No but it is the one Keanu Reeves helped make…
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.
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.”
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.
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.
New dual ISR six-piston front brake calipers feature increased piston diameter for more stopping power with less effort providing a more responsive feel.
Updated bodywork for the new KRGT-1 includes a redesigned fuel tank, tail section and seat, increasing comfort and contact for the rider.
The billet aluminium fuel tank contours have been refined for enhanced ergonomics while maintaining the original 19-litre fuel capacity.
Adding to the fuel tank refinements the tail section has been redesigned to accommodate a new composite-base seat configuration.
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.
Redesigned front and rear carbon fibre fenders complement the motorcycle’s silhouette.
New KRGT-1 ergonomic features include updated hand and foot controls.
Magura clutch and front brake assemblies were selected to meet the highest demands of function, tactility and performance.
Foot controls have been redesigned and manufactured in-house for increased comfort, feel and contact.
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-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.|
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