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There’s an Arch in the Matrix

He may be well known as a Hollywood actor, fronting the most excellent Bill and Ted’s series of movies, and adrenaline rush Point Break, but Keanu Reeves is also a self-confessed bike addict.

So much so, that back in 2011, with the help of Gard Hollinger, he decided to launch his own motorcycle brand, Arch Motorcycles. The brand now sells custom street bikes, powered by SS V-Twin motors, with in-house trellis steel frames and a host of cool parts, including Ohlins suspension, ISR brakes, BST carbon fibre wheels and Rizoma ancillaries.

In this GQ video, Keanu describes his journey deep into the world of not just motorcycle ownership, but own-brand manufacturing.


And here’s a breakdown of the current Arch Models

KRGT-1

• 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 Fiber 5 spoke wheels

• Michelin Commander II tires

• Forward control foot positioning

• Custom tailored fit and finishes

• CARB / EPA compliant


1S

• 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 fiber 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 Fiber wheels

• Michelin Power RS tires

• AIM Digital instrumentation display

• Proprietary stainless steel / carbon fiber exhaust

• High output adaptive LED headlight

• Custom Tailored fit and finishes

• CARB / EPA compliant


METHOD 143

The Method 143 is the first concept production motorcycle featuring a carbon fiber mono-cell chassis. 

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

•  Carbon Fiber 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 Fiber 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 Fiber “Turbine” wheels

•  Michelin Power RS tires

•  Arch mobile phone instrumentation display

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

•  Proprietary LED headlight design

•  Custom Tailored fit and finishes

•  Limited to 23 units

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