The F-Series truck and Harley-Davidson go together like Ford and EcoBoost technology. Before August 10, 1999, we might not have expected one of Ford's most iconic F-Series models to originate from a partnership with motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson. It was on that date that Ford unveiled the 2000 Harley-Davidson F-150 at -- where else -- South Dakota's Sturgis Rally & Races.
Ford's Harley-Davidson trucks are bolder and meaner than other F-Series pickups. Perhaps what's been key in distinguishing the Harley-Davidson trucks from other limited-edition trucks is Ford's willingness to include details you can't find anywhere else -- and we're not just talking about leather seats with special badges.
With the 2011 Harley-Davidson F-150 and its 6.2-liter V-8, some might say the special-edition truck has never been more desirable. Then again, with the F-150 model carrying a starting price of nearly $50,000, the Harley-Davidson edition is more expensive than every other 2011 F-150 including the SVT Raptor, King Ranch, and Platinum.
Ford's Harley-Davidson F-Series trucks have serious attitude. Read on to discover how the Harley-Davidson F-Series trucks have changed since the 2000 model debuted in Sturgis back in August 1999.
The first product of the Ford/Harley-Davidson partnership was the 2000 Harley-Davidson pickup, a rear-drive edition with a 260-horsepower, 5.4-liter V-8 engine. Ford's first 20-inch wheels on a production vehicle were offered on this model. The automaker borrowed the muffler from the SVT Lightning, with dual chrome 3.5-inch "slash cut" exhaust tips. We saw the SVT influence again with the 1.0-inch suspension drop and SVT Lightning shocks. Ebony black leather seats were complemented by a spun-metal look in the instrument cluster and a dash ornament plus chrome steering column stalks, an accessory pouch with a saddlebag-like clasp on the center console, and badges on the seatbacks. The SuperCab truck had a hard shell tonneau cover and three options: a six-disc CD changer, sliding rear window, and an engine block heater. Back in 2000, the starting price was $32,995.