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ARCH: A closer look at Keanu Reeves' premium motorbike range

Founded by famous actor Keanu Reeves, ARCH Motorcycles has an exquisite selection of custom production sports cruisers to choose from; We take a closer look.

Most motorcyclists have seen of, or at least heard of ARCH Motorcycles, as they’ve been hugely popular - thanks in part to the company founder, Keanu Reeves. 

However, seeing an ARCH in the flesh is another thing entirely, as in the UK they're as rare as an unmolested 49cc Gilera Runner. 

So, we’re doing the next best thing, and taking a close up digital look at all the motorcycles ARCH produces and their best bits.

KRGT-1

The KRGT-1 is has created its own unique category, as it’s a custom production American performance cruiser.  It has all the equipment and horsepower to be ridden aggressively but also is comfortable enough for long distances and highway cruises. 

The 2019 KRGT-1 builds off the 2018 model, with improvements to the bodywork, upgraded front suspension and new ISR 6 piston radial-mounted brakes.  

Each KRGT-1 is custom tailored to provide personalized ergonomics and curated fit and finishes, making every motorcycle unique to its owner. This is a feature common throughout the ARCH motorcycle range.

Specs 

• 124 CI, 2032cc S&S Cycle T124 45 degree downdraft fuel injected V-Twin engine

• Proprietary 6-Speed Drivetrain with compact high torque main-shaft and compact dry clutch

• Billet and tubular steel frame with CNC machined aluminum sub-chassis

• New ergonomically improved CNC machined billet aluminum fuel cells

• New Ohlins / Arch proprietary FGRT series fork, fully adjustable

• Ohlins / Arch proprietary rear shock with reservoir, hydraulic pre-load adjustment, fully adjustable

• Front Brakes: New ISR dual six 30mm piston Monobloc radial mount calipers with ISR floating dampened discs

• Rear Brakes: Single ISR four piston Monobloc radial mount caliper with ISR semi floating disc

• 19” Front  / 18” Rear BST Carbon Fibre 5 spoke wheels

• Michelin Commander II tires

• Forward control foot positioning 

• Custom tailored fit and finishes

• CARB / EPA compliant

1S

Sharing the same 124 CI 2032cc V-Twin engine as the KGRT-1, the 1S is the first production single sided swingarm motorcycle produced by ARCH. And it looks properly dope!  

This new model to the ARCH family also slots into the custom production sports cruiser category, with a race-inspired CNC Machined Aluminum body and a boatload of Carbon fibre paneling - including a carbon fibre fuel tank. 

Specs

• 124 CI, 2032cc S&S Cycle T124 45 degree downdraft fuel injected V-Twin engine

• Proprietary 6-Speed Drivetrain with compact high torque main-shaft and compact dry clutch

• Billet and tubular steel frame with CNC machined aluminum backbone and sub-chassis

• CNC machined Single-Sided billet aluminum swingarm

• CNC machined aluminum / carbon fibre fuel tank with integrated fuel filler enclosure

• Ohlins / Arch proprietary FGRT series fork, fully adjustable

• Ohlins / Arch proprietary rear shock with reservoir, hydraulic pre-load adjustment, fully adjustable

• Front Brakes: ISR dual six 30mm piston Monobloc radial mount calipers with ISR floating dampened discs

• Rear Brakes: Single ISR four piston Monobloc radial mount caliper with ISR semi floating disc

• 17” BST Carbon fibre wheels

• Michelin Power RS tires

• AIM Digital instrumentation display

• Proprietary stainless steel / carbon fibre exhaust

• High output adaptive LED headlight

• Custom Tailored fit and finishes

• CARB / EPA compliant

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Method 143

The Method 143 has about 300cc bigger engine capacity, and even more carbon fibre than the 1S, as it has a light-weight carbon fibre mono-cell chassis. That’s some F1 type engineering right there. 

The unique motorcycle strikes a balance between art/craftsmanship and engineering, through precise CNC machine programming of the aluminum bodywork components.   

Unfortunately, The Method 143 isn’t for the masses, and will be limited to only 23 units. 

Specs

•  143 CI, 2343cc S&S Cycle T143 45 degree downdraft fuel injected V-Twin engine

•  Carbon fibre Monocell chassis with integrated fuel cell

•  CNC machined aluminum sub-chassis

•  Arch designed / Suter Industries manufactured CNC machined Single-Sided billet aluminum swingarm

•  CNC machined aluminum bodywork with layered integrated leather in seat and tank area

•  Ohlins / Arch proprietary FGRT series fork, fully adjustable

•  Ohlins / Arch proprietary rear shock with reservoir, hydraulic pre-load adjustment, fully adjustable

•  Carbon fibre Aerodynamic fork covers

•  Front Brakes: ISR dual six 30mm piston Monobloc radial mount calipers with ISR floating dampened discs

•  Rear Brakes: Dual ISR four piston Monobloc radial mount caliper with ISR semi floating disc

•  Arch designed 17” BST Carbon fibre “Turbine” wheels

•  Michelin Power RS tires

•  Arch mobile phone instrumentation display

•  MotoGP inspired Titanium  / Carbon fibre / Billet Aluminum, Arch / SC Project exhaust system

•  Proprietary LED headlight design

•  Custom Tailored fit and finishes

•  Limited to 23 units

Price: How long is a piece of string? 

About ARCH

  • ARCH Motorcycles creates custom production motorcycles with a unique blend of performance, customization, and attention to detail - making them some of the most exotic looking motorcycles out there.  

  • All the motorcycles Arch manufactures are designed to be one of a kind and are tailored to match the customers that purchase them. 

  • Over 200 parts are manufactured at the California based facility using high-tech CNC and water-jet machinery.  

  • ARCH creates motorcycles that have some of the best aftermarket components known to man already fitted to them. And if it’s not aftermarket, then it sure as hell is custom!

It’s safe to say that ARCH motorbikes are just as much a piece of art, as they are a fully functioning motorcycle.

It’s safe to say that ARCH motorbikes are just as much a piece of art, as they are a fully functioning motorcycle.

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