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Arch Motorcycle Does Some Sound Effects for Cyberpunk 2077

Keanu Reeves and Video Games and Motorcycles

Keanu Reeves is in a new video game called Cyberpunk 2077, and so is his motorcycle company Arch Motorcycle. Recently, a video surfaced of Reeves and co-founder Gard Hollinger doing some audio recordings for the video game. 

In the video, the guys talk a bit about how Cyberpunk 2077 and Arch Motorcycles got connected up. They say the game developers Projekt Red were very interested in getting Arch’s motorcycles into the game.

The company’s motorcycle Method 143 is one of the bikes that definitely influenced the game. While the game doesn’t have an exact replica of Arch’s models, there is something that Hollinger calls “143-ish.”

Reeves said that the guys behind the game were fans of Arch and wanted a kind of Cyberpunk 2077 versions of the bikes. “I thought that was a very fun idea,” said Reeves.

It sounds like Projekt Red wanted to get the details right, too, which is why they had Reeves and Hollinger out there helping get the sound for the motorcycles right. This is a detail that’s often overlooked, and one that I’m happy to see the game developers paying attention to.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Keanu Reeves shows off his bike collection

Whatever you think of Keanu Reeves as an actor, you have to admire his passion for motorcycles in this latest video to promote his own brand Arch Motorcycles.

Keanu and his bikes

The video not only talks about his motorcycle company which began in 2015 with a muscle cruiser and more recently added a sports bike, but also his cool collection of motorcycles.

The 54-year-old Canadian star of The Matrix, Speed and the John Wick movies has long loved motorcycles and only ever owned two cars.

His first motorcycle was a Kawasaki 600 Enduro, followed by the beginning of his Norton affair and the first of many he’d own over the years.

Shooting often takes him away from home and his Nortons, so he got into the habit of buying a bike when filming on location and selling when the shoot was done.

He’s owned a Suzuki GS1100E, Suzuki GSX-R750, 1974 BMW 750, a Kawasaki KZ 900, an ‘84 Harley Shovelhead, and a Moto Guzzi among others.

Arch Motorcycles

Arch Motorcycles is a partnership between Keanu and bike designer/builder Gard Hollinger.

Keanue Reeves and Gard Hollinger
Keanu and Gard

They met in 2007 when Keanu asked Gard to make him a custom bike.

Keanu loved the result and they started making custom bikes for his Hollywood mates.

In 2015 they formed Arch Motorcycles and began making the KRGT-1 in their LA workshop. “KRGT” is the initials of the partners.

Keanu Reeves KRGT-1

It is powered by a 2032cc S&S V-Twin and comes with Ohlins forks, Race Tech shock, Blackstone Tek (BST) carbonfibre wheels.

Arch 1s

Keanu Reeves Arch 1s
Arch 1s

They expanded the line-up with the Arch 1s which is also powered by an S&S V-twin.

However, the bike has a more sporty orientation like the now-defunct Harley-Davidson V-Rod.Keanu Reeves Arch 1s

The Arch 1s features a CNC-machined aluminium frame, carbon-fibre seven-spoke BST wheels and optional ABS.

Check out the Wired video below about the development of Arch Motorcycles.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com