2020 Arch KRGT-1 Preview

Arch Motorcycle shows off its latest V-twin power cruiser.

Arch Motorcycle has released a new version of its KRGT-1 power cruiser which includes a new swingarm, suspension, brakes, and redesigned bodywork. The 2020 Arch KRGT-1 still features a powerful 124ci S&S V-twin built exclusively for this motorcycle but it rolls on a revised chassis that incorporates the company's all-new billet aluminum swingarm. This tasty-looking piece of CNC-built beauty attaches to equally trick-looking mounting plates located at the rear of the frame, giving the KRGT-1 an even sportier appearance.

There is no mistaking the 2020 Arch KRGT-1 for any other brand of motorcycle.
There is no mistaking the 2020 Arch KRGT-1 for any other brand of motorcycle.Arch Motorcycles

2020 Arch Motorcycle KRGT-1 Updates

Quality suspension components are standard with a new, fully adjustable 48mm Öhlins NIX fork and Öhlins adjustable rear shock. The brakes received an upgrade to its pair of massive two-piece front rotors that are now gripped by stronger radial-mount Monoblock ISR six-piston calipers with a Magura master cylinder up front and a Monoblock ISR four-piston caliper with single disc in the rear. Are these hard parts a little overkill for a cruiser? You bet. Everything about the KRGT-1 is designed to meld the comfort of a cruiser with the performance of a sportbike.

“The KRGT-1 was originally designed to realize the potential and push the boundaries of what an American V-twin motorcycle could offer,” Arch Motorcycle co-founder Gard Hollinger says. “Our new KRGT-1 stays true to the original objective while further developing and refining the motorcycle’s design and performance elements to enhance the overall riding experience.”

The concept behind Arch motorcycles includes custom-tailored ergonomic and aesthetic packages that are conceived and finalized along with the owner during the 90-day build process.
The concept behind Arch motorcycles includes custom-tailored ergonomic and aesthetic packages that are conceived and finalized along with the owner during the 90-day build process.Arch Motorcycles

The next notable revision is the altered appearance of the 2020 KRGT-1. An all-new front fairing is redesigned to accept the all-new dash configuration as well as new J.W. Speaker Adaptive 2 headlamp. A new aluminum fuel tank still offers a large 5 gallons of fuel capacity to feed the massive, fuel-injected V-twin. The seat and rear fender with its integrated LED taillight are also slightly updated while still managing to retain the similar appearance of the previous model.

“The new KRGT-1 delivers on Arch Motorcycle’s ambition: a beautiful and extraordinary machine that handles like no other motorcycle. Through the curves, down the straights, planted, confident, comfortable, it’s an unsurpassed riding experience,” Arch Motorcycle co-founder Keanu Reeves says. “The focus on fit and finish, the detail, the execution, the exceptional quality, how the bike is made defines Arch.”

Although there are three base models to choose from, each KRGT-1 will be unique to its owner. Everything from paint to riding position will be custom-tailored.
Although there are three base models to choose from, each KRGT-1 will be unique to its owner. Everything from paint to riding position will be custom-tailored.Arch Motorcycles

Besides the big engine there are a few parts that carry over including the BST carbon fiber wheels (19 x 3.0-inch front, 18 x 8.0-inch rear) which are shod with Michelin Commander II tires and the stainless steel exhaust system that ends with a Yoshimura carbon fiber muffler emblazoned with the Arch logo. Are you noticing a trend? There are trick parts all over this motorcycle, and the more you look, the more you will be impressed. Keep in mind that every Arch motorcycle sold is custom fit to the owner over the course of its 90-day production period. During that time the new owner is able to decide on a myriad of customization options offered by Arch, which is why there is no set MSRP for us to report at this time.

The 2020 Arch KRGT-1 is available now.

Providing the power behind the 2020 Arch KRGT-1 is still the company’s signature 124ci S&S/Arch V-twin engine.
Providing the power behind the 2020 Arch KRGT-1 is still the company’s signature 124ci S&S/Arch V-twin engine.Arch Motorcycles

