Indian Motorcycle is pretty popular here in the Middle East. One of the reasons is the type of bikes it makes – beautiful cruisers. People tend to get attracted by such heavy machines that crunch umpteen highway miles with ease keeping the rider at ease as well. With the growing popularity of the Indian bikes, customizing them also caught up. There are a plethora of aftermarket parts and accessories available to pimp your ride. Even Indian itself offers many customization packages for its products.
It’s quite a trend, customizing motorcycles. And Indians are very much, how should we put it, open to customization. We mean that their design, shape, style, encourage you and give you more ideas to make your ride unique. Zac Brown, an American who has a passion for customization, partnered up with Indian Motorcycle and decided to work on a Chieftain Dark Horse. And seriously speaking, we’ve seen numerous customized Chieftains, but this one is a league of its own.
A shared commitment to American craftsmanship is the driving force behind this partnership. The innovative fabricators, artists, and engineers at Zac Brown Collective have used one-of-a-kind modifications to turn the Chieftain Dark Horse into a V-Twin powered showcase of American craftsmanship. Completely crafted by hand, every detail you see highlights this commitment.
It wasn’t easy but it’s worth it. This Chieftain Dark Horse went through a plethora of processes to be what it is today. To give you an idea behind the effort that takes to do something like this, the bike had been hand stripped and painted which took two months. The custom paint used incorporates charcoal flake and 24kt gold leaf with a satin clear coat finish.
Zac Brown Collective didn’t leave the engine as well. It was fitted with a big bore kit to get a hike of 15% in torque and 20% in power. For the acoustics, there are custom designed and built dual exhaust for better flow and even more power. Other parts include custom 21″ front and 16″ rear wheels, Zircon gold plated engine components, shaved rear fender and relocated tag bracket, specially designed floorboards, handlebars, intake, and forward controls, custom seat and saddle bag liners made with one-off black and gold Kevlar fabric.
The one-of-a-kind motorcycle will be raffled, with all proceeds going to Camp Southern Ground. The non-profit passion project of Zac Brown, frontman for Zac Brown Band, hosts children from all socio-economic backgrounds, races, religions for residential camps with activities that challenge, educate, and inspire campers. The organization also supports children of military families, which comprises a large part of their camper population.