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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Arch Motorcycle Company

Arch begins production of KRGT-1

ARCH Motorcycle Company, the production motorcycle business established by Gard Hollinger, the owner of LA County ChopRods, and actor Keanu Reeves, has started manufacturing its first model – the KRGT-1.

The formation of Arch Motorcycle Company was officially announced in October of 2012, when the first prototype model was shown. However, over the intervening years all that has been carried over from that first version is the front tire. The production version of the KRGT-1 showcases over 200 parts created at the Arch production facility, and each bike requires 300-plus machine-hours, using state-of-the-art CNC and water-jet machinery. One example of the work that is undertaken is the unique downdraft intake system. The proprietary design eliminates the bulky breather assembly found on nearly all American V-twins, said to increase rider comfort and a more ergonomic profile. Arch worked closely with S&S Cycle and K&N Engineering to create a package that could be hidden between the billet aluminum gas tanks while still keeping the T124 engine properly aspirated. The design includes matching air dams, machined and positioned to frame the billet aluminum headlight assembly.  

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