Harley-Davidson enthusiasts who are looking for a pickup truck have a new F-150 to consider for 2010, the 14th edition in Ford’s collaboration with the popular motorcycle company. One glance at the truck is all it takes to recognize its unique styling, starting with a billet grille, special front fascia and blacked out headlights that give the front end a custom look. Twenty-two inch wheels with low profile tires, retractable running boards and sport suspension (unique to this F-150) combine to give the truck a lowered appearance. Harley badges, Harley-Davidson lettering on the bedsides and special Lava color graphics on the black truck finish the exterior design. Special treatment continues on the inside of the truck, with Harley emblems on the door panels, a hand-made badge and serial number plate on the console and special leather seats. Seats are black with maroon inserts, with the Harley shield in the seat back. The upper sides and back of seats are fitted with ribbed leather to match Harley-Davidson leather jackets. Map pockets on the back of the front seats also feature ribbed leather and are accented with Harley-Davidson button snaps and zippers from Harley jackets.
The Harley-Davidson F-150 is only available in the SuperCrew body style. You can expect to see all of the safety feature that are standard on every F-150, such as dual front air bags, side curtain air bags, seat side air bags and roll stability control. In fact, the truck’s sport suspension is the only system that is a departure from other trucks in the series.
Harley fans looking for a truck that stands out from the rest should plan to take a look at this one.
Rugged, independent, adventurous: The Ford F150 appeals to a certain kind of driver. And the same holds for those who ride a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. That’s why the 2010 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150, just unveiled at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show, offers the perfect marriage of Ford toughness to the legendary style of another all-American brand.
“It’s a head-turner,” says Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s group vice president of Global Product Development. “Built Ford tough with an added dose of adrenaline.” The truck’s exterior and interior designs complement each other perfectly — in the tradition of Harley-Davidson’s themed bikes. Its look is unmistakable, with a deployable running board creating a strikingly lowered appearance, and forged aluminum, Harley-Davidson chrome badging, a six-bar billet-style grille, and aggressive front fascia signaling the F-150’s wild side. The truck boasts the largest tires in the F-series lineup — at 22 inches — and its custom Tuxedo Black with Lava paint brings a distinctive finish.
Inside, the two brands continue in perfect synergy. The console lid features hand-made cloisonné badges, a signature Harley-Davidson touch. The seats use materials from Harley-Davidson MotorClothes apparel — ribbed leather, engraved Harley-Davidson button snaps, and zippered map pockets — to give the cabin the texture of a biker jacket.
Ford has produced 14 Harley-Davidson trucks in the past. This is the first built off the award-winning 2009 F-150 platform. So all of this hallmark design is underwritten by superb engineering, with a 5.4-liter three-valve engine that delivers 320 hp, 390 ft.-lbs. of torque, and a top speed of 115 mph. With top fuel economy and class-leading towing and payload capacity heading up a long list of acclaimed features, this truck is set to conquer the open road. To complete the package get yourself a pair of Harley Davidson boots to complete the package.