Keanu Reeves’s ARCH Motorcycles Announces Production of 1s

This one's several years in the making

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Gard Hollinger speaks next to Keanu Reeves during the presentation of the new motorbike Arch 1s during the 2017 Milano Moto Show.
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The road from prototype to production can be a long one, whether you’re looking at a motorcycle or an SUV. In 2017, ARCH Motorcycles announced the 1s, described at the time in a CycleNews article as “the company’s first single-sided swingarm motorcycle.” But in the years since then, the 1s has remained in development even as the KRGT-1 — named for one of the company’s founders, Keanu Reeves — began making its way onto roads across the country.

Now, however, the 1s looks like it’s ready to have its moment in the spotlight as well. ARCH Motorcycles posted a video in which the company’s co-founder, Gard Hollinger, detailed some of the features of the 1s — and detailed the years-long process that it took to get to this point. He also helped explain what differentiates the 1s from the KRGT-1 and what they have in common, such as a V-Twin engine.

“Where it differs from the KRGT-1 is that it’s a little bit more agile,” Hollinger explained in the video. “I would say that it offers a little bit more of an aggressive riding experience than the KRGT-1.”

He went on to point out that the 1s has a similar-looking chassis to the KRGT-1, but one that features a number of differences pertaining to faster steering, as well as an exhaust system designed to project the sound of the engine in a specific direction. There’s also a slim but comprehensive-looking digital dashboard and an unobtrusive method of refueling the motorcycle.

Autoblog has even more details on the 1s, including the price — $128,000. It’s a lot of money for a lot of motorcycle.

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