The partnership between Jack Daniel Distillery and Indian Motorcycle continues with the 2021 Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Roadmaster Dark Horse. As has been done for the last four years, Indian takes a flagship model and gives it a Jack Daniel’s themed makeover with input from Klock Werks Custom Cycles. The improvements are both functional and aesthetic.The theme of the latest limited edition is Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack whiskey. The paint, described as two-tone Whiskey Pearl, is “inspired by the rich and elongated Jack Daniel’s double charcoal mellowing process, while unique Oakwood ceramic engine finishes deliver a premium, custom-inspired aesthetic, exclusive to this bike only,” according to an Indian spokesman.Premium features on the 2021 Jack Daniel’s Indian include an adjustable Klock Werks flared windscreen, a 600-watt PowerBand Bluetooth audio system with saddlebag speakers, remote-locking trunk and slammed saddlebags, machined aluminum wheels, heated/cooled seats, and heated grips.
Indian’s new Pathfinder Adaptive LED headlight and Pathfinder S LED driving lights debut on the 2021 Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse. The 15 LED lenses are corner-aware for after-dark safety on twisty roads.Gentleman Jack is engraved in the floorboards, while the seat, tank, and lowers all get Jack Daniel’s branding. There’s a numbered Montana Silversmith badge on the motorcycle. Only 107 examples are being built. Each motorcycle comes with a Montana Silversmith belt buckle, delivered in a display case—it is also engraved with the number of the Indian.For those unfamiliar with Gentleman Jack whiskey, Indian tells us that it “is aged in handcrafted oak barrels, adding a strong but balanced oak flavor, topped off with subtle notes of caramel and vanilla.” Jack Daniel’s has an informative video about Gentleman Jack. As always, only imbibe after you are finished riding for the day.“We are honored to continue our relationship with Jack Daniel’s and Klock Werks and are excited to again celebrate American craftsmanship and ingenuity through this collaboration of three iconic American brands,” said Vice President for Indian Motorcycle Reid Wilson. “The Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse is our most premium touring motorcycle and, much like Gentleman Jack, represents the ultimate commitment to quality and craftsmanship, while offering the widest range of premium features and riding technology.”Delivery begins in September 2020, and the MSRP for the 2021 Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse is $38,999.
2021 Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse Specs
Type: Thunder Stroke 116 49-degree V-twin
Bore x stroke: 4.063” x 4.449” (103.2 x 113mm)
Displacement: 115.3 cubic inches (1890cc)
Compression ratio: 11:1
Maximum torque: 126 ft-lbs @ 2900 rpm
Fueling: Closed-loop EFI w/ 54mm throttle body
Valvetrain: Triple-cam pushrod, 2vpc
Cooling: Air and oil
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Primary drive: Gear
Final drive: Belt
Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable 46mm fork; 4.7 inches
Rear suspension: Air-adjustable shock; 4.5 inches
Wheels: Machined aluminum
Front wheel: 16 x 3.5
Rear wheel: 16 x 5.0
Tires: Metzeler Cruisetec
Front tire: 130/60 x 19
Rear tire: 180/60 x 16
Front brakes: 300mm floating discs w/ 4-piston calipers
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.