Throttle and bottle don’t mix, but Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniel’s certainly does and it seems to be a winning formula.
For the second year in a row, the limited edition models have sold out in one day.
And again, Aussies have missed out.
Indian Motorcycle spokesman Millard says the 100 unique bikes proved just too popular.
The bikes are the actually third joint project with Tennessee bourbon distiller Jack Daniel’s after a limited edition Chief Vintage followed by 150 Springfields released last year to celebrate the distillery’s 150th anniversary.
The 2017 models are designed in conjunction with Klock Werks Kustom Cycles of Mitchell, South Dakota, who have worked with Indian on a number of custom projects.
The individually numbered motorcycles have a white and black crystal paint job with charcoal accents to suggest JD’s famous charcoal filtering system.
Of course, it has a heap of Jack Daniel’s “Old No. 7” logos and custom badging.
Logos feature on the billet driver and passenger floorboards, leather tank pouch, aluminium tank console with motorcycle number, and the cam, primary and air intake covers.
The highlight is a handmade, pure silver Jack Daniel’s horn cover badge, hand-crafted by Montana Silversmith craftspeople.
The bike also carries the Jack Daniel’s inscription “Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix”.
Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain features a 19-inch, contrast cut front wheel with an open fender, LED headlight and driving lights, power adjustable flare windshield, gloss black front and rear highway bar, 200-watt premium audio system with fairing and saddlebag speakers, and Indian Motorcycle’s proprietary Ride Command infotainment system.
Each comes with a commemorative American flag handmade from Jack Daniel’s barrel wood. They will be customised to include the owner’s name, motorcycle number and VIN.