Arch Motorcycle Company, known for its performance-driven cruisers has been appointed by Swiss race engineering company Suter Industries as the exclusive North America importer and distributor of their closed course specific motorcycles. Arch has formed a separate division within its company named Suter North America, which will specialize specifically in the sales, set-up and technical support of the Suter MMX 500, MMX 2 Moto2 and other Suter motorcycles.
Jointly, Suter Industries has been appointed by Arch Motorcycle as their European importer and distributor. The celebrated Swiss company will take the lead in the process to create a Euro-4 compliant Arch KRGT-1 motorcycle and lend its well respected engineering resources as Arch develops future models and product.
Suter Industries is an engineering company founded in 1996 by Eskil Suter. Well respected within the race industry, the distinguished company has won three consecutive manufacturers championships in the Moto2 class (2010, 2011, and 2012). 2012 also marked the first year a young Marc Marquez won the Moto2 Championship for Suter. In mid-2015, Suter remade history by releasing an epic, two-stroke racing marvel, the MMX500.
Suter CEO Maurizio Bäumle comments, “We at Suter are pleased and proud to have found an enthusiastic partner in Arch Motorcycle Company. Both our companies share the same vision in regards to technical perfection, but I think it is our mutual passion for riding that ultimately makes this a perfect partnership. Whether out on the road or on the track, both Arch and Suter endeavor to capture the joy of riding in all our motorcycles. We look forward to working alongside Arch to make our bikes the best they can possibly be.”
Arch Motorcycle Company was co-founded in 2012 by Gard Hollinger and Keanu Reeves with the goal of creating the ultimate American performance cruiser. Their inaugural model, the KRGT-1 was released in 2015 and sold all over the world. Arch Motorcycle Company plans to launch additional models to compliment the KRGT-1 later this year.
Arch Co-Founder/Designer Gard Hollinger says, “The undisputed technical prowess Suter brings in precision motorcycle manufacturing is what really excites us about working together. We’re extremely excited about the engineering resources that Suter brings to the table, which really are unparalleled and will be a great asset to our Arch team as we continue to develop some of the best motorcycles in the world.”
Fellow Co-Founder Keanu Reeves continues, “It is a real honor for Arch to have the unique opportunity to bring the Suter MMX 500 and Moto2 motorcycles here to North America and conversely, for Suter to be our Arch representative over in Europe. Like Arch, Suter makes motorcycles for riders who appreciate an incredible riding experience. Both of our companies are committed to excellence in everything we do. I’m very excited about the potential for what we can create together moving forward.”
Text and photos by Arch Motorcycle Company