Indian Motorcycle has announced that the #001 2016 Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chief Vintage motorcycle auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas on Saturday, October 15, raised $150,000 for the benefit of Operation Ride Home, a program that assists active duty U.S. military personnel in traveling home to visit their families, through a partnership with the Armed Services YMCA.
150 individually numbered 2016 Limited Edition Jack Daniel’s Indian Chief Vintage and Indian Springfield motorcycle models were made available for purchase on March 4, 2016, for $29,999. All but #001, an Indian Chief Vintage Version, sold in just eight hours on the first day of availability, with that first unit being saved for this auction.
The full $150,000 of proceeds from the auction will benefit Operation Ride Home. Approximately 700 individuals – both service members and their families – will be reunited this holiday season thanks to this sale alone. Collector Vincent Amato won the bidding and will take the motorcycle home to display in his collection.
Created to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel’s Distillery and designed in conjunction with Klock Werks Kustom Cycles of Mitchell, South Dakota, all of the Limited Edition models feature an array of genuine Indian Motorcycle accessories, as well as Jack Daniel’s-inspired custom paint and logos, badging, leather saddle and saddlebags. Each fender is inscribed with the names of the seven Master Distillers who have overseen the Jack Daniel’s distilling process over its 150-year history, and 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. Finally, both models also came with a custom-printed Jack Daniel’s whiskey barrel top to commemorate each bike, a two-year unlimited mileage factory warranty and free membership in the Indian Motorcycle Riders Group for one year.
For more information about Operation Ride Home, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please visit JDOperationRideHome.com.