Keanu Reeves and Gard Hollinger, the co-founders of Arch Motorcycles are amazing the world with these innovative new motorcycles
The KRGT-1 is a custom tailored production Cruiser that provides personalized ergonomics and carefully selected fit and finishes, making every motorcycle unique to its owner.
The 1S is a sport influenced production Cruiser that has a more aggressive riding position, while maintaining it’s performance as a cruiser. Like the KRGT-1, the 1S with it’s elegant yet race inspired design and single sided swingarm, can also be custom tailored to its owner’s preferences.
The Method 143 is a concept production motorcycle featuring a carbon fiber mono-cell chassis and a unique layering design concept with elegant craftsmanship, including fine leather, carbon fiber and artfully programmed CNC machined aluminum. This progressively designed motorcycle will be limited to only 23 units.
Keanu Reeve’s first motorcycle was in the mid 80’s. His second motorcycle was a 1973 Marc – Norton Commander.
Keanu really loves Norton’s upswept pipe, the featherbed frame, and with the engine rubber mounted, he loves how it takes a lot of the vibration out of it.
Keanu rode motorcycles in films such as “Chain Reaction” and “My Own Private Idaho”.
“On a motorcycle you’re a little more vulnerable so the stakes are higher which I like. For me it’s the visceral quality of it, the vibration, the wind, the sound and then it’s just really a great place to think to feel and to get away. You know when I don’t ride a motorcycle I’d go through withdrawal, it’s not good for my health.” Keanu
Apart from his love of Nortons, Keanu also purchased a Harley-Davidson Dyna Wide Glide and was looking to personalize it. He was introduced to Gard Hollinger, the owner of a custom building company called Chop Rods.
Together Gard and Keanu built a custom bike, in which they took the Harley engine and built a motorcycle around it. This design became the prototype for the Arch Motorcycle, and the co-founding of the Arch Motorcycle company.
Hand Made Excellence
Arch Motorcycle company manufacture over 200 parts for each motorcycle of Billet Aluminum, and contrary to casting, billet parts are created by removing excess material from the billet (essentially the part is carved out of solid aluminum).
“In terms of the company, definitely I’m involved with the the dream and ambition of the company.” Keanu
The 1S features compared to the KRGT-1
- the riding position
- instead of having forward controls, it has a mid controls
- it has a different rake, bringing the front wheel closer for sport handling
- it also has different wheels, bodywork, tank design and instrument panel
- the frame is not exposed
Concept Production Motorcycle
The Method 143 features a carbon fiber mono-cell frame. It’s unique layering design concept and elegant craftsmanship of the bodywork include fine leather, carbon fiber and artfully programmed CNC machined aluminum.
This progressively designed motorcycle will be limited to only 23 units when it is brought into production.
The powerplant of this bike is a massive S&S 143 cubic inch engine with futuristic design elements, such as the skins of the seat flowing into the shape of the tank.