Indian “Forged” Series: Carey Hart Presents Custom #SportChief to TJ Dillashaw
Featuring Work from the Masterminds at Barnstorm Cycles
Barnstorm Cycles presents a custom Sport Chief to 2X UFC Bantamweight Champion, TJ Dillashaw. Media sourced from Indian's press release.
Carey Hart and Barnstorm Cycles are finished with their next #SportChief from Indian Motorcycles– and this time, the happy recipient is none other than 2X UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw.
“I never had a bike until I actually won a bike for one of my UFC title defenses back in 2014,” explains Dillashaw.
“Never had an idea of getting my motorcycle license, but as soon as I won the bike, I fell in love. For me [it’s] an escape, a way to, you know, tune everything out the world and you’re just listening to yourself and the wind, and it really was, like, a little therapeutic for me.”
This latest installment of Indian’s “Forged” series shows Carey and Barnstorm Cycles presenting Dillashaw with his new Chief – an event that’s getting more than a few grins over here at WBW.
“Working on your own motorcycle… It creates a bond with your bike. It’s something that you’re putting that energy into; you’re blooding your knuckles,” imparts Carey Hart.
“Working with my hands and fabricating and building motorcycles…it’s literally therapy… So after many months of building, Jake at Barnstorm Cycles is about to reveal his motorcycle for TJ Dillashaw.”
The bike herself is stunning; for Dillashaw, Barnstorm, and Hart compiled a sick paint job, complete with a stunning headpiece, a transparent gearbox and rims painted to match the multi-toned, brown, and gold color scheme of the bike (courtesy of the hard work put in by C.A.S. Services and Blue Moon Kustoms, by the way).
Seamless Customs did the honors for the custom seat upholstery, while the front of the bike is graced with Barnstorm’s own “Lane Splitter” +2″ Pullback Handlebar Risers, complementing the shop’s hardcore Barnstorm + Audette Thunderstroke engine cover set, signature modified gas tank with added “knee cuts,” and a big conversion kit for a leaner subframe strut and fender.