Michelin Selected as Exclusive Tire Supplier for Arch Motorcycle’s KRGT-1

Performance motorcycles to get Michelin Commander II tires

Arch KRGT-1

Michelin's tires as seen on the KRGT-1

Courtesy of Arch and Michelin

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.


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 also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America employs more than 22,750 people and operates 20 major manufacturing plants.


ARCH Motorcycle Company is a boutique manufacturer, co-founded by Gard Hollinger and Keanu Reeves, that produces bespoke, custom-production motorcycles in their state-of-the-art, Los Angeles area factory. ARCH creates over 200 unique parts in-house which are proprietary to the KRGT-1, their first production model. Designer and builder Gard Hollinger oversees a seasoned staff of devoted craftsmen who hand-assemble each unit to meet their client’s ergonomic and aesthetic preferences.