I play GTA for ages now, from I to V, but never got around playing the EFLC. GTA IV was my least favorite game in the series, I couldn't get over the dull color palette, saturation, and graphics. I still prefer IV over any other non-GTA title, appreciate the awesome story & map design, it's superior quality but it never had that appeal to me, subjectively speaking. (more of a Vice City & Five guy). So I never came around to play EFLC because I didn't have the initiative.
Things changed when got back into modding, I found amazing graphic mods & ENBs for these titles and now I'm in full GTA EFLC hype. In some places, it even looks better than vanilla GTA V and allows me to fully appreciate story & map. Love it. I came around to finish TBoGT (loved it) and just started TLaD (loving it).
So first, I found out where the cheeky scrubs at Rockstar found all that DLC content for GTA Online (j/k-j/k), second, I'm kind of thrown off by some of the game mechanics. TBoGT was a classic GTA in that regard, but TLaD is very different to me.
So my Question: About Johnny's Bike story, it's his personal vehicle, but not really? The way it usually was until V is, if you lose the car you want to keep it despawns and you're f*cked. I noticed this was also true for IV and TBoGT, but how is it held in TLaD since they make such a big fuss about J's unique & personal bike? What happens if it gets destroyed or even more likely, the dilemma we had in every single GTA before, I have to leave it somewhere because of a mission? Will it get returned to the clubhouse? Will it spawn at the clubhouse? Can I contact someone to find it 4 me/repair it or will I simply be f*cked and have to use another one?
I just want to do it RP and am attached to realism, so I pay attention to that stuff. So what should I look out for? What can I allow myself to do? Is the game forgiving with this personal vehicle stuff or do I have to pay strict attention?