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|Vehicle type||Civilian motorbike|
|Body style||Sports bike|
|Capacity||Two (driver and passenger)|
Similar to a slightly stripped-down Ducati Streetfighter or a Kawasaki Z1000, the Vader is styled as a generic but low-end sports bike, with styling and performance traits comparable to that of the PCJ 600 streetfighter; the engine construction, steering mechanism and rims of both bikes are even identical. The Vader is available with any one of two visual configurations: One featuring dual exhaust pipes on both sides with a rear-mounted license plate and indicators, and the other featuring dual exhaust pipes mounted underneath the seat without the aforementioned rear-mounting. The bike is also available with a one-tone or two-tone color schemes that encompasses the body shell and rims.
The "Shitzu" name or logo is not present on the bike itself, but police radio chatter refers to the bike as a "Shitzu Vader".
The front portion of a Vader is glimpsed during the first trailer of GTA V, implying the bike will appear in the game. The design of the bike appears to be virtually unaltered from the TBOGT rendition.
Although the Vader's performance (which still ranks average-to-good overall) does not rate well against most other sportsbikes in TBOGT, the bike has slightly quicker acceleration than the PCJ 600, and can reach top speeds of roughly 100 mph (160 kph), slightly faster than the PCJ-600. The bike's cornering and brakes are otherwise similar to that of the PCJ-600, responsive in lower speeds, but ineffective in high speeds.
The Vader is also remarkably capable of maintaining stable wheelies indefinitely if the bike is ridden in a constant straight line; players simply need to simultaneously hold the controls to lean the bike back and accelerate.