Indian Motorcycle has revealed the company’s fifth collaboration with Klock Werks Kustom Cycles and Jack Daniel’s, with the resulting bike taking a more sophisticated approach to the limited edition game than we've previously seen from the trio.
This year’s bike is based once again on the company’s air-cooled Thunderstroke line – this time powered by a 116cu unit with custom finishing touches – with just 107 Roadmaster Dark Horses getting the custom Jack Daniels treatment.
This year’s model was carefully designed to embody Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack whiskey, a premier drop resulting from a meticulous crafting process according to Jack Daniel’s, and unlike bikes of previous years, the 2021 edition of the Jack Daniel’s collaboration is a much more subtle affair.
“We are honoured to continue our relationship with Jack Daniel’s and Klock Werks and are excited to again celebrate American craftsmanship and ingenuity through this collaboration of three iconic American brands,” said Reid Wilson, Vice President for Indian Motorcycle.
“The Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse is our most premium touring motorcycle and, much like Gentleman Jack, represents the ultimate commitment to quality and craftsmanship while offering the widest range of premium features and riding technology.”
The Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse embodies many attributes that Indian says reflect the distillation and ageing process, with the bike’s custom two-tone Whiskey Pearl paint scheme and oakwood accents inspired by the rich and elongated Jack Daniel's mellowing process.
The result is an elegant and understated piece of motorcycling art which is far less ostentatious than some of the previous Jack Daniel’s limited edition machines to come before it.
If it wasn’t for the Gentleman Jack engraved floorboards and Jack Daniel’s branding on the seat and tank you could easily think the special edition bike was just a bike with a subtle custom touch making it stand out from the crowd.
We suppose that’s what ol’ Gentleman Jack would’ve liked in a motorcycle. Elegant, refined, and not in your face and loud. Then again, ol’ Jack never heard a Thunderstroke 116
The engine itself pumps out a healthy 168Nm of torque and is dressed up with the bike’s build number displayed on a Montana Silversmith badge on top of the black and gold finish of the engine itself.
The 2021 limited-edition model will also debut Indian Motorcycle’s ClimaCommand Rogue heated and cooled seat. With authentic Jack Daniel’s badging embroidered on the premium Genuine Leather seating surfaces, the seat allows riders to conveniently manage heating and cooling settings via the Ride Command infotainment system.
The Ride Command infotainment system, which was recently updated to incorporate Apple CarPlay®, is also standard fitment.
Other features include a full suite of premium amenities, including a 600-watt PowerBand audio system, heated grips, an adjustable flared Klock Werks windscreen, and remote-locking saddlebags and trunk.
“The new limited-edition Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse truly embodies the spirit of Gentleman Jack – premium by design, attention to detail, and a smooth finish,” said Greg Luehrs, sponsorships and partnerships director for Jack Daniel’s. “Each year, we receive incredible feedback on the limited-edition collaboration, and this year, the team truly out-did themselves.”
Each Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse will come with a custom Montana Silversmith Belt Buckle in a display case. Each custom gift will come engraved with the motorcycle number (#001-#107) and VIN.
The Jack Daniel’s Limited Edition Indian Roadmaster Dark Horse is available to order through an Indian Motorcycle dealership. For more details on how to order, visit or call your local Indian Motorcycle dealership. Each bike will be built to order with initial deliveries starting in September 2020 according to Indian Motorcycle.