Jack Daniel’s Special Edition Indian Motorcycles Sell out in 24 Hours

Coinciding with the announcement of the new Indian Springfield, Indian Motorcycles also announced two special edition bikes based on the Springfield and the Chief Vintage that paid homage to Jack Daniel Distillery in the year of their 150th anniversary. Only 149 of each bike would be made available at a price of $29,999. Amazingly, both sold out within a day.

Both models featured 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 saddlebags. Each fender will also be inscribed with the names of the seven Master Distillers who have overseen the Jack Daniel’s distilling process over its 150-year history. Finally, an inscription of Jack Daniel’s “Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix” mantra reminds riders that drinking and riding are meant to be enjoyed separately.

The final unsold unit, #1 of the limited edition series, an Indian Chief Vintage version that was the custom painted prototype built by Klock Werks, will be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas on October 6-8 at the Mandalay Bay resort, with all monies from the auction benefiting Operation Ride Home. More information can be found at Barrett-Jackson.com and JDOperationRideHome.com.

“We knew that the pairing of Jack Daniel’s and Indian Motorcycles would be popular, but we never expected to get such a tremendous response in such a short time frame,” said Dave Stang, Director of Events & Sponsorship for Jack Daniel’s. “In special recognition of Brian Klock’s contribution to this program and his continuing support of many initiatives in the motorcycle community, Jack Daniel’s and Indian Motorcycle have partnered to give him the last motorcycle of the limited edition run. Brian Klock is now the proud owner of the Jack Daniel’s Indian Springfield #150.”

“The quick sale of these commemorative motorcycles speaks to the enduring appreciation for both the Indian Motorcycle and Jack Daniel’s brands,” said Steve Menneto, President of Motorcycles for Polaris Industries. “These motorcycles will always have a place in history, and will certainly be some of the most treasured of the new models coming out of Spirit Lake, Iowa.”

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Indian Motorcycle Announces the 2016 Indian Springfield

Indian Motorcycles has announced another bike to its burgeoning lineup, this one playing up the history of the company itself which was founded and still remains headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts. The Indian Springfield joins the 2016 lineup of bikes on offer by Indian Motorcycles and is a classically styled tourer that has a huge range of options available to customise it.

The Springfield is based off the Indian Chief platform and is described by Indian as being a hard bagger. However, the Springfield can be quickly converted into a cruiser with the quick-release windshield and saddlebags removed, or transformed into a high-capacity touring model with genuine Indian Motorcycle accessories.

“The new Indian Springfield wasn’t designed to fill a space in our lineup; it was built to fill a space in the hearts of riders who value the rich heritage and fine craftsmanship of Indian Motorcycle, and who want both a pure touring bike and a sleek urban cruiser,” said Peter Harvey, Country Manager.

Cheese aside, Indian says that the bike was designed for an unobstructed view of the road ahead and comes with a quick release windshield that creates a large air pocket for rider and passenger comfort. Other comfort features such as remote locking hard bags and adjustable passenger floorboards come standard along with real leather seating, ABS, tire pressure monitoring, electronic cruise control, and a powerful headlight and dual driving lights. Standard front and rear highway bars allow mounting of accessories and offer valuable protection from tip-overs.

It’s powered by the thunder stroke 111 engine, has cartridge forks up front and an air adjustable rear shock with 113 mm of travel at the back. Accessories include heated driver and passenger seats, soft lowers, a 64 litre accessory trunk and heated grips. Pricing in the USA will start from $20,999 and in Australia will commence from $33,995. In the UK, it will set you back circa £20,000. It will hit showrooms this month.

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Indian Motorcycles Trademarks ‘Springfield’ Moniker

Not long after the announcement and release of the Indian Dark Horse,  American Environmental Protection Agency documents list the Indian Springfield alongside existing motorcycles that will be sold by Polaris in 2016.

The Indian Dark Horse was discovered in the same way, but unlike that model which then was officially announced soon after, it’s likely the Indian Springfield will be officially confirmed later this year when the 2016 season approaches.

The EPA documents don’t reveal too much, other than the Indian Springfield will use the same 1,811 cc V-Twin engine as used on the Chieftain, Roadmaster and Dark Horse. Like the Dark Horse, it’s quite possible the Springfield will be a single seat model as it was when it was last on sale around mid-2000.

The Springfield name references the location of the first Indian factory in Springfield, Massachusetts where it produced motorcycles from 1901 to 1953.

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The 2003 Indian Spirit Springfield