A little cross-promotion between the automotive and powersports worlds has always been seen as a good thing. After all, many automakers also build motorcycles. And if they don’t, there’s a strong branding opportunity, with models like Ford‘s Harley Davidson F-Series trucks.
Ford’s latest tie-up is, however, a bit further off the beaten path – pun intended. The Blue Oval has teamed up with Taiwanese ATV manufacturer Kymco to produce a Ford F-150 Raptor themed ATV. The Kymco Built Ford Tough F-150 SVT Raptor Limited Edition MXU 500i ATV is powered by a 36-hp fuel-injected 498cc four-stroke motor and has 7.5-inches of suspension travel and is easily distinguishable by its Metallic Blue paint and alloy wheels, not to mention Raptor graphics and “Built Ford Tough” badging.
On display over the weekend at the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit, the new Raptor-themed ATV will be available through Kymco dealers and online at www.fordcollection.com.
We’re having our doubts as to whether the Made-in-America Ford truck crowd will flock to this import.
GALLERY: Ford Raptor Themed Kymco ATV