"It's not really a place, it's a feeling," biker icon James Hurley once said of his dream destination. "Sometimes riding at night, I punch off the headlights and roll the throttle in just rocket blind into the dark."
But some bikers are dirty boys. They cuss, smoke cigarettes, refuse to tuck their shirts, and don't even kiss their mothers goodbye. These rough tough scruffs congeal into gangs, roaring down the highway honking their hogs and yelling e.g. "Hey you, go on, get out of it!" Don't you find that secretly thrilling? If so, watch for the next major Grand Theft Auto Online [official site] update, which will focus on bikers and bike gangs.
The 'Bikers' update will let up to eight dirty boys start their own Motorcycle Club, Rockstar say. They explain:
"Bikers will introduce new roles to play from fresh Prospects to club Presidents with a massive slate of new competitive and co-op gameplay, along with a range of new motorcycles, properties that include MC Clubhouses with a special custom Biker mechanic, and venues for seedy business ventures."
Fingers crossed I'll become Club Treasurer! I'll spend all our money on gel pens to design our cool tattoos. Oh, yes, of course the update will also bring new tattoos, biker gear, weapons and whatnot.
It sounds like the update will also bring new bicycling activities for clean boys who don't want to join a 'Club'.
This sounds nice but dang, after reading about the million people playing weird GTA: San Andreas in multiplayer with custom modes, GTA Online does seem a little empty.
That said, obviously I intend to start my own gang. I'm thinking Rude Ladies With Cool Jackets.
Rockstar haven't said quite when Bikers will launch.