Not only does Keanu Reeves love motorcycles, but he also started his own motorcycle company, called ARCH Motorcycle, with his friend Gard Hollinger. The company creates motorcycles and has been involved with developing some of the motorcycles used in the video game Cyberpunk 2077. Here’s a look at the motorcycle models available from the ARCH Motorcycle company.
The ARCH Motorcycle company of Keanu Reeves
According to MSN, Keanu Reeves and Greg Hollinger met in 2007 when Reeves had Hollinger’s garage build him a custom motorcycle based on his 2005 Harley-Davidson Dyna. The bike took 4.5 years to build, but Reeves loved it so much that he suggested starting a motorcycle company. The idea was to build something beautiful that would leave a legacy for the world.
This led to the formation of ARCH Motorcycle in 2011. Keanu Reeves is involved in the design and vision of the company, while Hollinger handles the design and build of the creations. Since each bike is bespoke, the company produces only 50 to 100 models each year.
Models from ARCH Motorcycle
The ARCH Motorcycle company offers three cruiser motorcycles that buyers can customize. These motorcycles are also sized to fit each client. Reeves describes them as “performance cruisers,” says Web Bike World.
The ARCH KRGT-1 was based on Keanu Reeves’ original custom Harley-Davidson and has been around since 2015. With numerous updates over the years, it now sports more than 150 changes than earlier versions. The KRGT-1 is a light bike built with a lot of aluminum. It’s a 2032cc V-twin-powered motorcycle, generating roughly 122 hp and 122 lb-ft at the rear wheel. It has a fully adjustable Ohlins suspension plus ISR disc brakes with ABS, a Motogadget digital dash, and custom LED lighting. Its BST wheels and Yoshimura muffler are made from carbon fiber.
ARCH’s second model, the 1S, was released in 2018. This aluminum-framed sportbike/cruiser hybrid has a single-sided swingarm and the same engine as the KRGT-1. It has a different exhaust and carbon-fiber fuel tank, plus it has more steeply raked forks. The 1S also has lower handlebars and higher mid-mounted foot controls, giving it a more aggressive appearance.
The third model from ARCH Motorcycle is the ARCH Method 143. This motorcycle also has carbon-fiber wheels and a V-twin engine. It differs by having a carbon-fiber chassis with an integrated fuel cell. It has a carbon-fiber-covered single-sided swingarm and a titanium and carbon-fiber exhaust. Ohlins worked with ARCH to develop the suspension just for this motorcycle. Its engine is a 2343cc V-twin, producing 170 hp. The Method 143 is also the inspiration for an in-game bike in Cyberpunk 2077, where Reeves voiced and modeled for a non-player character.
Other products from ARCH Motorcycle
Motorcycles aren’t the only product available from ARCH Motorcycle. The company also sells apparel on its website. Clothing options include two short-sleeve t-shirts, a women’s t-shirt, a long-sleeve shirt, and a hoodie. The hat options include a red snapback hat, a black snapback hat, and a beanie. Everything is priced at either $35 or $45 except for the hoodie, which is $85.
While not a physical product, ARCH owners also receive access to concierge-style customer support and ARCH owner’s events, which are run in partnership with the Michelin Guide. ARCH KRGT-1 owners also receive a personalized ARCH Owner’s Case. The billet aluminum case contains a personalized ID plate showing the date of manufacture, serial number, and the owner’s name. It also has an owner’s book documenting the creation of that particular motorcycle, a special tool kit, a master key, and an upholstered panel.
For additional information on ARCH Motorcycle, its products, and Keanu Reeves’ role within the business, we recommend checking out the company’s website. While you’re there, you might take a look around the shop and find out if any ARCH Motorcycle model or apparel is the right fit.