Motorcycle OEM earns CARB, EPA certifications

ARCH Motorcycle Company, the ultra-premium American V-twin motorcycle manufacturer co-founded by Gard Hollinger and Keanu Reeves, has announced that its first production model, the KRGT-1, has been certified emissions-compliant by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Environmental Protection Agency and is legal in all fifty of the United States.

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"CARB certification was always our goal," says Hollinger. "We were committed to that from day one. It was a grueling process and important for us to achieve in order to deliver on our promise of a production-quality, custom performance cruiser."

ARCH held the official media launch for the KRGT-1 in March of 2015 and received high marks from every motorcycle media representative who rode it. Since then, the KRGT-1 has continued to impress respected journalists as well as every enthusiast who has had the opportunity to experience it. The KRGT-1 was also chosen as one of the ten fantasy gifts for the legendary Neiman Marcus Christmas Book for 2015.

"Arch tasked us with building a powerful-yet-rideable powertrain. That part was easy for S&S," says S&S VP of Sales Paul Devine. "But they also asked for 50-state compliance. That wasn't easy, but, in the end, we developed an engine that pairs brute V-twin power with emissions compliance."

The KRGT-1 represents the culmination of years of R&D focused on producing a category-defying American motorcycle with real-world rideability to match its meticulous craftsmanship. ARCH designed its streamlined, retro-modern styling to bring the contours of the past into the present. The bike showcases over 200 parts created at the ARCH production facility, each bike requiring 300-plus-machine hours using state-of-the-art CNC and water-jet machinery. Dozens of other proprietary parts are supplied by premium vendor partners who share the same demanding standards.

Achieving 50-state certification is just the start of what looks to be an exciting and busy 2016 for the ARCH Motorcycle Company — they will be attending numerous motorcycle-related and promotional events around the country, and the R&D process is currently underway for a second ARCH motorcycle. Premium video and photographic depictions of ARCH Motorcycle Company's KRGT-1, as well as ARCH's latest news and events, can be viewed at: 

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