Keanu Reeves Is Designing Really Expensive Motorcycles Now
If you've got $80,000 to burn and want something to do while you wait for 'Bill and Ted 3,' the actor has you covered.
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After years of donating his hard-earned Matrix money to charities and medical research, Keanu Reeves is finally giving back to rich people by starting a custom motorcycle company, Bloomberg reports.
Back in 2007, Reeves was looking to have some modifications done to his Harley-Davidson, but he ended up just getting his old friend and motorcycle designer Gard Holliger to make him a custom bike. Reeves apparently loved the finished product so much that he wanted to share the design with the rest of the world. He begged Holliger to start a company with him, and after much convincing and several drunken brainstorms, Hollinger finally agreed.
"I told him, 'OK, the reason that we should do this is because the machine is amazing, and we're going to die [anyway],'" Reeves said, according to Bloomberg.
After months of planning, the duo launched Arch Motorcycles. As of now, Arch is pretty exclusive—the motorcycles are going for around $78,000 a pop, and the company will only be making about 30 of them a year. But when it comes to building a successful bike, Hollinger says it's all about one thing.
"It has to make you giggle when you ride it," he told Bloomberg.
There's no word yet on if the actor's hands will actually be building the expensive bikes, but if you've got $80,000 to burn and want something to do while you wait for Bill and Ted 3, Arch has you covered.