Reflecting respect for their respective founding eras, a handshake deal between Jack Daniels and Indian Motorcycle marks a seven-year collaboration on six limited edition bikes. The first project came in 2016, Jack Daniel’s Indian Chief vintage, which helped celebrate the Tennessee distillery’s 150th anniversary. Since then, the 2017 Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain, 2018 Jack Daniel’s Indian Scout Bobber, 2019 Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield Dark Horse, 2020 and 2021 Jack Daniel’s Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse, and 2022 Jack Daniel’s Indian Challenger Dark Horse have performed as K Amrit has been honored as a single barrel. Select, Gentleman Jack, and Tennessee Rye, as well as the distillery’s on-site fire brigade. For collab number seven, it’s only fitting to salute the whiskey brand’s foundational librettist and most enduring secret, Old No. 7 Tennessee Whiskey. The bike that does this is the 2023 Jack Daniels Limited Edition Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse.
Custom made totems by Clock Works in Mitchell, South Dakota take their installed place. The Jack Daniels logo or signature appears on the front and rear fenders, embossed in the single seat, vented into the exhaust, and on the Montana Silversmith badge above the horns. An “I” appeared in script on the tank above the Thunderstroke 116 engine, which featured non-machined cylinders and heads, as well as rockers and pushrod tubes painted cloud silver. Additional special touches to this motorcycle include the old No. 7 Whiskey painted Super Graphite Metallic paint that has been hand applied elsewhere. The white center rims coordinate with the front-to-rear stripe on the bodywork.
Indian will produce 177 examples of Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Chief Bobber Dark Horse for global consumption, with prices starting at $24,999 each. Reservations open on March 14 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time, when all rides are sold out. Indian will start shipping the Quota to dealers in the US and Canada before the end of the month.
Oh yes, about that old No. 7 mystery – no one knows why whiskey is called that. If Jack Daniels Knows, He’s Not Saying, Saying winepair“The mystery of Old No. 7 is one that has surrounded Jack Daniels for more than 150 years. It’s the No. 1 question asked by visitors to the Jack Daniels distillery.”