ARCH Motorcycle Rolls Out An Ultra-High-Performance 1s Sport Cruiser Bike

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Founded by Keanu Reeves and Gard Hollinger in 2011, ARCH Motorcycle is a boutique American moto marque specializing in ultra-high-performance power cruisers. Over its roughly decade-long history, the brand has always put a major emphasis on quality over quantity, slowly releasing a growing range of meticulously designed bikes that are engineered using a spare-no-expense approach — an MO that was utilized to create the company’s latest release, the redesigned ARCH 1s. 

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Just like with the original 1s, the updated 2023 model year version combines ARCH’s unique performance cruiser formula with the aggressive riding position of a sportbike — giving way to what ARCH calls a “Sport Cruiser.” The updated 1s is constructed around a tubular steel and billet chassis with a billet subframe that houses a massive 124ci (2,032cc) downdraft fuel-injected S&S Cycle V-Twin engine that was created in collaboration with ARCH. Good for 121.77ft-lbs of torque, the custom-developed 45-degree V-Twin comes mated to a proprietary ARCH six-speed transmission. Representing ARCH’s second official production bike, the new 1s also features ARCH’s first production single-sided swing-arm — a custom-designed aluminum billet item with titanium axle adjusters.

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The 1s’ bodywork has also been tweaked, with a revised tail section and a carbon fiber fuel cell with an integrated air intake and filtration system and a hinged, ARCH-branded billet aluminum fuel fill cover. Öhlins was tapped to deliver the 1s’ top-of-the-line suspension package, with a 48mm USD fork and a rear mono-shock — both of which are fully adjustable and were developed by Öhlins in collaboration with ARCH. Boasting a dry weight of 563lbs, this updated hyper-cruiser model also sports new mid-foot controls, a superbike-inspired carbon fiber exhaust, a proprietary ARCH TFT display made by AiM Sports, Bosch ABS-backed radial-mount six-pot ISR monobloc calipers, and ultra-lightweight 17” Blackstone Tek carbon fiber wheels.

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Built by hand, the 2023 ARCH Motorcycle 1s Sport Cruiser is available for order now, with pricing starting at $128,000 per build. Like all ARCH bikes, the 1s is a bespoke offering made on a built-to-order basis that will allow customers to select from a wide range of configurable options for colors, materials, and finishes.