(from Ford Press
Release) Ford's king of the road joins another motoring
giant to give performance enthusiasts a new definition of custom
cool - the 2006 Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-150. This limited-edition
vehicle draws inspiration from more than a century of tradition at
Ford and Harley-Davidson to give customers an F-150 with more
attitude than any other truck on the road.
"This truck builds on the legacy of toughness that's been the
hallmark of the Ford brand," said Ford President Steve Lyons. "Now,
we're giving customers more of everything they love with the boldest
Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-150 ever - with all-wheel-drive capability,
22-inch polished aluminum wheels and an interior that will take your
The 2006 Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-150 SuperCab is the seventh model
to emerge from the alliance that was first forged in 1999. The
successful collaboration between these two icons of the open road
has produced four F-150 models, as well as Super Duty F-250 and
F-350 offerings. This is the first Harley-Davidson™ edition vehicle
built off the award-winning new Ford F-150 platform.
"No one understands their customers better than Ford and
Harley-Davidson," said Joanne Bischmann, vice president - marketing,
Harley-Davidson. "We're proud to share the spirit of Harley-Davidson
authenticity in a unique interpretation of America's favorite truck,
the Ford F-Series."
HOT-ROD INSPIRED CUSTOM LOOKS
For 2006, the Ford
Harley-Davidson™ F-150 SuperCab visually communicates power, dressed
in all black, oozing chrome and sporting distinctive Harley-Davidson
visual cues. The Black Monotone exterior is accented with a hot-rod
inspired custom scalloped red stripe outlined in electric blue
running along the beltline, punctuated with the "Harley-Davidson"
script. The custom stripe adds to the overall performance feel of
the vehicle, creating a sense of motion and speed.
The custom appearance begins with the bold front-end design,
featuring a unique chrome billet grille and blacked-out headlamps.
Based on a SuperCab configuration with a 6-1/2-foot Styleside box,
the new 2006 Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-150 cuts a menacing profile.
Beefy 22-in. polished forged aluminum rims - a first for any F-150 -
sport a split 5-spoke design, exposed lug nuts and the distinctive
Bar & Shield logo on the center cap. The massive wheels give this
ride undeniable attitude.
Between the wheel wells, chrome-accented side tubes help create an
integrated appearance and enhance the truck's powerful stance. The
side tubes and the unique lower front valence, or chin spoiler, help
create a lowered look. Heavyweight genuine zinc die-cast badges on
the fenders celebrate the Ford Harley-Davidson alliance. Dark tinted
smoked-out tail lamps, a blacked-out bumper and the "Harley-Davidson
F-150" badge distinguish the rear. Chrome tie-down hooks and a
slash-cut chrome exhaust tip add even more street-rod appeal.
RUGGED AND REFINED
resonates throughout this new vehicle. Inside, the 2006 Ford
Harley-Davidson™ F-150 makes a strong statement of custom-inspired
refinement, with an underlying tone of authenticity and genuineness
that has been the hallmark for all Ford Harley-Davidson™ trucks.
"For the new Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-150, we've designed a cockpit
that's a tribute to the open road," said Ford F-Series Chief
Designer Gordon Platto. "We've introduced high-gloss Piano Black
cues along the instrument panel, center stack and console to bring
in a feeling of visual motion. Combine that with the rich leather
and bright chrome that's been such an essential part of all our
Harley™ trucks, and you're surrounded with styling that salutes
Rugged and supple black aniline leather seating surfaces create a
distinctive, inviting interior. The Captain's Chairs are unique,
sporting a die-cast HARLEY-DAVIDSON Bar & Shield logo embedded in
the leather. Elegant high-gloss Piano Black surfaces on the center
stack and door panels are flanked by a Bar & Shield logo-patterned
The striking instrument panel - and the overall vehicle interior -
features a stunning display of chrome, including unique
chrome-ringed instruments, chrome handles, vent rings, floor shifter
and door pulls. Adding to the overall custom feel of the interior is
a serialized nickel plate showing the vehicle's production date and
BUILT FOR PERFORMANCE
Enthusiast events such
as South Dakota's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Daytona Bike Week in
Florida, along with everyday customer feedback, helped shape the
performance story for the new 2006 Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-150.
Customers said they wanted bigger wheels and all-wheel drive
capability. Besides boasting 22-in. wheels, this truck includes a
performance sport handling suspension that's tuned to deliver a more
precise driving feel.
Customers now also have the choice between 4x2 and all-wheel drive,
with the capability to handle more challenging driving conditions
and road surfaces - ranging from dry pavement to winter weather. The
new AWD system continuously monitors the wheel speeds and throttle
position to determine the appropriate amount of power to send to the
front of the truck to help prevent slip. Customers also can choose
to override AWD by simply selecting the locked mode.
Lurking under the hood of the 2006 Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-150 is a
5.4-liter, 3-valve Triton® V-8 featuring a specially tuned exhaust
system that delivers a more powerful, throatier rumble. It turns out
300 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 365 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,750 rpm.
Ford will build up to 10,000 of the 2006 Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-150
SuperCab limited-edition trucks for sale throughout North America
beginning next fall. The vehicle will be produced in Michigan at
Ford's Dearborn Truck Plant. In addition to the 2006 Ford
Harley-Davidson™ F-150 SuperCab and other vehicles in the Ford
Harley-Davidson™ truck lineup, the companies' alliance has produced
other products such as co-branded clothing and vehicle accessories.
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in
Dearborn, Mich., manufactures and distributes automobiles in 200
markets across six continents. With more than 318,000 employees and
110 plants worldwide, the company's core and affiliated automotive
brands include Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln,
Mazda, Mercury and Volvo. Its automotive-related services include
Ford Motor Credit Company and Hertz. For more information regarding
Ford's products, please visit www.fordvehicles.com.
Harley-Davidson, Inc. is the parent company for the group of
companies doing business as Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Buell
Motorcycle Company and Harley-Davidson Financial Services.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight street, custom
and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of motorcycle
parts, accessories, apparel and general merchandise. As a subsidiary
of Harley-Davidson, Inc., Buell Motorcycle Company produces sport
motorcycles in addition to motorcycle parts, accessories and
apparel. Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Inc. provides wholesale
and retail financing and insurance programs to Harley-Davidson/Buell
dealers and customers.