Michelin has been chosen as the exclusive tire supplier to Arch Motorcycle Company‘s KRGT-1, the company’s first production motorcycle. The MICHELIN® Commander® II will provide the performance for this custom designed performance cruiser bike.
Arch Motorcycle Company was founded by renowned designer Gard Hollinger and motorcycle enthusiast and actor Keanu Reeves. The KRGT-1 incorporates a classic design using state-of-the-art components and manufacturing techniques to bring iconic style and modern performance technology to the street.
“The choice of the MICHELIN Commander II perfectly fits the high performance of this custom built KRGT-1. Collaborating with Arch Motorcycle on this project demonstrates Michelin’s expertise and commitment to passionate motorcycle owners,” said Ross Shields, vice president of the Two Wheel group at Michelin. “The partnership brings two brands, which pride themselves on premium performance, together in providing discerning riders an unsurpassed experience for rides intended beyond the local coffee shop.”
The MICHELIN Commander II features a dense, rigid casing to bring excellent feedback and handling to the rider, as well as a new rubber compound that delivers increased longevity and performance.
About Michelin North America
Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company has earned a long-standing reputation for building innovative premium tires. Since 1989, Michelin has received 80 J.D. Power tire customer satisfaction awards—five times the number of all other tire manufacturers combined. In addition to tires, the company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelinman.com) employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants.