Not too long ago we told you about the Jack Daniels Limited Edition Roadmaster Dark Horse. Indian limited the bike to only 107 examples.
Apparently, Ritchie Brothers (auctioneers for trucks and heavy equipment) got their hands on the very first model produced and now intend to auction the bike for charity. All of the proceeds from the sale will go to the Armed Services YMCA’s Operation Ride Home program.
Bill French, the CEO of Armed Services YMCA had this to say about the auction:
“After the last year of quarantines and travel restrictions, the ability to reunite with family has taken on even greater meaning for our service members. We are profoundly grateful to Jack Daniel’s, Indian Motorcycle, and Ritchie Bros. for making this auction possible. Our military families need and deserve a chance to go home and the funds raised from this event will make that possible.”
The exclusive machine will be sold without reserve during the Ritchie Brother’s Southeast Regional online auction on June 29th.
Roadmaster Dark Horse #1
The “Gentleman Jack” bike wears whiskey pearl paint scheme with Oakwood accents. The paint scheme draws its inspiration from the Jack Daniel’s crafting process. The limited edition machine also includes a Pathfinder Adaptive LED headlight with Pathfinder S LED driving light; ClimaCommand Rogue heated and cooled seat; and a one-of-a-kind Montana Silversmith badge, engraved with the bike’s number 001 of 107.
Ritchie Brothers President Kieran Holm is happy to have the opportunity to auction the bike:
“We are so proud to help auction off this one-of-a-kind Indian/Gentleman Jack Roadmaster for ASYMCA. Since Jack Daniel’s Operation Ride Home program began in 2011, the partnership has generated a total of more than $1.8 million in donations and sent a total of 8,583 individual junior-enlisted service members and their families home when it mattered most. Servicemen and women from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard have been assisted with travel to all 50 states.”
So if you would like to bid on the very first Jack Daniels Limited Edition Roadmaster Dark Horse bike, you now have an opportunity to own it and to help out a great cause. More information is available on the Ritchie Brothers website.
All photo credit: Ritchie Brothers