Jack Daniel’s Indian Motorcycles – Springfield and Chief Vintage
For 2016, Indian Motorcycle had collaborated with Jack Daniel’s to built two unique motorcycles – a Jack Daniel’s Springfield and Indian Chief Vintage.
Only 150 of these bikes were produced, signifying the 150th anniversary of Jack Daniel’s Distillery, and all were sold in just one business day. Individually numbered, the bikes featured Jack Daniel’s livery and were available for purchase on March 4, 2016. Indian Motorcycle says 149 were sold off; 97 were sold domestically while 38 international customers grabbed up something that is going to be exceptionally rare in the world market.
You might be wondering where the last bike went – that #1 bike, an Indian Chief Vintage that was the custom painted prototype by Klock Werks, will be auctioned at the esteemed Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas on October 6-8 at the Mandalay Bay resort. All proceeds of the auction will go to Operation ride Home, a non-profit foundation for veterans. For more information on those things, head over to Barrett-Jackson.com and JDOperationRideHome.com.
Indian designed these bikes with the skillful aid of Brian Klock and his team at Klock Werks in Mitchell, S.D. The Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield and Chief Vintage models have a wide array of genuine Indian Motorcycle accessories and custom accessories on them, as well as the Jack Daniel’s inspired paint, logos, badging and saddlebags. Each fender is inscribed with the name of the seven Master Distillers who have meticulously cared for Jack Daniel’s distilling processes since the beginning, over 150 years ago. Jack Daniel’s has always inscribed their ethos that “Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix” to stress the fact that even as alcohol producers, they believe riding and drinking never go hand-in-hand.
Both models will come with a custom-printed Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrel top to commemorate each bike, a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty and a free membership to the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group for one year. Each bike will be hand-painted and built, to be delivered no later than August 2016.
“We knew that the pairing of Jack Daniel’s and Indian Motorcycles would be popular, but we never expected to get such a tremendous response in such a short time frame,” said Dave Stang, Director of Events & Sponsorships for Jack Daniel’s. “In special recognition of Brian Klock’s contribution to this program and his continuing support of many initiatives in the motorcycle community, Jack Daniel’s and Indian Motorcycle have partnered to give him the last motorcycle of the limited edition run. Brian Klock is now the proud owner of the Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield #150.”
“The quick sale of these commemorative motorcycles speaks to the enduring appreciation for both the Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniel’s brands,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “These motorcycles will always have a place in history, and will certainly be some of the most treasured of the new models coming out of Spirit Lake, Iowa.”
For more information about Operation Ride Home and how to make a tax-deductible donation to a worthy cause, please visit JDOperationRideHome.com. Learn more about Indian Motorcycle and the 2016 Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield and Chief Vintage by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com.