Indian Motorcycle has announced the availability of Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield and Indian Chief Vintage motorcycle models. Created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel Distillery, which was registered in 1866, each model will be produced in extremely limited numbers not to exceed 150 total units and will benefit U.S. Military personnel and their families through the “Operation Ride Home” program.
Designed in conjunction with Klock Werks Kustom Cycles of Mitchell, S.D. to offer classic styling, premium features, touring comfort and custom detailing, the new hard-bagged Indian Springfield and the leather-bound Indian Chief Vintage are the first-ever production vehicles to feature Jack Daniel’s livery and its “Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix” responsibility campaign. The first unit of the limited edition series, an Indian Chief Vintage version that was the custom painted prototype built by Klock Werks, will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction on October 6-8 at the Mandalay Bay resort. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Operation Ride Home, which assists active duty U.S. military personnel in traveling home to visit their families. More information can be found at Barrett-Jackson.com
The individually numbered 2016 Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield and Indian Chief Vintage models have already sold out, taking only one day to do so. The individually numbered motorcycles – the first-ever production vehicles to feature Jack Daniel’s livery – became available for purchase on March 4. Of the 149 units sold, 97 were purchased by customers in the U.S. and 38 found a home with international customers.
Both motorcycles share an MSRP of $29,999 (California models add $250 for California emissions), a Canada MSRP of $37,499, and will be available for International order except in Brazil. Both models come with a custom-printed Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrel top to commemorate each bike, a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty and free membership in the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group for one year.
Both models feature an array of genuine Indian Motorcycle accessories and custom accessories, as well as Jack Daniel’s-inspired custom paint and logos, badging, leather saddle and saddlebags. Each fender is also inscribed with the names of the seven Master Distillers who have overseen the Jack Daniel’s distilling process over its 150-year history. Finally, an inscription of Jack Daniel’s “Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix” mantra reminds riders that drinking and riding are meant to be enjoyed separately.
Final customization work was designed and completed by Brian Klock and his inspired team at Klock Werks in Mitchell, S.D. Each of these motorcycles will be hand-painted and built, with delivery occurring no later than August 2016.
“This is the first time in Jack Daniel’s history that we have aligned with a vehicle manufacturer,” said Dave Stang, Director of Events & Sponsorships for Jack Daniel’s. “Using these new, limited edition motorcycles to help the ‘Operation Ride Home’ program serves as the perfect pairing for these two classic American brands.”
“Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniels are ideal partners to work together,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “We share a respect for history and a common desire to promote responsible riding. These two models will be instant collectors’ items, and more importantly are fantastic motorcycles for everyday riding.”