Bikes, not bars.Keanu is in search of a sissy bar, and maybe more, for his 2005 Dyna. He’s told Gard is the guy to go see… Watch Clip
It starts with styleGard and Keanu talk bikes and how to ride in style. A shared vision comes into view for a custom build. Watch Clip
Laying the foundationThe work begins and a custom frame takes shape.
A tank of a tankWith some 3D rendering the tank takes form, carved out of a solid block of billet aluminum.
Hitting the curvesStart with a straight-up cafe concept, inject some curves. Presto.
Back to the futureThe headlight cowling is straight out of the future. Or the future as they saw it back in the 50s.
Fire up the FactoryThe switch is flipped from “custom” to “production”. Now the real fun begins.Watch Clip Rock solidThe fellas talk about what’s needed to perfect the chassis for production.Watch Clip
3D RealityFirst the tank, then the seat, then the whole bike is 3D’d. Looking like a real bike… a production bike.
One big stepHeads spin at Vegas Bikefest. Arch Motorcycle Co. becomes official. Production facilities are secured.
On from the Iron AgeThe original swingarm is steel with an old-school feel. New Goal: modernize and drop a few pounds.Watch Clip All about the ErgoWatch as we get the air cleaner out of the way.Watch Clip
Tank TweakingTrue the original tank looks great, but change is inevitable- for more capacity and other changes.Watch Clip About those forward controlsYea we know. Putting forward controls on a bike like this is crazy, but there is a method to our madness.Watch Clip