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Thursday, 31 August 2017

Arch Motorcycles and Suter Industries

Arch Motorcycles and Suter Industries in co-op deal

Gard Hollinger and Keanu Reeves’ Hawthorn, California based Arch Motorcycle Company, known for its handmade KRGT 1 performance cruiser, has been appointed by Swiss race engineering company Suter Industries as the exclusive North American importer and distributor of their internationally recognized and track successful MMX 500, MMX 2 Moto2 race and other motorcycles.  

Arch KRGT-1; Suter Motorcycles in Switzerland are the European importer for the KRGT-1 and future Arch models, and will work with the Californian builder on future engineering development and European emissions compliance

Arch has formed a separate division within its company named Suter North America, which will specialize specifically in the sales, set-up and technical support of Suter Motorcycles. Graves Motorsports (Van Nuys, California) remain the sole U.S. importer of Suter clutches.
In parallel, Suter Industries has been appointed by Arch Motorcycle as their European importer and distributor – Suter will take the lead in the process of creating a Euro 4 compliant Arch KRGT-1 motorcycles and leverage its highly respected engineering resources for Arch as they develop future models and product.

Gard Hollinger, co-owner with Keanu Reeves of Arch Motorcycles:
the undisputed technical prowess Suter brings
Suter Industries is an engineering company founded in 1996 by Eskil Suter. Well respected within the race industry, Suter won three consecutive manufacturer championships in the Moto2 class (2010, 2011 and 2012); 2012 also marked the first year a young Marc Marquez won the Moto2 Championship for Suter.  In mid-2015, Suter hit the headlines again with the release of its “epic, two-stroke racing marvel”, the MMX500.
Suter CEO Maurizio Bäumle comments: “We at Suter are pleased and proud to have found an enthusiastic partner in Arch Motorcycle Company. Both our companies share the same vision with regard to technical perfection, but I think it is our mutual passion for riding that ultimately makes this a perfect partnership.” 
Arch Motorcycle Company was co-founded in 2012 by Gard Hollinger and Keanu Reeves with the goal of creating the “ultimate American performance cruiser.”  Their inaugural model, the KRGT-1, was released in 2015 and has sold all over the world. Arch say they plan to launch additional models to complement the KRGT-1 later this year. 

The Suter MMX 500 will be sold in the United States by Arch Motorcycles

Arch co-founder/designer Gard Hollinger said: “The undisputed technical prowess Suter brings in precision motorcycle manufacturing is what really excites us about working together.  We’re extremely excited about the engineering resources that Suter brings to the table, which really are unparalleled and will be a great asset to our Arch team as we continue to develop some of the best motorcycles in the world.”
Fellow co-founder Keanu Reeves continued: “It is a real honor for Arch to have the unique opportunity to bring the Suter MMX 500 and Moto2 motorcycles here to North America and conversely, for Suter to be our Arch representative over in Europe. Like Arch, Suter makes motorcycles for riders who appreciate an incredible riding experience. Both of our companies are committed to excellence in everything we do. I’m very excited about the potential for what we can create together moving forward.”