Something about being on the open road all day on a motorcycle unleashes the caveman meat-eating side of me. You? Hmmmm, that inspires some sort of touring bike comparison in which we ride from BBQ joint to BBQ joint… I can almost see it now – Smokin’ Hot Sport-Tourer Smackdown!

Thor Drake has gone us one better, teaming up with the Traeger smoker people and Indian to build a Chieftain that does the smoking while you’re doing the riding. Genius.


Indian Press Release:

Renowned custom builder Thor Drake of See See Motorcycles had a dream to cook while out on the open road.  After months of thought he decided to bring together two heritage brands – Indian Motorcycle and Traeger Wood-Fired Grills.

Thor Drake, genius.

Custom building a one-of-a-kind Indian Springfield Darkhorse with an Ironwood 885 wood pellet grill, attached as its sidecar. The end result is an all-time classic.

This Springfield Darkhorse features a fully functional Traeger Ironwood Grill, allowing the rider to experience the thrill of riding while cooking a delicious wood fired meal. Leave those greasy spoon diners in the rear-view mirror and chow down on juicy brisket, smoky ribs, and killer pulled pork wherever your travels take you.

This beast will make its debut at the 2019 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, rolling thunder and smoke at this world-famous South Dakota event.

A video of the design, concept and building of the bike will launch shortly after the Sturgis Rally.

About Traeger:

Traeger Grills, headquartered in Salt Lake City, has been revolutionizing BBQ grilling and outdoor cooking for over 30 years with one simple, all-encompassing cooking solution. Traeger pellet grills use 100% all-natural hardwood fuel to infuse food with flavorful smoke, making food taste delicious and most of all, memorable. As the inventor of the original and world’s top selling wood-fired grill, Traeger utilizes wood-fired convection power to provide 6-in-1 versatility; grill, smoke, bake, roast, braise and BBQ meals to perfection every time. Visit www.traegergrills.com for more information and to purchase Traeger grills and accessories.