Keanu Reeves’ motorcycle brand ‘Arch’ releases new KRGT-1
Keanu Reeves and designer/builder Gard Hollinger founded Arch Motorcycles in 2011, a company that produces bespoke production motorcycles in their state-of-the-art, Los Angeles workshop.
Arch are taking orders now and have started production of their new KRGT-1 model. Every machine is designed to be tailored through a bespoke ergonomic and aesthetic package, created in close partnership with the client throughout the 90-day build process. The result is an Arch motorcycle completely unique to each owner.
The new KRGT-1 features over 20 major changes from their previous generation machine and involves more than 150 newly designed and manufactured components.
Arch KRGT-1 features redesigned bodywork, upgraded suspension, ergonomic enhancements, updated braking components and safety features.
Arch Motorcycle co-founder Gard Hollinger
“The KRGT-1 was originally designed to realize the potential and push the boundaries of what an American V-twin motorcycle could offer. Our new KRGT-1 stays true to the original objective while further developing and refining the motorcycle’s design and performance elements to enhance the overall riding experience.”
A 124ci S&S based Arch engine features an in-house-designed downdraught induction system and proprietary K&N air filter.
Exhaust flow is managed by an Arch 2-into-1 stainless steel header system and Yoshimura carbon fiber muffler.
This powertrain delivers impressive low-end torque from the first twist of the throttle with Arch claiming a rear wheel torque figure of 165 Nm.
“The new KRGT-1 delivers on Arch Motorcycle’s ambition: a beautiful and extraordinary
machine that handles like no other motorcycle. Through the curves, down the straights,
planted, confident, comfortable, it’s an unsurpassed riding experience. The focus on fit and finish, the detail, the execution, the exceptional quality, how the bike is made defines Arch.”
Designed and manufactured in-house, the new race-inspired billet aluminium swingarm
increases rigidity and reduces un-sprung weight for improved handling and performance.
Completing the rear suspension is an Öhlins fully adjustable shock absorber.
The chassis structure is equipped with redesigned in-house-machined billet aluminium side plates to accommodate the new swingarm pivot and updated engine isolation mounts.
The real surprsising figure is the low, for this style of motorcycle, 244 kg dry weight.
To increase stability, improve tyre feel and overall handling the new KRGT-1 is equipped with larger diameter 48mm Öhlins front forks featuring NIX technology.
Designed and machined in-house, new billet aluminum triple clamps support the front suspension.
Unique Arch/Öhlins fork bottoms accommodate radial brake caliper mounts and complete the front suspension updates.
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