets as well as the new Faggios.

Variants

The Pizza Boy (or Pizzaboy) delivery scooter, featured in GTA Vice City, GTA San Andreas and GTA Liberty City Stories, is a modified Faggio with a back-mounted box installed to carry pizzas (or other goods), and painted in the livery of the vehicle's respective owners. Another delivery scooter, the NoodleBoy from GTA Liberty City Stories, has similar handling and speed to the Faggio, but has a different, more contemporary design. In GTA Vice City Stories, there is another delivery moped looking like the Faggio called the Ventoso; which has a higher top speed and acceleration than the Faggio.

Trivia

  • "Faggio" is Italian for "beech", however the name is presumably a play on the word "fag" or "faggot" given the effeminate nature of the scooter in comparison to other bikes (and indeed, most vehicles).
  • In GTA IV, the two default radio stations in the Faggio are Jazz Nation Radio 108.5 and Fusion FM.
  • The Faggio is very useful in getting the Futo to spawn.

Locations

GTA Vice City

GTA San Andreas

GTA Liberty City Stories

GTA Vice City Stories

GTA IV

  • On Happiness Island, towards the south end of the island. (Near the main plaza).
  • On Quartz Street, Middle Park.
  • Often spawns in Middle Park, Liberty City.
  • Often spawns around Alderney City and Normandy, Alderney.
  • The Ballad of Gay Tony rendition is parked in a fenced-in parking lot on Topaz Street between Exeter and Denver Avenue, Northern Middle Park.
  • The Ballad of Gay Tony rendition can also be found parked across the street from Luis's safehouse.
  • The Ballad of Gay Tony rendition spawns commonly when the player is driving a Stretch.

See also