When we think of Harley Davidson we think American made classic and Ford has amplified that by teaming up with Harley Davidson to bring you these limited edition series trucks. The 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-150 offers distinctive new design enhancements with snakeskin leather interior accents and unique bodyside graphic. Also new for 2012 are 22-inch machined-aluminum wheels with painted accents and unique center cap as well as a premium exterior color choice – White Platinum Tri-Coat which adds a whole new level of beauty to this beast. The truck is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine, which uses big-bore architecture to deliver a best-in-class 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque and provides maximum trailer towing capability of 7,500 pounds.
With this new model Ford has incorporated a host of new features including snakeskin leather interior accents and a stylized bodyside graphic, voice-activated Navigation System, a 4.2-inch productivity screen, power moonroof and Remote Start System which are standard with the Harley Davidson F150. “This is a great pairing of two icons of the open road: Ford and Harley-Davidson. Both brands appeal to truck owners and motorcycle enthusiasts alike,” said Marc Lapine, Ford F-150 marketing manager. “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. It perfectly captures both brands.”
When these 2 titans of the road teamed up in 1999 it became a match that has yet to be topped, 10 F-150 models, as well as six Super Duty F-250 and F-350 models, and in 2009 the first Harley-Davidson F-450 edition truck were brought to life. Ford has sold more than 70,000 Ford Harley-Davidson F-Series trucks and to us, this has been a match that we simply cannot ignore. We have always been a fan of Harley Davidson and owning 2 myself I have always wanted to add 1 of these bad ass rulers of the road to my collection (just trying to explain to my wife the benefits of adding this to my garage of toys has not been so easy!) so after I was able to lay eyes on the new 2012 F150 Harley Davidson trucks it has only made me double check my bank account which still frowns from the last Harley I purchased.
The 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 interior is customized to appeal to the truck buyer who appreciates the attention to detail for which both Ford and Harley-Davidson are renowned for. From the 22-inch machined-aluminum wheels with painted accents and Harley-Davidson bar and shield logo on center cap to the new graphics on the bodyside of the truck which are executed in a unique snakeskin texture, while “Harley-Davidson” dimensional lettering is featured on the box side. The snakeskin is inspired by tank inserts on premium-level Harley-Davidson motorcycles and also comes into play on the interior.
Examples are the seats and the console lid featuring handmade cloisonné badges that are produced by the same company that makes badges for Harley-Davidson motorcycles; the console has limited-edition serialization plates, which include laser-engraved VIN and build numbers. Interior trim panels are covered in high-gloss Tuxedo Black paint, while the console lid and upper steering wheel carry the snakeskin leather. The scuff plate features brushed aluminum with snakeskin texture. All interior chrome surfaces feature a satin finish. Premium snakeskin leather-trimmed seats come with accent color inserts and unique cloisonné badge.
A major player in helping customers take advantage of all the capabilities offered by the Harley-Davidson F-150 is a standard 4.2-inch LCD (liquid crystal display) productivity screen. This screen offers a range of menu options, giving the driver important information on everything from fuel economy to towing performance. The menu is navigated through a five-way button on the steering wheel while the screen is positioned between the tachometer and speedometer to keep your eyes on the road. The 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 edition also comes equipped with a standard voice-activated Navigation System that integrates several functions, including voice-recognition destination entry, climate control and SiriusXM Satellite Radio into one easy-to-use system, displaying them on an 8-inch touch screen.
But Ford did not just stop with a sexy new interior but also added more features under the hood as well, with a 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine and with 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque at the push of the pedal there is plenty of toy hauling power to satisfy even the most extreme enthusiasts. To add to the 6.2 beast Ford relied on their racing technology with a SOHC valvetrain with roller rocker shafts which provide more low speed torque, dual equal variable cam timing for better fuel efficiency and performance, 2 spark plugs per cylinder to enable better fuel economy and increased engine torque while offering a smoother idle and dual knock sensors which allows the spark timing of each cylinder to be individually optomized in real time.
We agree that Ford has once again given us a truck to be proud of and whether its riding the road on your favorite Harley Davidson motorcycle or taking your significant other out for a night on the town dressed in Ford F150 Harley Davidson style we would surely not have it any other way.