(BUSINESS WIRE) Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, and Jack Daniel’s, America’s first registered distillery, today introduced the Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Springfield Dark Horse. For the fourth straight year, the two American brands have joined forces with Klock Werks Kustom Cycles of Mitchell, SD to create a limited-edition motorcycle.
The Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Springfield Dark Horse draws its design inspiration from Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select, the brand’s premium whiskey offering. Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel comes from select barrelhouses at the Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Within those barrelhouses, Single Barrel Select barrels are only taken from the top floors where the natural annual temperatures vary the greatest year after year. According to the company, this helps develop the most robust flavor.
Jack Daniel’s is the only major distillery in the world that produces its own oak barrels by hand - the oak from these barrels reportedly provides the Single Barrel Select with its distinctive flavor and color. Similarly, each limited-edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield Dark Horse is unique and original in its own way, as nearly the entire bike is hand-painted by specialized Indian Motorcycle craftsmen.
Inspired by the wood grain hues from the Single Barrel Select packaging and the oak aging barrels, the Indian Motorcycle design team crafted the two-tone Heavy Metal Crystal & Thunder Black Vivid Crystal custom paint scheme. Indian Motorcycle craftsmen then overlaid sleek Steel Gray graphics and custom Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel badging throughout the bike by hand. Additionally, Single Barrel Select wood grain finishes are found on the tank badge and saddlebag hinges completing the custom-inspired look.
In addition to the bike’s stripped-down, custom styling, the new Dark Horse will feature Indian Motorcycle’s first ever straight-from-the-factory 116 cubic-inch Thunder Stroke engine with an estimated 127 ft-lbs of torque. Additional features include new, 12" mid-rise ape-hanger handlebars, quick release tinted flare windscreen, custom precision machined wheels, end-to-end LED lighting, and a premium gloss black finish.
It also features a premium genuine leather gunfighter seat and tank strap bearing the Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select logo, Single Barrel Select engraved rider and passenger floorboards, and numbered Montana Silversmith badge designed specifically for this motorcycle. As a nod to Jack Daniel’s iconic “Old No. 7 Brand”, only 177 individually-numbered bikes will be produced globally.
Each Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Springfield Dark Horse will come with a commemorative, wooden Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel bottle display made from the same oak barrels used to mature Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select. The holder comes with two custom branded rocks glasses and a spot for a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, which is padded with the same genuine leather as the motorcycle’s seat. Each gift will be custom made and engraved with the owner’s name, motorcycle number (#001-#177) and VIN.
After previous Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Motorcycle models sold out in as little as 10 minutes, a new digital promotion will be used to select which consumers will be granted the opportunity to be proud owners of this year’s limited-edition motorcycle. Those who are interested have until March 17 to enter for a chance to purchase one of the 177 bikes at www.2019jackdanielsindianmotorcycle.com. Following the close of submissions, winners will be randomly selected and called upon by their preferred Indian Motorcycle dealer to inform them they are one of the lucky few who will be able to purchase one of these finely crafted motorcycles.
Furthermore, the #001 bike will be will be auctioned off at a Richie Bros. Auction Company in Arizona with 100-percent of the proceeds benefitting Operation Ride Home. Since 2011, Jack Daniel's and Operation Ride Home have helped bring military families together for the holidays. Pricing starts at $36,999 in the U.S. and $44,499 in Canada. Each bike also comes with a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty and free membership in the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group for one year.