Many amongst us might think that Keanu Reeves is the best man on earth to decode messages in binary and the man probably spends his free time smoking all the cigarettes in the world in a Constantine manner. Few are aware about his love for motorcycles and the fact that he is a co-founder of a motorcycle company called Arch Motorcycles, which has started taking pre-orders for its first motorcycle, the KRGT-1.
The engine is a 2032 cc V-twin and unlike traditional V-twins with side-mounted intakes lay in the way of the rider’s leg, disrupting ergonomics and balance, working in conjunction with S&S Cycle, the company has developed an Arch Down Draft Induction System, positioning it between the billet aluminum fuel cells, which makes the Arch KRGT-1 sleek, comfortable and agile. The intake dams collect and deliver air to the torquey 124” S&S V-twin keeping it fully aspirated, while their Multi-function design allows the dams to support and frame the KRGT-1’s billet aluminum headlight housing.
Each KRGT-1 gas tank is machined from 534 pounds of billet aluminum. This 66 hour process yields two 9 pound fuel cells which are then custom finished and joined. The right cell interior is designed and reinforced to act as a structural chassis member while the entire Arch Down Draft system is contained between the two fuel cell chambers and frame. Similarly, the ARCH billet aluminum swingarm requires over 17 hours of machining and Titanium adjusters and a hollow chromoly axle complete the assembly.
Like what you see? You can order yours for a $12,000 USD, reservation Deposit and an introductory price of $78,000 USD.
Arch Proprietary S&S Cycle T124 Twin Cam; 124 Cubic Inches (2,032 cc); 45° Downdraft Fuel Injected V-Twin
Max HP @ Rear Wheel: 121.53 Max Torque @ Rear Wheel: 121.77
Arch Proprietary 6-Speed Baker Drivetrain w/ Custom Compact High Torque Mainshaft
Primary: Arch Proprietary Bandit Dry Belt w/ Compact Clutch Basket
Final: Right Side, 530 O-ring Chain
Frame: Arch Tube & Billet Steel w/ Billet Aluminum Structural Members
Swingarm: Modular Billet Aluminum with Titanium Axle Adjusters
Front: Ohlins Inverted 43mm; Fully Adjustable
Rear: Race Tech Single Shock w/ Reservoir and Hydraulic Preload Adjustment; Fully Adjustable
BST Ultralight Carbon Fiber; Front: 3”x 19”; Rear: 8”x 18”
Front: Dual ISR 6 Piston Monoblock Radial Mount Calipers; Dual ISR Floating Dampened Discs
Rear: Single ISR 4 Piston Monoblock Radial Mount Caliper; ISR Semi-Floating Disc
High-output LED Headlamp w/ Integrated High Beam, Low Beam
MotoGadget Bar End LED Front Turn Signals
Arch Cove-Reflective LED Tail Light w/ Unitized Brake and Turn Signals
Ultra lightweight, compact Lithium Ion power cell w/ Up to 700 CCA in a sub 4 lb package
MotoGadget Motoscope Pro Digital Instrumentation w/ Programmable at Your Fingertip Function
Wheelbase: 68” Rake: 30° Trail: 5.0” Seat Height: 27.8”
Weights & Measures
Dry Weight: 538lbs
Fuel Capacity: 5 US Gallons Range: 185-210 Miles
Each Arch can be custom tailored to enhance ride comfort and performance. Ergonomic options include Forward or Mid Controls, Narrow or Wide Mounted Foot Pegs and 2” or 3” Handlebar Pull-Back Risers
Source: Arch Motorcycles