2020 Arch KRGT-1 Specifications

PRICE TBD
ENGINE 124ci. (2,332cc) S&S air-cooled V-twin
CLAIMED TORQUE 121.8 lb.-ft.
FUEL DELIVERY Fuel injection
CLUTCH Wet multi-plate slipper clutch; cable actuation
TRANSMISSION/FINAL DRIVE 6-speed/chain
FRAME Tubular steel w/ billet aluminum swingarm
FRONT SUSPENSION 48mm Öhlins inverted fork, fully adjustable
REAR SUSPENSION Öhlins shock, fully adjustable
FRONT BRAKE Radial-mount 6-piston calipers, dual discs
REAR BRAKE 4-piston caliper, single disc
WHEELS, FRONT/REAR BST carbon fiber 5-spoke; 19 x 3.0-in. / 18 x 8.0-in.
TIRES, FRONT/REAR Michelin Commander II; 120/70-19 / 240/40R-18
RAKE/TRAIL 30.0°/5.0 in.
WHEELBASE 68.0 in.
SEAT HEIGHT 27.8 in.
FUEL CAPACITY 5.0 gal.
CLAIMED CURB WEIGHT 538 lb.
AVAILABLE October 2019
CONTACT archmotorcycle.com
The new 48mm Öhlins NIX fork is larger in diameter than the previous units.
The new 48mm Öhlins NIX fork is larger in diameter than the previous units.Arch Motorcycles
There are no less than 20 major changes and 150 newly designed components put into play on the 2020 Arch KRGT-1.
There are no less than 20 major changes and 150 newly designed components put into play on the 2020 Arch KRGT-1.Arch Motorcycles
The rear suspension of the 2020 KRGT-1 is an Öhlins fully adjustable shock that has been developed specially for Arch Motorcycle.
The rear suspension of the 2020 KRGT-1 is an Öhlins fully adjustable shock that has been developed specially for Arch Motorcycle.Arch Motorcycles
The new Arch KRGT-1 features completely redesigned bodywork, new suspension, ergonomics, brakes, and safety features including an all-new ABS system.
The new Arch KRGT-1 features completely redesigned bodywork, new suspension, ergonomics, brakes, and safety features including an all-new ABS system.Arch Motorcycles
Exhaust is expelled through a hand-built 2-into-1 stainless steel header and capped off with a trick Yoshimura carbon fiber muffler.
Exhaust is expelled through a hand-built 2-into-1 stainless steel header and capped off with a trick Yoshimura carbon fiber muffler.Arch Motorcycles
The new billet aluminum swingarm on the KRGT-1 is designed and manufactured by Arch, increases rigidity, and reduces unsprung weight.
The new billet aluminum swingarm on the KRGT-1 is designed and manufactured by Arch, increases rigidity, and reduces unsprung weight.Arch Motorcycles
The KRGT-1 chassis is equipped with redesigned in-house-machined billet aluminum side plates to accommodate the new swingarm pivot.
The KRGT-1 chassis is equipped with redesigned in-house-machined billet aluminum side plates to accommodate the new swingarm pivot.Arch Motorcycles
New dual ISR six-piston front brake calipers feature increased piston diameter which is intended to increase the bike’s impressive stopping power.
New dual ISR six-piston front brake calipers feature increased piston diameter which is intended to increase the bike’s impressive stopping power.Arch Motorcycles
The 2020 Arch KRGT-1 comes standard with two-channel ABS, which will improve braking performance and rider safety.
The 2020 Arch KRGT-1 comes standard with two-channel ABS, which will improve braking performance and rider safety.Arch Motorcycles
Some of the noticeable redesigned components include a redesigned aluminum fuel tank, sportier tailsection, and an even more comfortable seat.
Some of the noticeable redesigned components include a redesigned aluminum fuel tank, sportier tailsection, and an even more comfortable seat.Arch Motorcycles
Some of the noticeable redesigned components include a redesigned aluminum fuel tank, sportier tailsection, and an even more comfortable seat.
Some of the noticeable redesigned components include a redesigned aluminum fuel tank, sportier tailsection, and an even more comfortable seat.Arch Motorcycles
A bright, new J.W. Speaker Adaptive 2 headlamp adds to the high-tech looks of the KRGT-1 while vastly improving the rider’s view as he peers into the darkness of the road ahead.
A bright, new J.W. Speaker Adaptive 2 headlamp adds to the high-tech looks of the KRGT-1 while vastly improving the rider’s view as he peers into the darkness of the road ahead.Arch Motorcycles
The Magura clutch and front brake assembly offer a level of performance and feel that help the KRGT-1 continue to be one of the most rider-friendly performance cruisers on the market.
The Magura clutch and front brake assembly offer a level of performance and feel that help the KRGT-1 continue to be one of the most rider-friendly performance cruisers on the market.Arch Motorcycles
It’s all about the ride when you are at the controls of a motorcycle like the new and improved Arch KRGT-1.
It’s all about the ride when you are at the controls of a motorcycle like the new and improved Arch KRGT-1.Arch Motorcycles
Blackstone Tek (BST) five-spoke carbon fiber wheels and Michelin Commander II tires connect the new Arch KRGT-1 to the road.
Blackstone Tek (BST) five-spoke carbon fiber wheels and Michelin Commander II tires connect the new Arch KRGT-1 to the road.Arch Motorcycles
There are three base colors available for the KRGT-1 and if you look close you will notice the blue units come with black aluminum components.
There are three base colors available for the KRGT-1 and if you look close you will notice the blue units come with black aluminum components.Arch Motorcycles
The KRGT-1 has a completely reshaped 5.0-gallon aluminum fuel tank.
The KRGT-1 has a completely reshaped 5.0-gallon aluminum fuel tank.Arch Motorcycles