Ford and famed motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson have a long and successful history collaborating on special edition pickups. Recently, Ford announced that it will offer another H-D edition of it’s best selling F-150 for 2011, with a number of significant features.
Most notable is the adoption of the new 6.2-liter V8, which replaces the venerable 5.4 unit. Also found in the SVT Raptor, this engine is rated at 411 horsepower and 434 ft-lbs of torque , which represents a significant increase in performance of the 5.4 and results in a tow rating capacity of 9,300 lbs for the H-D edition truck. Other standard features on the Harley-Davidson edition will include a voice activated navigation system and Ford’s SYNC, a 4.2-inch ‘productivity’ screen, power moonroof and a remote start system.
On the outside, the H-D sports unique 22-inch Euroflange wheels, a special grille, graphics and emblems, plus a choice of Tuxedo Black or Ingot Silver exterior paint colors. Pricing had yet to be announced at posting time, though expect the Harley-Davidson F-150 to slot in above the F-150 Platinum, which currently retails in the $40,000 range before options and taxes.