The throttle and the bottle shouldn’t really mix, but that hasn’t stopped Indian Motorcycles revisiting one of their most successful partnerships.
The classic American cruiser company has once again joined forces with whiskey purveyors Jack Daniel’s, to produce a limited run of Scout Bobbers, hand painted in the black and gold colours of JD’s in house fire brigade service.
Just 177 examples will be made for sale around the world, in a collaboration between America’s first motorbike company and the country’s first registered distillery.
This is the third year in a row that the two companies have released a limited edition Indian, with the design work once again carried out by South Dakota custom shop Klock Werks Kustom Cycles. The first models, in 2016, were built to celebrate 150 years of Jack Daniel’s, while last year’s Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Chieftain sold out in less than 10 minutes. Orders for the new Scout Bobbers will be taken from Tuesday (13 March) with deliveries from July.
The new model features a two tone matt black paint scheme with 24 carat gold graphics on the tank and mudguards. The leather seat has the Jack Daniel’s logo embroidered on it, while the grips, pegs and gear lever are also unique to the special edition. Each bike also carries its unique production number on a specially designed Montana Silversmith badge that has been coated in 24 carat gold.
The current list price of the standard 1133cc Scout Bobber is £11,229, although no UK prices have yet been revealed for the limited edition, although the Jack Daniel’s big will cost $15,999 in the US, against $11,449 of the standard model.