Aussies have missed out on a special limited edition version of the new Indian Springfield which sold out in one day.
The bikes were the second joint project with Tennessee bourbon distiller Jack Daniels after the recent launch of a limited edition Chief Vintage, both featuring JD logos and colours, and unique numbering.
But the 150 JD Springfield models sold out in one day.
Indian Motorcycle Australia and New Zealand Country Manager Peter Harvey had hoped Australia would get some of the unique bikes, but they were just too popular.
The two limited edition bikes have been created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel Distillery, which was registered in 1866.
Despite the mix of machine and alcohol, the bikes are part of the distillery’s “Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix” responsibility campaign.
They were designed in conjunction with Klock Werks Kustom Cycles of Mitchell, South Dakota, who have also been heavily involved with concept projects for both Indian and their Polaris stablemate, Victory Motorcycles.
They 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.
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.
President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries Steve Menneto says the two models will be “instant collectors’ items”.
Meanwhile, the first Indian Chief Vintage custom-painted JD prototype, will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas auction on October 6-8 at the Mandalay Bay resort with proceeds benefitting Operation Ride Home which assists active duty US military personnel in traveling home to visit their families.