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The Great American is a vehicle in Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 2: Off the Record.

It is a dirtbike painted with USA spray paint in the combo bay at the north end of the Silver Strip.

Its durability can be increased with the Bikes magazine.

Riding[]

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  • Main: Hold Right trigger/R2 to accelerate.

Vehicle modifications[]

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Tutorial screen

In Dead Rising 2, after defeating the psychopath Leon Bell during the mission Meet the Contestants, Chuck acquires a key to Leon's Combo Bay and a green dirtbike.

In Off the Record, after defeating the psychopath Chuck Greene during the mission People Like Us, Frank also acquires a key to the Combo Bay and a green dirtbike.[1]

The dirtbike, located in the Combo Bay on the Silver Strip's north end, will respawn every time the player enters another area with a load screen.

Tutorial screen:

BIKE MODIFICATIONS
Chuck is an ex-motocross racer and can modify motorbikes in a variety of ways.
Bring a bike to the Combo Bay and combine it with weapons or paint.
Experiment with different combinations and ride in style!

The dirtbike is the only vehicle the player can customize with new paint jobs or modifications. The player cannot paint the Chopper or the Mercenary Bike.

The following is a list of every item that the player can combine with the bike:[2]

Photo Bike name Speed Durability Weapon required Results
Dead rising Bazooka Bike.png Bazooka Bike 43.50[3] 250[3] Rocket Launcher (combo weapon) Bike has a Rocket Launcher attached to the side. Beware of splash damage. Ammo: 150.
Dead rising Chain Saw Bike.png Slicecycle 43.50[3] 250[3] Chainsaw Bike has two chainsaws mounted to the sides.
Dead rising Machine Gun Bike.png Machine Gun Bike 43.50[3] 250[3] LMG Bike has two light machine guns attached. Ammo: 250.
Dead rising Rabbit Bike.png Rabbit Bike 31.25[3] 400[3] Giant Stuffed Rabbit Bike has a Giant Stuffed Rabbit attached. Zombies bounce off.
Dead rising Wheelchair Bike.png Wheelchair Bike 34.18[3] 250[3] Wheelchair Bike has a wheelchair attached. Survivors and co-op players can ride in the wheelchair.
Dead rising Motorbike.png Red Rocket 43.50[3] 250[3] Red Spray Paint Paints the bike red.
Dead rising Blue Thunder.png Blue Thunder 43.50[3] 250[3] Blue Spray Paint Paints the bike blue.
Dead rising Green Machine.png Green Machine 43.50[3] 250[3] Green Spray Paint Paints the bike green.
Dead rising Purple Punisher.png Purple Punisher 43.50[3] 250[3] Purple Spray Paint Paints the bike purple.
Dead rising Great American.png Great American 43.50[3] 250[3] USA Spray Paint Paints the bike in USA colors (red, white, and blue).

Trivia[]

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  • The default dirtbike color is red. As seen in the PC game file items.txt, there are six different subtypes that a bike may be set to, which determines what color the bike will appear as:
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See also[]

References[]

  1. "cMissionDefinition TrailerUnlock" in missions.txt
  2. Stratton, Stephen (2010). Dead Rising 2 Prima Official Game Guide. Prima. 
  3. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t items.txt
  4. For example, to make a Great American spawn in The American Historium, a player would add the following to data/datafile.big/americana_casino.txt:
    cItemPlacement superbike_reduce_usa
    {
    ItemName = "SuperBike"
    Location = "-405.180,-3.502,-36.695"
    TextureSubType = "4"
    }
    

    Note: the descriptions in items.txt do not match the bikes' actual skins. For example:

    AlternateTextureName2 = "data/models/environment/props/superbike_reduce_green"

    TextureSubType = "2" creates the Blue Thunder, not the Green Machine.