We all know that ”Bottles and
Throttles” don’t mix at all. But when a respected motorcycle company and a
liquor company join hands, there is a lot a society can benefit.
Indian Motorcycle, America’s
first motorcycle company, has announced it has joined forces with the Jack
Daniel’s Distillery to create the 2016 Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian
Chief Vintage motorcycle. The partnership brings together two of America’s most
iconic brands who share a mutual commitment to independence, originality and
American craftsmanship that dates back more than a century. The collaboration
commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel’s Distillery, which was
registered in 1866.
The 2016 Limited Edition Jack
Daniel’s Indian Chief Vintage will be on display from January 23-31 at the
Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction. It will also make an
appearance at a series of events throughout 2016, including Daytona Bike Week,
taking place March 4-13, 2016.
first-in-the-series display bike will be auctioned at the Barrett-Jackson
Auction in Las Vegas, which takes place October 6-8, 2016. All monies raised
from the charity auction will be donated to support “Operation Ride Home”, a
partnership between the Jack Daniel Distillery and the Armed Services YMCA that
provides funding and travel assistance to help junior-enlisted military
personnel spend time with their families during the holiday season.
“This one-of-a-kind motorcycle
is the perfect pairing of these two classic American brands, and while they
look great together, we’ve inscribed this unique collector’s edition
masterpiece with our ‘Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix’ mantra to remind all our
friends that drinking and riding are meant to be enjoyed separately,” said Dave
Stang, Director of Events & Sponsorships for Jack Daniel’s. “We’d like to
thank our friends at Indian Motorcycle for their help on this project and their
support for Operation Ride Home,” Dave added.
The 2016 Limited Edition Jack
Daniel’s Chief Vintage will be produced in very limited quantities, taking the
iconic Indian Chief Vintage platform to a whole new level with an array of
genuine Indian Motorcycle accessories and custom accessories, as well as Jack
Daniel’s-inspired custom paint and logos, badging, leather saddle and
The bike’s fender is also
inscribed with the names of the seven Master Distillers who have overseen the
Jack Daniel’s distilling process over its 150-year history. Final customisation
work was designed and completed by Brian Klock and his inspired team at Klock
Werks in Mitchell, S.D.
Additional details on the
production schedule and ordering process will be released during Daytona Bike
Week. More details about its availability outside of the USA will come in due
course. The bike will not be available in France.
“It’s a pleasure to partner
again with our friends at Jack Daniel’s on this project as a tribute to
originality and American craftsmanship, and to do so for the benefit of our
military personnel and their families,” said Steve Menneto, President of
Motorcycles for Polaris Industries, adding that “Jack Daniel’s and Indian
Motorcycle proudly support our troops, military families and our veterans and
we are honored to join forces again in 2016.”
Source: Indian Motorcycles / Motown India
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