Ford Introduces New F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition

Ford pulled the wraps off it latest iteration of the Harley-Davidson model F-150 pickup truck exposing a bold new front fascia, six-bar-shaped billet-style satin chrome grille and ?Harley-Davidson? satin chrome badging.? The truck also has a lowered appearance because of a standard, fully integrated deployable running board

Also standard are 22-inch Euroflange forged wheels with a polished center wheel cap and low-profile performance tires. The paint selection is classic Harley-Davidson ? Tuxedo Black and Ingot Silver.

New graphics on the hood and body side of the truck are executed in an engine-turned finish and feature dimensional satin chrome ?Harley-Davidson? lettering. The graphics are reminiscent of the ?speed scallops? used on hot rods.

Interior trim panels are covered in Tuxedo Black paint, while the door scuff plate and console lid also carry the engine-turned finish. All interior chrome surfaces feature a new satin finish. Premium leather-trimmed seats come with accent color inserts and a unique cloisonn? badge.

Under the hood is the new 6.2-liter V-8 gasoline engine, delivering 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque with an improved maximum trailer towing capacity of 7,500 pounds.

?This engine has tons of torque and already has been proven in the field with both the F-150 SVT Raptor and Super Duty,? said Mike Harrison, V-8 engine program manager. ?The exhaust for the Ford Harley-Davidson edition has been specially tuned to feature a throaty V8 rumble customers will love.?

For the customer who wants more control of transmission gear selection, SelectShift Automatic? transmission functionality is available. A toggle switch located on the console shift lever engages the mode, where the transmission doesn?t second-guess the driver, giving him or her total control over gear selection and performance feel.

Additionally, the 2011 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 comes equipped with a standard voice-activated Navigation System that integrates several functions including voice-recognition destination entry, climate control and SIRIUS? Satellite Radio into one easy-to-use system, displaying them on an 8-inch touch screen.

Other standard features on the 2011 Ford Harley-Davidson? F-150 include a power moonroof, rear view camera, second-row heated seats, ambient lighting and remote start system. ?Prices have not been released.

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