Actor Keanu Reeves wanted a custom bike, and instead, he ended up teaming up with Gard Hollinger to create more than just a new everyday rider; the duo also ended up co-founding the new Arch Motorcycle Company.
Arch’s mission is simple: Create big American bikes that are not only comfortable for long cruises, but also act as range-toppers in speed and handling.
Arch makes nearly all of the parts itself, over 200 pieces, including the pair of nine-pound gas tanks crafted from 534 pounds of billet aluminum. Arch has built its own engine, a 2,032 cc proprietary version of an S&S Cycle 124-cubic inch V-twin with a special downdraft fuel injection and six-speed drivetrain.
The bike has been dubbed the KRGT and weighs 538 pounds, dry, and can hold up to 5 gallons of gas for a range of up to 210 miles. No two examples are alike, though, thanks to Arch’s extensive consultation process that includes tailoring every detail to specifically suit the owner’s needs.
The Arch KRGT-1 requires an initial deposit of $15,000, $20,000 after the design process is completed, and another $43,000 upon delivery, which leads to a grand total of $78,000 per build.