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LA TIMES story about the partnership between ACAT Global and Arch Motorcycle

At Keanu Reeves’ bespoke motorcycle company, even the catalytic converters are custom-made

By SUE CALLAWAY
AUG. 10, 20206 AM

It’s easy to see that the new KRGT-1 from Arch Motorcycle is a special machine. Each seat is custom-fit to the buyer. Each key, machined out of billet aluminum, comes in a dramatic case, along with a book chronicling the bike’s build story. The fuel tank, split in half to house Arch’s proprietary downdraft system, is also carved from billet. Fenders are state-of-the-art carbon fiber.

As co-founder Keanu Reeves says, every Arch is a showcase of “all the classical moments you look for in a bike.”

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SHELBY AMERICAN AND ACAT GLOBAL COLLABORATE
ON HIGH PERFORMANCE CATALYTIC CONVERTER PROGRAM

 

LAS VEGAS – June 30, 2020 – Executives with Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), and ACAT Global have announced a development program to create cutting edge emission systems that increase horsepower, reduce emissions and improve reliability for its line of high performance vehicles. The two companies will initially focus their efforts on enhancing 5.0-liter Ford V8 engines in Shelby American built versions of the Ford Mustang and Ford F-150, as well as the 5.2 Voodoo and “Predator” engines in the Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500.

“Shelby American began defining performance in 1962 with the amazing Shelby Cobra, Shelby GT350 and Ford GT40,” said Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American. “Since then, we’ve relentlessly pursued innovations that set international expectations. That’s why we’re working with ACAT Global to leverage their exciting new technologies and rewrite the rules again.”

ACAT Global manufactures sophisticated catalytic converters and exhaust systems for internal combustion engine (ICE) applications worldwide. The company’s proprietary catalytic converter and exhaust technology is engineered for the most demanding on and off-road performance applications. These cost-effective products are 50-state compliant and typically less expensive than the traditional products.

“ACAT Global is advancing the goal of a cleaner, greener and more ‘fun’ world by optimizing the performance of internal combustion engines,” said Joe Moch, CEO of ACAT Global. “Our advanced systems can be tailored for specific applications in the automotive, marine, off-road, motorcycle and power generation industries. Beginning with two of Shelby American’s most popular vehicles, our goal is to make them faster, more reliable and cleaner.”

The joint development team collaborates between Las Vegas and Detroit. They have begun designing components and systems for both naturally aspirated and supercharged 5.0-liter Ford V8’s, as well as the two 5.2-liter motors. A rigorous testing regimen is also being conducted and then ACAT Global will work with the appropriate parties to deliver product-compliant to governmental vehicle emissions standards.

“Working with Ford Motor Company and companies like ACAT Global, Brembo and Penske, we trailblaze with every Shelby truck, SUV and car that we build,” said Patterson. “We’re on track for a bright future at Shelby American. After 55 years, performance is still very much our business.”
Individuals interested in a Shelby vehicle can visit their local dealer or go to Shelby.com.

About ACAT Global

ACAT Global delivers cost-effective and cutting-edge solutions that cut emissions, improve reliability and enhance horsepower for a broad spectrum of internal combustion engine (ICE) applications worldwide. The company’s proprietary catalytic converter and exhaust technology is engineered for the most demanding on and off-road performance applications. These cost-effective products are 50-state compliant and typically less expensive than traditional products.

The ACAT Global portfolio of solutions includes metallic catalytic converters and exhaust systems. Each of these advanced systems can be tailored to fit specific applications. From automotive to marine, off-road, motorcycle and power generators, ACAT Global makes the world cleaner – and greener – by optimizing the performance of ICEs. More information is available at https://acatglobal.com/technology/.

About Shelby American, Inc.

Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA, 289 street car, Daytona Coupe and Shelby Series 2 component vehicles; it offers the Shelby GT, 1000, Super Snake and Carroll Shelby Signature Series Mustang post-title packages for the 2005-2020 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also offers the Shelby Raptor, Shelby F-150 Super Snake and Shelby F-150 trucks. Heritage cars include the continuation 1965 Shelby GT350 competition model, 1967 Ford Shelby Super Snake and 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR. For more information, visit www.shelby.com.

