Indian reveal limited-edition Jack Daniel’s Springfield Dark Horse
Available from September 2019 onwards, just 177 units will be available globally at a price of £33,899, with Spain, Germany and the United Kingdom being the only countries gaining access to the bike across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The creation of the special bike marks the Indian’s fourth successive year of partnerships with Jack Daniel’s, with each bike coming with its own commemorative, wooden Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel bottle display.
This is made from the same oak barrels used to mature the firm’s Single Barrel Select whiskey. Padded with the same leather as the motorcycle’s seat, each gift will be engraved with the owner’s name, motorcycle number and VIN.
Featuring an array of quality touches, including a quick-release tinted windscreen, LED lighting throughout and a seat strap featuring the Jack Daniel’s Single Select logo, prices are still to be confirmed.
Finished in a unique grey and black colour scheme, which Indian claim is "inspired by the woodgrain hues from the Single Barrel Select packaging and the oak aging barrels", it has then been overlaid with steel grey graphics and Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel badging by hand.
Away from the bike’s exterior, Indian have also equipped the bike with their first-ever 116 cubic-inch 1890cc engine, producing around 123.2ftlb of torque. To add context, that’s almost 10ftlb more than the final incarnation of the Suzuki GSX1300R Hayabusa.
Speaking about the partnership in a statement, Indian’s senior director Reid Wilson said: "The team at Jack Daniel’s relies immensely on their passionate and specialised craftsmen to control the Single Barrel Select process from beginning to end, as each of them pour their personal pride and loyalty into the product every day.
"Our team at Indian Motorcycle shares that same passion for craftsmanship and developed this motorcycle as a tribute to all the craftsmen who value working with their hands and are committed to developing products of the finest quality."