We were so busy running around EICMA making silver screen magic with our own videos, we didn’t even have time to stop by actual movie star Keanu Reeves’ Arch Motorcycles display. Which is a damn shame, because you know that’s where all the cool people were and we could’ve maybe discussed our craft. It’s also a shame because Arch had two new models on display.
The Method 143, in the lead photo and here, uses a carbon fiber “mono-cell chassis” and a “layering design concept” – along with plenty of leather, carbon fiber and artfully crafted CNC machined aluminum. Main attractions include:
The Method 143’s release date and price have yet to be announced, but you better get your order in ASAP as production will be limited to 23 units.
The 1S, below, is an evolution of Arch’s original KRGT-1. In addition to having a new, single-sided swingarm, this one enforces a more aggressive riding position “while still keeping hold of its performance cruiser formulation.”
There’s plenty of machined aluminum and carbon fiber here, too, on what Arch calls a race inspired motorcycle. Pricing and release date for the 1S are also as yet unavailable.
Meanwhile, the original KRGT-1 returns with ergonomic enhancements to the bodywork, updated front suspension, upgraded brakes with optional ABS and EURO 4 compliance. That’s important. As part of its new partnership with Suter Industries, Arch will now market its bikes in Europe.