Meet the 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150, the 16th special-edition F-Series pickup (10th F-150 version) produced by the long-running collaboration between Ford and Harley-Davidson motorcycles. It will be revealed Tuesday at the 71st annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota.
How is it different from the 2011 Harley F-150 we recently tested? The latest Harley half-ton features a new serpentine theme inside the cabin with snakeskin leather stretched across the steering wheel and center console lid, plus a snakeskin pattern etched into aluminum scuff plates mounted in the door sills. A swoosh-style exterior graphic replaces last year's scallop-shaped exterior highlights. Also new are 22-inch machined-aluminum wheels with painted accents and unique center caps. There's also a brand-new exterior color – White Platinum Tri-Coat.
"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," said Marc Lapine, Ford F-150 marketing manager. "It perfectly captures both brands."
All 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150s come standard with the F-150's excellent 4.2-inch information display plus voice-activated navigation. Other standard features include a power moonroof, rearview camera, second-row heated seats, ambient lighting, remote start, a 110-volt power inverter and power-adjustable performance pedals.
The Harley F-150 is powered solely by the same 411-horsepower, 434 pounds-feet of torque 6.2-liter V-8 engine that powers the F-150 SVT Raptor high-performance off-road truck. It's rated to tow up to 7,500 pounds.
Pricing for the 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 hasn't been announced. The 2011 model starts at $48,505, the most expensive starting price in the F-150 lineup.