Keanu Reeves can now add motorcycle builder to his resume.
The actor is one-half of the brains behind Arch Motorcycles, along with his longtime friend, Gard Hollinger, a motorcycle designer.
The $78,000 motorcycles are based on a prototype Hollinger made for Reeves years ago.
According to Bloomberg, Reeves first approached Hollinger in 2007 with the request to modify his Harley with a “sissy bar” — the backrest you can attach on the rear seat of a motorcycle so your passenger can lean back, but Hollinger refused.
That’s when they started talking about building a completely new bike, and when Hollinger finished the brand new set of wheels, Reeves loved it so much he wanted to start a motorcycle company.
The bikes are made of more than 200 individual parts, and like buying a custom suit, buying your own Arch requires measurement sessions for the pedals, the handlebars, and the seat angle.
Delivery time takes 90 days or so, and only once Reeves has taken it out for a test drive. [Bloomberg]