Posted on February 23, 2016

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


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

Michelin, the leading mobility company, is dedicated to enhancing its clients’ mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions for its clients’ needs; providing digital services, maps and guides to help enrich trips and travels and make them unique experiences; and developing high-technology materials that serve a variety of industries. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America ( has more than 21,400 employees and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. 

Category: Motorcycle
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