By Wade Thiel
Whiskey and Motorcycles Don’t Usually Mix This Well
Whiskey and motorcycles are usually best enjoyed separately, but Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniels thought their brands were complimentary enough to put out a special Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Springfield Dark Horse bike. In all honesty, the brands do compliment each other well, and many Indian riders likely enjoy a little Old No. 7 from time to time.
The Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Springfield Dark Horse is a bike with a long name and a lot of cool equipment. Once you cut through the marketing language crafted by both brands you get down to the nitty-gritty. The bike gets Heavy Metal Crystal & Thunder Black Vivid Crystal paint and some faux woodgrain features on the tank and saddle bags. It genuinely looks like a handsome bike.
The motorcycle also gets the 116 cubic-inch Thunder Stroke engine, 12-inch mid-rise ape-hanger handlebars, custom machined wheels, quick release tinted flare windscreen, LED lighting, black accents all around the bike, a new leather saddle, and Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel badging.
The limited edition motorcycle will be a 2020 model. Indian will build only 177 models and charge $36,999. Potential buyers have until March 17 to make it clear they want to buy one. There’s a sign-up spot on Indian’s website. The people who win the chance to purchase will be chosen at random. The winners will also receive a special wooden bottle holder and two Jack Daniels glasses. The first of the bikes will be auctioned off instead of sold to one of the registrants.