Sanchez

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Vehicle
Sanchez
A Sanchez in GTA Vice City.
A Sanchez in GTA Vice City.
Appearance(s) GTA Vice City
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
GTA IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
GTA Chinatown Wars
GTA V
Vehicle type Civilian motorbike
Body style Dirt bike/dual-sport motorbike
Capacity 2 (rider and passenger)

The Sanchez is a recurring dirt bike/dual-sport motorbike introduced in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

Description

Design

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 of the GTA IV rendition, meaning the engine displacement should be around 450cc. In GTA IV, the Sanchez is manufactured by Maibatsu.

In most of its appearances, Sanchez's are common on urban as well as suburban street. In GTA San Andreas, however, the Sanchez is almost exclusively found in rural portions of San Andreas, reflecting its use in more rough terrain. The bike's go-anywhere reputation is also exploited in side-missions, ranging from checkpoint side-quests to stadium events and races.

Performance

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). Though its performance 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.

Variants

Black Sanchez

The black Sanchez found in the "Trial by Dirt" sub-mission.

In GTA Vice City three Black Sanchez dirt bikes appears 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 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. A similar black Sanchez may also be found in a mission in the episodic content The Ballad of Gay Tony for Grand Theft Auto IV, as listed below.

Manchez

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

Trivia

  • It is the only dirtbike in the series, excluding its variant, the Manchez, in GTA Liberty City Stories.
  • During the development of GTA San Andreas, GTA Vice City's Sanchez was used as a placeholder.[1]
  • A "Dirty Sanchez" is a slang term for a sex act associated with coprophilia.
  • 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).
  • The GTA IV rendition also features Terroil decals on the front suspension fork, suggesting that Terroil manufactured them.
  • In perfect condition the Sanchez can be sold at S&M Auto Sales for $1,200 in GTA IV after completion of Stevie's Car Thefts.
  • A Sanchez plays the following radio stations by default when first ridden:

Locations

GTA Vice City
  • Parked at the southeast corner of the dirt track in northern Downtown.
  • Commonly spawn in traffic
GTA San Andreas
GTA Liberty City Stories
GTA Vice City Stories
  • Parked across the road in front of the Vice Point 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.
  • South of the light house in Ocean Beach. (Automatically starts Land, Sea, and Air Ace)
  • At the first safehouse, can bought for $1000, note that this is bullet-proof (PS2 version).
GTA IV
  • 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.
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony

Reference

  1. Pre-release Sanchez screenshot