Keanu Reeves - Story of a Hollywood Biker

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Since the day of the early men, experimentation was a part of the daily life, due to these challenges undertaken by them, we have the pleasure of experiencing some of the modern contraptions, the idea of wheel as one of the greatest discoveries ever.

One of the most popular application of the wheels 'The Motorcycle', has been cherished and enjoyed by trillions of people all over the world. Riding a motorcycle makes you cool; many passionate people are articulate collectors of motorcycles. In this series of write-ups, we will cover the coolest MotoStars on the planet who are passionate about Two Wheels.

Let's get rolling, We begin the series with coolest people on the planet, none another than the proud founder of Arch Motorcycles:

Keanu Reeves. Yea People, …. The crazy 'Ted' Logan guy!

               The surfing soaked ' Johnny' Utah guy!

               The cop 'Jack Traven' guy!

               The gun toting 'John Wick' guy!

               The slow-Mo Kung Fu 'Neo' guy!

Ah yes! After donning these amazing characters with great aplomb, the Lebanese-born Canadian actor is wicked Motorbike lover, his love for his machines made has now made him a proud owner of the revolutionary motorcycle company known as Arch Motorcycles along with his long-time Buddy and one the Best Bike Buiders in the World "Gard Hollinger".

As we Quote his Words, “Riding your bike is one of the greatest things you can do to clear your head and just feel the speed and the motion,”. The Cult Superstar can be still seen in his 1973 Norton Commando, bombing around in the L.A streets, which is evident of his avidness for motorbikes.

But unlike the usual riders who start early, this was not the case for the man who once babysat by 'Godfather of Shock Rock', Alice Cooper. The Way he started liking the Two Wheel Machine was Simple; Once in an interview we had heard him say, “I started when he was 22, “I had seen a bike in Munich Germany while shooting for a movie, a Kawasaki enduro".

Reeves learned the bike for role, once he got back to Los Angeles, he bought got hikmself a similar sort of bike that he saw, A canary yellow 1971-ish Norton Commando.

He Loved it so much, he beacame a fan of Norton, Riding his Norton became his passion. He Bought a "Norton 1973 Commando 850 MK2A" which Btw is still with him. His love for English Twin, Upswept Pipe, featherbred frame made him Bike collector. Although, The Norton's aren’t his only passion. Over the years, Reeves used to rent motorcycles during shoots and roam around the city. Simultaneously, he's got everything from Suzuki sport-bikes to Harley-Davidson cruisers in his stable. Later in his life, he turned his attention to choppers.

In Films he has ridden bikes in Chain Reaction, My Own Private Idaho, John Wick Chapter 3 to name a few.

He Owns Norton 1973 Commando 850 MK2A, Ducati 998 from the Matrix, Kawasaki Ninja Zx 10r to name a few. He wants to Ride a few as well a Vincent Black Shadow, Brough Superior and a Motogp Bike.

Steadily, the motorcycles became such an integral part of his life that he started gifting people … Motorbikes! After the star-studded response of The Matrix, Keanu Reeves used his profit% to buy motorcycles for all the movie's stuntmen who had so hard. Superb reward combined with the joy of giving, Neo style!

From a Passion to Arch Motorcycles: So how did Keanu and Hollinger come up with Arch?

Well Gard had said in one of his interviews, he was not interested in building a sissy bar for Keanu's bike Harley Davidson Ride Glide, as he was enjoying his own work at Shop Chop Rod. But when his mutual friend persuaded him to just meet The Matrix star, he gave in. When they both met, their own 'motopsyche' gurgled and they hit off on the right track. Rest is History.

Gard in own words had said,

He doesn't flaunt his riding on instagram but his love for motorcycles vindicates with his own history with them and the latest enterprise consolidates his passion. So much so for the 'down to earth' and 'elusive' bloke.

They Combined forces cause as they both were down to earth, innovative and passionate Motorcycle Riders who wanted to build a machine which is a combination of performance and elegance. Keanu looks after the promotion, testing, infrastructure and Voice of the Company, While Gard Handles the Build and Design.

A match made in Motorcycle heaven literally.

An Ode to the man:

Motorcycling is a passion, in this world of posers and fakers, Keanu reeves (Though being a superstar) is a humble, charismatic, passionate and in a sense one of the truest Motorcycle Owner slash riders we have seen. Arch Motorcycles project is best example of his true passion which is motorcycling. A global humble superstar as we say in the truest of sense.

It was our small Ode to the guy; Respect psychcleStyle

A Small Mention:

His Company Arch Motorcycle introduced Three of their 2018 models (KRGT-1, 1s and Method 143) in EICMA made some Jaws Drop. Have you seen the Motorbikes, google them if you haven’t, wow? S&S Engine, Ohlins Susupension, BST Carbon Wheels, Michelin Tyres, Rizoma Signals, Mirrors, Foot Controls and Custom Fitted Seats, Wow.

The Motorbikes are sensational and require a blog of their own, the coverage on Arch Motorcycle is Coming Soon. Watch out for this space.

If this legend's story didn't inspire you then I don't know what will (Just Kidding). Have you seen anyone Famous seen roaming around in their machines, if you have tell us; Comment Below

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