We loved the supercharger on the 2008 truck, but were disappointed with Ford's decision to stick with a four-speed automatic transmission. On the next-generation F-150, Ford began to use a six-speed automatic, though the 2010 Harley-Davidson model still featured a non-supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 making 320 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque.

At last, in the 2011 model year, Ford is using a more powerful V-8 engine standard. You've seen the 6.2-liter V-8 in the SVT Raptor trucks making 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque. Towing capacity is up significantly, to 9300 pounds. Wealthy Ford truck buyers are now faced with a number of upscale F-150 options but, for some, the Harley-Davidson edition trucks remain the only trucks worth considering.

2012 was the last official model year for the Harley-Davidson edition F-150. Ford quietly phased out the Harley edition after 2012 to put greater focus on its new in-house premium brands, the Limited and Platinum. New on the 2012 model were snakeskin leather interior accents, and a revised bodyside graphic. The 22-inch alloy wheels got a new design, and White Platinum Tri-Coat became a new exterior color. As with the 2011 model, the 6.2-liter 411-hp V-8 was the sole engine choice for the truck.

2011 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150

2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150