2020 Arch KRGT-1 Review

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By John Burns

2020 Arch KRGT-1

Editor Score: 82.49%

Engine 17.0/20
Suspension/Handling 12.0/15
Transmission/Clutch 8.0/10
Brakes 8.0/10
Instruments/Controls 3.5/5
Ergonomics/Comfort 8.0/10
Appearance/Quality 9.99/10
Desirability 9.0/10
Value 7.0/10
Overall Score 82.49/100

Let’s just get this out of the way right up front: If you can’t immediately dismiss the $85k price tag, you’re not the target customer. So far Arch has only produced 45 motorcycles, and there are plenty of potential customers around the globe who could purchase all 44 without blinking an eye. The KRGT-1 is motorcycle as designer watch or collectible artwork, and if the whole point isn’t exclusivity, a huge chunk of it probably is. I wouldn’t know, since I can’t get past the price tag.

But who wouldn’t want to meet up with Keanu Reeves and Arch co-founder Gard Hollinger at the very nice Langham Hotel in Pasadena for a quick blat up the Angeles Crest on their new baby, complete with “20 major changes involving more than 150 newly designed and manufactured components”?

As we noshed on an al fresco brunch amidst the Langham’s manicured landscape waiting for the morning motojournalist shift to return from their ride with Keanu and Gard, next to the first Olympic-sized pool on the west coast (our friend Chrissy Rogers got the scoop on the whole Langham layout while I rode the afternoon shift), we learned that our (very attractive) host/ Arch PR person also reps some other major actors and famous literary lights – names I had to drag out of her discreet self, like a tourist, on condition of anonymity. We are definitely Hollywooding it up. Soon, the South African journalist and the English one Arch had flown in returned from their ride, and it was Jeff Buchanan’s and my turn to meet, greet, and ride the afternoon shift. (Jeff used to work in the …read more

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