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Media Contact
Shelby American: Scott Black of TPRM at (214) 520-3430 ext. 3030 or sblack@tprm.com

ACAT GLOBAL HELPS ARCH MOTORCYCLE MEET
GLOBAL EMISSIONS FOR NEW KRGT-1

DETROIT – July 14, 2020 – ACAT Global, which manufactures sophisticated catalytic converters for internal combustion engines, played a critical role in helping ARCH Motorcycle, the Los Angeles based bespoke production motorcycle company co-founded by Gard Hollinger and Keanu Reeves, achieve emissions certification for its new KRGT-1 motorcycle worldwide. ACAT Global collaborated with ARCH Motorcycle to create a lightweight and cost-effective metallic catalytic converter that meets standards throughout the United States and all countries that adhere to Euro 4 regulations. ARCH Motorcycle recently secured Euro 4 certification of the KRGT-1, making it possible for ARCH to distribute their motorcycles to customers in the UK and throughout the European market.

“A catalyzed exhaust system was required for ARCH to meet the strict tailpipe emission standards required for Euro 4 standards and beyond,” said ARCH Motorcycle co-founder Gard Hollinger. “The low volume and bespoke nature of ARCH Motorcycle always makes finding suppliers willing to help create a version of their product which is unique to us both challenging and satisfying. From the beginning, ACAT Global enthusiastically supported the process of creating unique catalytic converter units for our exhaust, without which we could not have achieved emissions certification approval of the KRGT-1.”

Every ARCH Motorcycle is designed to be tailored through a bespoke ergonomic and aesthetic package, created in close partnership with the client throughout the 90-day build process. The result is an ARCH motorcycle completely unique to each owner.

Powered by a signature 124ci S&S/ARCH V-twin engine, the KRGT-1 is noted for its handling and performance characteristics without compromising all day cruising ability. The latest model features over 20 major changes involving more than 150 newly designed and manufactured components. The new ARCH KRGT-1 features redesigned bodywork, upgraded suspension, ergonomic enhancements, updated braking components and safety features including standard ABS.

ACAT Global’s proprietary catalytic converter and exhaust technology is engineered for the most demanding on and off-road performance applications. These cost-effective products are 50-state compliant and typically offer higher quality and better value than the traditional products.

“It was an exciting challenge to help ARCH Motorcycle launch the exciting KRGT-1 worldwide,” said Joe Moch, CEO of ACAT Global. “Their goal was to create a motorcycle that could be registered and enjoyed on any street in the world. We harnessed our decades of experience to create a lightweight, durable catalytic converter in a custom shape and package with extreme high performance capabilities. Our final solution was the perfect match of form and function.”

The joint development team collaborated between Southern California and Detroit. Once the design for the exciting new motorcycle’s components and system were finalized, a rigorous testing regimen was conducted. Next, government certification processes were completed worldwide.

“Earning key emission certifications while retaining the core ARCH design concepts of simplicity, elegance and innovation was a significant achievement for everyone,” said Moch. “This is a marvelous example of how collaboration between an OEM, government agency and ACAT Global can result in a vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine that is fun, durable and green.”

For more information on ARCH Motorcycle or the ARCH KRGT-1, please visit archmotorcycle.com. For media information, images and specification for the new ARCH KRGT-1, visit archmediakit.com.

ABOUT ARCH MOTORCYCLE:

Arch Motorcycle is a boutique manufacturer, co-founded by Gard Hollinger and Keanu Reeves, that produces bespoke production motorcycles in their state-of-the-art, Los Angeles area factory. ARCH creates over 200 unique parts in-house which are proprietary to the KRGT-1, their first production model. Designer and builder Gard Hollinger oversees a seasoned staff of devoted craftsmen who hand-assemble each unit to meet their client’s ergonomic and aesthetic preferences.

ABOUT ACAT GLOBAL:

ACAT Global delivers cost-effective and cutting-edge solutions that cut emissions, improve reliability and enhance horsepower for a broad spectrum of internal combustion engine (ICE) applications worldwide. The company’s proprietary catalytic converter and exhaust technology is engineered for the most demanding on and off-road performance applications. These cost-effective products are 50-state compliant and typically are of higher quality and better value than traditional products.

The ACAT Global portfolio of solutions includes metallic catalytic converters, ceramic catalytic converters and exhaust systems. Each of these advanced systems can be tailored to fit specific applications. From automotive to marine, off-road, motorcycle and power generators, ACAT Global makes the world cleaner – and greener – by optimizing the performance of ICEs. More information is available at https://acatglobal.com.

 

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Media Contact
ACAT Global: Scott Black of TPRM at (214) 520-3430 ext. 3030 or sblack@tprm.com
Arch Motorcycle: Jennifer Abel of Rogers & Cowan PMK at Jennifer.Abel@rogersandcowanpmk.com