While we do not condone riding and drinking, there is a certain image of the biker as a hard-partying, hard-drinking rebel on a cruiser. To that end, two iconic American brands – Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniel’s Distillery – have come together to issue a limited edition Indian Chieftain in a limited production run of 100 units, worldwide.
Based on the standard Indian Chieftain with its 1,811 cc Thunderstroke V-twin, the Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain features a special white-and-black-crystal paint job. Work on this bagger was done by Klock Werks Kustom Cycles of South Dakota, US.
As can be expected, the Jack Daniel’s logo features prominently on the paint scheme, along with the “Old No. 7” logo, the Jack Daniel’s trademark. The bike’s edition number is painted on the tank centre console, and the horn is covered by a pure silver cover made by Montana Silversmiths.
Unique to the Jack Daniel’s Chieftain are cam, primary, and air intake covers, and a 200-watt sound system with saddlebag speakers is fitted as standard. Also standard is an electric windshield and Indian’s Ride Command infotainment and navigation system.
Part of the limited edition package includes an American flag made from wood taken from casks used to store Jack Daniel’s whiskey. Each flag is customised with the owner’s name, motorcycle edition number and vehicle identification number. Billet-machined floorboards are added, emblazoned with Jack Daniel’s design elements including a reminder that “Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix”.
Priced at 34,999 USD (RM155,780), the Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain is part of a series of collaborations between the whiskey distiller and motorcycle maker. Previous editions included the 150th Anniversary Chief Vintage and Springfield motorcycles in 2016.