Just like the second model year of the new SVT Raptor truck, Ford added a Harley-Davidson truck with four full-size doors for its second model year. Ford dubbed the special-edition 2001 F-150 SuperCrew "the world's only four-door Harley." Orange and gray pinstriping and those chrome 20-inch wheels kept curb appeal high whether you choose the SuperCab or SuperCrew body style.
We got our hands on a four-passenger Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 SuperCrew for the 2002 model year. A charcoal-gray paint finish was new, as was performance. A detuned version of the supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 in the Lightning model had 40 horsepower less than the Lightning but 80 horsepower more than an F-150 with the basic 5.4-liter V-8.
"A bad-boy, leather-and-chrome persona is a big part of the Harley-Davidson lifestyle," we wrote in a First Drive and Road Test story. "The limited-edition H-D SuperCrew represents yet another way to get into it, without pesky altercations with law enforcement or visits to a tattoo parlor."
Truck Trend tests revealed the 2002 Harley-Davidson model sprinted from 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds, a full 3.1 seconds faster than an F-150 FX4 four-wheel-drive model we tested that year, but also a second slower than the Lightning model. The 2002 Harley-Davidson truck completed the quarter mile in 14.6 seconds at 94.7 mph and came to a halt from 60 mph in 126 feet.
We entered a 2003 Harley-Davidson F-150 in a comparison test against a Silverado SS and Ram 1500 SLT. The Harley-Davidson model immediately made an impression.
"Some may say this is a truck with an identity crisis -- there are more Harley-Davidson badges and logos affixed to it (even a few thousand in the tape stripe) than Ford plates," we wrote in the comparison test. "The Harley's silver-and-black two-tone paint scheme draws attention, as does the standard-issue 20-inch chrome wheels and bright tubular grille. If the Harley-isms are too much for you, just shave off the logos, and you'd swear it's a Boyd Coddington creation."