For the 14th annual F-Series truck and Harley-Davidson motorcycle partnering, Ford has created one of the most dramatic models ever.? The Ford Harley-Davidson? F-150 flaunts new snakeskin leather interior accents and a stylized bodyside graphic for 2012.
Over the years, the Ford and Harley-Davidson collaboration has produced ten F-150 models, six Super Duty F-250 and F-350 models and in 2009 the first Harley-Davidson F-450 edition truck. Ford has sold more than 70,000 Ford Harley-Davidson F-Series trucks since the brands teamed up in 1999.
?This is a great pairing of two icons of the open road: Ford and Harley-Davidson. Both brands appeal to truck owners and motorcycle enthusiasts alike,? said Marc Lapine, Ford F-150 marketing manager. ?For 2012 we worked with Harley-Davidson to continue to push the styling envelope while still delivering the durability and power that F-150 is known for and that our collective customers expect. It perfectly captures both brands.?
The exterior of the latest model has a bold front fascia and six-bar billet-style bright chrome grille and Harley-Davidson? bright chrome badging. The truck is lowered and has new 22-inch machined-aluminum wheels with painted accents and Harley-Davidson bar and shield logo on center cap. The paint selection is classic Harley-Davidson ? Tuxedo Black and White Platinum Tri-Coat; this is the first year white has been offered.
Graphics on the bodyside have a unique snakeskin texture and ?Harley-Davidson? dimensional lettering is featured on the box side.
Interior trim panels have a high-gloss Tuxedo Black paint, with the center console lid and upper steering wheel dressed in the snakeskin-pattern leather. The scuff plates feature brushed aluminum with snakeskin texture. ?All interior chrome surfaces feature a satin finish. Premium snakeskin leather-trimmed seats come with accent color inserts and unique cloisonn? badge.
The seats and the console lid badges are produced by the same company that makes badges for Harley-Davidson motorcycles.? Other HD badging includes limited-edition serialization plates, which include laser-engraved VIN and build numbers.
Introduced in August at the annual Sturgis, S.D. motorcycle rally, the 2012 edition is loaded with the latest technologies including a standard 4.2-inch LCD (liquid crystal display) productivity screen positioned between the tachometer and speedometer.? This screen displays a range of menu options, giving the customer important information on everything from fuel economy to towing performance. ?The menu is navigated through a five-way button on the steering wheel.
Additionally, the F-150 comes equipped with a standard voice-activated Navigation System that integrates several functions, including voice-recognition destination entry, climate control and SiriusXM Satellite Radio into one easy-to-use system, displaying them on an 8-inch touch screen.
Other standard features on the 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 include:
- Power moonroof
- Fully integrated deployable running board
- Rear view camera
- Second-row heated seats
- Ambient lighting
- Remote Start System
- 110-volt power inverter
- Power-adjustable performance pedals
The Harley-Davidson edition Ford is powered by a 411-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 gasoline engine with a six-speed automatic transmission.? The SelectShift Automatic? transmission has a toggle switch shifter located on the console shift giving the driver total control over gear selection and performance feel when desired. ?The truck is available both in rear- and four-wheel drive.
The 2012 Ford F-150?Harley Davidson?price has not yet been announced, but is expected to be at the same level as the 2011 model which was $50,495 including the destination charge.