Keanu On September 2, 1964, Charles Reeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon. His father, Samuel, is from Hawaii, while his mother, Patricia, is from Essex, England. When Reeves’ mother was employed as a costume designer in Beirut, she met his father. After his father abandoned the family when he was just three years old, they traveled much during his early years with his mother. Still, they eventually settled in Toronto and obtained Canadian citizenship in 1971.
Due to his dyslexia, Reeves’ academic performance plummeted. He got kicked out of numerous high schools. He made up for his poor grades by succeeding as a high school hockey team goalie. Reeves quit playing hockey and went to school to pursue an acting career after appearing in a school production of Romeo and Juliet and realizing how much he loved performing.
Keanu Reeves Motorcycles Collection
The second bike he purchased and one he “had a lot of fun with” is the Norton Commando 850 (1973 Mk2A), which starts off his garage journey past the Arch motorcycles. His first purchase was a Kawasaki 600 Enduro; over the years, he has added numerous additional Nortons to his collection. According to MotorBikeWriter, Reeves has purchased and sold multiple motorcycles while filming away from home, including a Suzuki GS1100E, Suzuki GSX-R750, BMW R75/6 (1974), Kawasaki KZ 900, and Harley-Davidson Shovelhead (1984).
Imagine putting your bike on a local classified website and having Keanu Reeves come to your house. He currently serves as the Wachowskis’ “custodian” for the Ducati 998 (2004) from The Matrix Reloaded, which was hidden away in the garage in a distinctive “Matrix Green” color. Intriguingly, the Ducati 996 shows on the cinema screens, but the 998 is in the garage.
A quick tidbit is that Carrie-Anne Moss, who plays Trinity, learned to ride on this Ducati for the movie. A Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R from his track-specific stable can be seen parked next to Gard’s Yamaha R1 (which features legendary Kenny Roberts speed block graphics) and a few of his Aprilia coworkers. He is obsessed with bikes, just like the rest of us, and his devotion goes far beyond being a pastime.
Of course, there are also many ARCH models; the KRGT-1 and 1S are just two examples of hand-crafted, incredibly stylish machines. It appears that Keanu has a custom El Diablo West Coast Chopper, a nod to his early infatuation with Toronto motorcycle gangs, which he claims opened his eyes to the world of two wheels.
Keanu Reeves has one of the best motorcycle collections, on-screen or off. Quite the legend. I adore Keanu. Well, I guess this did end up becoming a written temple to him.
The ARCH Motorcycle Company of Keanu Reeves
MSN claims that Keanu Reeves and Greg Hollinger first crossed paths in 2007 when Reeves had a bespoke motorcycle built for him in Hollinger’s garage using his 2005 Harley-Davidson Dyna as a base. Although it took 4.5 years to construct, Reeves was so enamored with the bike that he suggested launching a motorbike business. The goal was to create something stunning that would benefit all of humanity.
As a result, ARCH Motorcycle was established in 2011. Keanu Reeves is involved in the company’s concept and vision, and Hollinger is responsible for the inventions’ design and construction. The company produces only 50 to 100 models yearly because each bike is custom-made.
Models from ARCH Motorcycle
Three cruiser motorcycles are available for customization from the ARCH Motorcycle company. Each customer can fit on one of these motorcycles. According to Web Bike World, Reeves refers to them as “performance cruisers.”
Since 2015, the ARCH KRGT-1 has been available. It is based on Keanu Reeves’ original bespoke Harley-Davidson. After receiving multiple updates, it has more than 150 changes compared to older versions. The KRGT-1 is a highly lightweight motorcycle. It has a 2032cc V-twin engine with about 122 horsepower and 122 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheel. It boasts a Motogadget digital dash, a fully adjustable Ohlins suspension, ISR disc brakes with ABS, and unique LED illumination. Its Yoshimura exhaust and BST wheels are also composed of carbon fiber.
The 1S, ARCH’s second model, was unveiled in 2018. The same engine as the KRGT-1 powers this hybrid sportbike/cruiser with an aluminum frame. It sports a modified exhaust system, a fuel tank made of carbon fiber, and forks with a steeper rake. The 1S has taller mid-mounted foot controls and lower handlebars, giving it a more aggressive appearance.
The ARCH Method 143 is ARCH Motorcycle’s third model. A V-twin engine and carbon fiber wheels are also features of this motorcycle. It varies from others by having a fuel cell built into a carbon-fiber chassis. It has a titanium and carbon fiber exhaust and a single-sided swingarm wrapped in carbon fiber.
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Ohlins and ARCH collaborated to create a suspension specifically for this motorcycle. It had a 2343cc V-twin engine with 170 horsepower. Additionally, Reeves voiced and modeled for a non-player character in Cyberpunk 2077, where Method 143 served as inspiration for an in-game bicycle.
What is Keanu Reeves’ Net Worth?
Keanu Reeves is a musician, actor, producer, and philanthropist with a $380 million net worth. He has acted in dozens of movies, some of which have grossed billions of dollars at the box office. He is likely best known for the John Wick and The Matrix series.