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Keanu Reeves’ KRGT-1 Motorcycle Takes Custom to New Heights Ahead of EICMA

Custom bike makers are a dime a dozen in the motorcycle-hungry U.S. Most of these groups are used to making one-off bikes, bringing their unique touch to whatever the customer wants built. Very few of them however have a series production bike that can be tailored to the needs of each individual.
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Arch is such a builder. The company founded nearly a decade ago by Keanu Reeves has become the go-to name for high-end bikes with a touch of personality. And one of its main product is the KRGT-1.

Built as an American cruiser, the KRGT-1 is getting a major overhaul before the start of the 2019 EICMA show in Milan this week.

The extensive changes were detailed by the bike maker last week and they speak of over 20 major differences and the fitting of more than 150 new parts and components. Powering the bike remains the same 2032cc S&S/ARCH engine.

The new parts include larger diameter 48mm Öhlins front forks, a home-grown new billet aluminum triple trees for the front suspension, and two-channel ABS supplied by Bosch. For the bodywork, the changes start with a redesigned fuel tank, tail section and seat.

What’s even more important for future Arch owners is the fact that each of these bikes is built with the help of the client, so each of them, despite being series production, is unique.

“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,” said in a statement Keanu Reeves. “The focus on fit and finish, the detail, the execution, the exceptional quality, how the bike is made defines ARCH.”

You can have a detailed look at all the changes made to the KRGT-1 in the press release section below. Pricing for the new version was not announced.

press release

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