At the heart of this latest take on the Indian Scout, are the creative talents of Klock Werks in Mitchell, South Dakota, built for the new Nashville General Store, Jack Daniels first ever retail and experiential location outside of Lynchburg.
Appearing in a splash of fiery red, the custom Indian Motorcycle is meant to reflect the independently owned Jack Daniel’s Nashville General Store folks who are ‘fired up about their new business in the busy historical tourist area of Marathon Motors in the Northwestern are of Nashville TN,’ according to David Stang, National Director of Events and Sponsorships for Jack Daniels.
The latest custom bike from Klock Werks has been brought to life by Jack Daniel’s under the ‘Bottles and Throttles Don’t Mix’ campaign. This marks the second partnership between Klock Werks and Jack Daniel’s where an Indian Scout was transferred into a work of art that pays tribute to the vision of both brands.
Klock Werks ‘Tennessee Fire’ Scout - Source Klock Werks
Designed by twenty-two year old Karlee Cobb and her step-father Brian Klock, the ‘Tennessee Fire’ custom Indian Scout was designed and built at Klock Werks in Mitchell, SD for ImageSeller and Jack Daniel’s to honor their new store in Nashville and the “Tennessee Fire” brand of flavored whiskey.
“The store’s owner, Lee Wandling, is a big fan of Indian Motorcycles. He thought it would be great to bring Indian into his store,” Stang said. “Wandling, Klock, Cobb, and I thought it would be appropriate to use a Scout to highlight the JD TN Fire brand while bringing attention to the actual JD Fire Department.”
With only one place to see this custom motorcycle, the Indian Scout sits proudly among JD TN fire Brigade apparel, drawing attention and excitement with the fire red color and graphics.
Where to see Klock Werks ‘Tennessee Fire’ Scout - Source Klock Werks
“It was fun to collaborate with Karlee, she and Lee Wandling hit if off right away, and he made that call,” commented Brian Klock, President and ‘Visionary’ of Klock Werks. “To see the bike from the mind of a young land-speed record holder and from a 49 year custom bike designer dad was a great mix.”
As for the dirty details of the build, it does take a village to build a motorcycle. The bike features custom paint and hand-turned gold leaf ‘fire’ graphics by PPG Paint and artist Jeremy Seanor at Lucky Strike Designs in Pennsylvania.
The R&D team at Klock Werks assembled the bike using Vance and Hines Grenades Exhaust, Performance Machine wheels, MotoGadget turn signals, a Klock Werks Outrider Rear Fender (modified), louvers by Randy Gribble of Lake City Rod and Custom in Watertown, SD, a modified RSD seat, and a modified Belt and Pulley Guard (custom lower belt guard, all chromed with pulley and rotors).
The handlebars are one of Klock Werks’ newest releases to the product line for Indian Scout- Klassic powder coated black bars. The taillight is Dynamics (custom), and the tires are Continental knobby, 150 on the front and 180 on the rear.
Klock Werks ‘Tennessee Fire’ Scout bringing the message of motorcycle safety - Source Klock Werks
The result is considered a spirited stand-out, an homage to the past and a lively look to the future.
"Once again, we are so honored to be picked by Jack Daniel’s and ImageSeller to create this fun twist on a legend,” notes Brian Klock, President and ‘Visionary’ of Klock Werks.