Is this the motorcycle ‘Neo’ would ride in a new Matrix..?

No but it is the one Keanu Reeves helped make…
Keanu Reeves’ motorcycle brand ‘Arch’ releases new KRGT-1
Arch KRGT
Arch 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 KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

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.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

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
Arch KRGT-1

Arch KRGT-1 features redesigned bodywork, upgraded suspension, ergonomic enhancements, updated braking components and safety features.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

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.”

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

A 124ci S&S based Arch engine features an in-house-designed downdraught induction system and proprietary K&N air filter.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

Exhaust flow is managed by an Arch 2-into-1 stainless steel header system and Yoshimura carbon fiber muffler.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

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.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

Arch Motorcycle co-founder Keanu Reeves

“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.”

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

Designed and manufactured in-house, the new race-inspired billet aluminium swingarm
increases rigidity and reduces un-sprung weight for improved handling and performance.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

Completing the rear suspension is an Öhlins fully adjustable shock absorber.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

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.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

The real surprsising figure is the low, for this style of motorcycle, 244 kg dry weight.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

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.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

Designed and machined in-house, new billet aluminum triple clamps support the front suspension.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

Unique Arch/Öhlins fork bottoms accommodate radial brake caliper mounts and complete the front suspension updates.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

Working directly with Bosch to develop an anti-lock braking system, the new KRGT-1 comes standard with two-channel ABS to improve braking performance, stability and safety.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

New dual ISR six-piston front brake calipers feature increased piston diameter for more stopping power with less effort providing a more responsive feel.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

Updated bodywork for the new KRGT-1 includes a redesigned fuel tank, tail section and seat, increasing comfort and contact for the rider.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

The billet aluminium fuel tank contours have been refined for enhanced ergonomics while maintaining the original 19-litre fuel capacity.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

Adding to the fuel tank refinements the tail section has been redesigned to accommodate a new composite-base seat configuration.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

Additionally, the front cowling has been reshaped, resized and repositioned to house a new dash panel and complement the J.W. Speaker Adaptive 2 headlamp while also reducing wind buffeting.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

Redesigned front and rear carbon fibre fenders complement the motorcycle’s silhouette.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

New KRGT-1 ergonomic features include updated hand and foot controls.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

Magura clutch and front brake assemblies were selected to meet the highest demands of function, tactility and performance.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

Foot controls have been redesigned and manufactured in-house for increased comfort, feel and contact.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

Ultralight Blackstone Tek (BST) five-spoke carbon fiber wheels and Michelin Commander II tyres connect the new Arch KRGT-1 to the road for optimal handling and performance.

Arch KRGT
Arch KRGT-1

Arch KRGT-1 Specifications

Engine ARCH proprietary S&S Cycle T124 twin cam; 124 cubic inches (2,032 cc); 45° downdraft fuel injected V-Twin Max torque: 165 Nm @ Rear Wheel.
Transmission ARCH proprietary 6-Speed drivetrain w/ custom compact high torque mainshaft.
Brakes Bosch anti-lock braking (ABS) system Front: dual ISR 6 piston monoblock radial mount calipers; dual ISR two-piece discs Rear: single JSR 4 piston monoblock radial mount caliper; ISR two-piece discs.
Drive Primary: ARCH proprietary Bandit dry belt w/ compact clutch casket Final: right side, 530 0-ring chain.
Chassis Frame: ARCH tube & billet steel w/ billet aluminum structural members Swingarm: billet aluminum/titanium axle adjusters.
Suspension Front: Ohlins inverted 48mm; fully adjustable.
Rear: Ohlins single shock w/ reservoir and hydraulic preload adjustment; fully adjustable.
Wheels BST ultralight carbon fiber
Front: 3″x 19″
Rear: B”x 18″
Tyres Front: Michelin Commander II 120/70/ZR19
Rear: Michelin Commander II 240/40/R19
Lighting High output adaptive LED headlamp w/integrated high beam, low beam. Bar end LED front turn signals, ARCH cove-reflective LED tail light
Instrumentation MotoGadget Motoscope Pro Digital instrumentation w/ programmable at your fingertip function
Geometry Wheelbase: 68″ Rake: 30° Trail: 5.0″ Seat height: 27.8″
Dry Weight 244 kg (538l bs)
Ergonomics Each ARCH can be custom tailored to enhance ride comfort and performance, including ergonomics packages specific to rider dimensions.

Arch KRGT-1 Images

Source: MCNews.com.au

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