Keanu Reeves, Gard Hollinger form custom motorcycle company

Publish Date: 
Oct 3, 2012

Gard Hollinger Keanu Reeves Arch Motorcycle CompanyTHANKS TO the Cyril Huze Blog for the heads up about a new collaboration between custom bike builder Gard Hollinger and actor Keanu Reeves.

Arch Motorcycle Co. is the result of a longtime friendship between Hollinger — of L.A. County Choprods fame — and Reeves, and their search for the ideal machine.

We took a look at the business' new website. It says the two first met when the actor worked with Hollinger on customizing one of his motorcycles. This led to a friendship and the realization that both of them had similar beliefs about bike design and performance, and “a life on two wheels.”

Gard Hollinger Keanu ReevesSoon, work began on a custom build that would possess their shared ideals, the site says. “Time and commerce took a back seat as the project was allowed to fully germinate,” it reads. After 3D modeling commenced, the results were a bike that looked like it could head to production.

The two completed the KR GT-1 Prototype in fall 2011. First word was all the design and function goals had been met. “The results was a machine they both knew had to be shared with the world,” says the site’s About page.

Gard Hollinger Keanu Reeves Arch Motorcycle CompanyAccording to Reeves’ bio, the actor has been riding for more than 25 years, owns a number of Norton Commandos, and rides daily, rain or shine.

Arch Motorcycle Company expects to have a production bike ready for testing by the beginning of 2013.

Posted by Dennis Johnson