Keanu Reeves got together with L.A. County Choprod’s Gard Hollinger to build a custom bike, but the two got to talking and the eventual result was not just a motorcycle, but a motorcycle company as well. The first bike from the Arch Motorcycle Company—the KR GT-1—will enter production this year.
Keanu has been riding for over 25 years, and is an avid motorcyclist, who has ridden bikes ranging from Ducatis to Kawasakis. Says Reeves:
“I’m a guy who loves everything about motorcycles—the sounds, the style and the aesthetic combined with the function, but most of all the riding experience. I’ve enjoyed motorcycles for as long as I can remember, and I’m ready to share my passion with the world.”
Aside from it being based on an ’84 Shovelhead, not many details are known about the KR GT-1—except that Keanu wisely chose ME880s to go on the bike. The ME880 is a great tire for custom bikes. It comes in 85 sizes, has whitewall variations, and is very long-lasting. A solid center section gives sure-footed handling over grooved pavement and great wear characteristics, and the look perfectly complements cruisers and touring bikes.