Indian Jack Daniel’s Chieftain special edition was allotted in limited number of just 100 units; gets alluring cosmetic upgrades
Designed in collaboration with Tennessee whiskey-maker Jack Daniel’s, Indian Motorcycles, on Monday, heralded the launch of a special edition Chieftain. Built in conjunction with US tuning house, Klock Werks Kustom Cycles, the new model marks second JD special edition in as many years in succession.
Last year, the allotment of 150 examples of JD Springfield and Chief Vintage was sold out in just eight hours. Underlining the limited production run model’s craze, the new Chieftain Jack Daniel’s received deposits for all 100 units in just 10 minutes.
Customers will be treated with a specially designed black and white crystal paint job with Jack Daniel inspired charcoal accents all over. Additionally, the motorcycle celebrates JD ‘Old No. 7’ badges and wooden badge with American flag, bike’s serial number and owner’s name specially handcrafted.
Besides these features, they will get access to 200 Watt premium audio system and a seven-inch Command infotainment system and there is a handy “Bottle and Throttles Don’t Mix” mantra inscribed on the bike. The Jack Daniel’s Indian Chieftain derives power from the signature 1,811 cc Thunder-Stroke, V-twin engine.
It makes a peak torque of 139 Nm and comes connected to a six-speed gearbox. As optional fitment, the American manufacturer has offered slip-on exhaust system with more grunt and improved performance alongside a larger air intake. With all the exclusive bits, the JD Chieftain comes with a sizeable price hike.
In the UK market, the Jack Daniel’s Chieftain is priced at GBP 33,799 (Rs 26.9 lakh) which is nearly Rs. 10 lakh costlier than the regular Chieftain. With the special edition models selling in no time, we are expecting Indian Motorcycles to address the craze in India and down the line introduce exclusive versions.