Harley-Davidson gin sells out – Motorbike Writer

If you like your gin on the rockers, then these $US1000 bottles of premium gin are for you. They contain sterilised Harley-Davidson parts.

But don’t get too excited, because the first batch has already sold out, despite the foreign substances and the big price tag.

Custom motorcycle maker Ehinger Kraftrad calls his creation The Archaeologist and claims it is the world’s first premium dry gin with Harley parts.

It comes in bottles with parts such as 1939 Flathead camshafts, 1947 Knucklehead screw-nuts, and 1962 Panhead rocker arms.

Premium gin

Despite the metal, Ehinger says it doesn’t spoil the taste as all parts are sterilised first and sealed in a tin alloy and soldered on to a steel structure and encased in the handcrafted bottle.

The bottles are each hand-stamped and have a tamper-proof seal plus tags with the serial number of the engine part.

While the first first batch sold out in hours, they are now accepting orders for the next batch.

Tattoo you

It comes as rubber from an Indian Scout burnout was added to a special limited edition of tattoo ink.

Carey’s burnout

The burnout was performed by freestyle motocross champion Carey Hart who then had the name of his son tattooed on his neck with the ink.

Carey, husband of rock star and bike fanatic Pink, did the burnout and Nocturnal Ink co-founder Franco Vescovi collected the carbon from the rubber.

Franco separated out all the toxins to make the supply of black ink for the skin art.

The limited-edition ink was only available for a short time in several American parlours.

“There is definitely a connection between riding and tattooing for me,” he says in this video.

“My entire family is bonded by motorcycles. I’m a third generation motocrosser, myself.

“I as going down the path of being a champion super cross racer; at that time the racing was very traditional, very clean-cut image.

“Me and a handful of guys kind of rebelled against all that. First thing we did was get heavily tattooed.

“It’s pretty cool to be the first person to have their motorcycle tattooed into their skin.”

Carey Hart's Hooligan flat track Scout burnout used to make Indian Motorcycle tattoo ink
Carey gets his tattoo

This tattoo promotion comes as Indian Motorcycle is celebrating its triumphant return to flat track racing in the US with a limited edition run of 50 FTR750 racers for sale in the US at $US50,000.

The Indian Scout FTR750 is a clean-sheet design racing machine developed in-house by the Indian Motorcycle Racing engineering and design teams.The all-new Indian Scout FTR750 flat track race bike.

The bike is powered by a purpose-developed, high-performance 750cc V-Twin engine and features a unique, ultra-light steel frame, large centrally located airbox and sleek lightweight carbon fibre body.

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