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