For the third year, Indian Motorcycle has collaborated with Jack Daniel’s to produce a limited-edition motorcycle, this time a Scout Bobber with real gold paint.
It is available on order in Australia for $24,995 ride away, compared with the standard Bobber at $18,995.
It may sound expensive, but if you are interested, you should contact an Indian Motorcycle dealership quickly as the 2016 Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Springfield and Chief Vintage models sold out in less than eight hours, while the 2017 Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Chieftain sold out in less than 10 minutes.
However, the commemorative fireman’s axe that comes with the bike overseas may not be available in Australia and New Zealand says spokesman Chris Gale.
The Jack Daniel’s limited-edition model is once again customised by Klock Werks Kustom Cycles of South Dakota.
This time it honours first responders, particularly the Jack Daniel’s Fire Brigade and their gold and black firetrucks.
Apart from being only one of 177 built, the value added includes special paintwork that includes real 24-karat gold graphics on the tank and fenders.
The numbered Montana Silversmith badge is also coated with 24-karat gold.
Other custom details include a perforated leather seat, and custom grips, pegs, shift levers exhaust tips with gloss black finishes and Jack Daniel’s logos.
It also features chopped fenders, vented exhaust shields, knobby tires and a sleek headlight nacelle.
The bike is finished in subtle two-tone matte black paint, a first for Indian Motorcycle.
Jack Daniel’s is the only distillery in the world with its own fire brigade, which is staffed entirely by employee volunteers.
Company spokesman Greg Luehrs says the three-year collaboration with Indian Motorcycle reinforces the message that “Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix.”