Ford has paired up with Harley Davidson yet again to bring us one of the toughest trucks around: the Ford Harley-Davidson F-150. This collaboration of toughest proportions has been around for many years and each year, both companies’ efforts double to reveal a cooler design and more aggressive performance.

The 2012 Ford-Harley Davidson F-150 was presented in Sturgis, SD with distinctive new design enhancements, snakeskin leather interior accents, and unique body-side graphics. The pick-up also receives a new set of wheels, size 22" with painted accents and unique center cap for 2012. Under the hood, Ford has placed a 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine, which uses big-bore architecture and delivers a total of 411 horsepower and 434 lb.-ft. of torque.

"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."

Hit the jump to read more about the 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150.

Exterior and Interior

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For 2012, the exterior updates for the Ford-Harley Davidson F150 include a bold front fascia and six-bar billet-style bright chrome grille with "Harley-Davidson" bright chrome badging. The new 22-inch machined-aluminum wheels with painted accents and Harley-Davidson bar and shield logo on center cap are combined with a fully integrated deployable running board that offers the pick-up a more lowered appearance.

The car can be ordered in Tuxedo Black or White Platinum Tri-Coat combined with new graphics on the body side of the truck. The graphic doesn’t just look cool, it also feels cool because it has a unique snakeskin texture that was inspired by the tank inserts on premium-level Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

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The interior combines a high-gloss Tuxedo Black paint on the trim panels with snakeskin leather on the console lid and upper steering wheel. The seats also combine a premium snakeskin leather with accent color inserts and unique "cloisonné" badge.

The list of standard equipment includes: voice-activated Navigation System, a 4.2-inch productivity screen, power moonroof, and Remote Start System.

Engine

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Under the hood, there is a 6.2-liter V8 gasoline engine that delivers a total of 411 HP and 434 lb.-ft. of torque and provides maximum trailer towing capability of 7,500 pounds. The engine is combined with big-bore architecture, SOHC valvetrain with roller-rocker shafts, dual-equal variable cam timing, two spark plugs per cylinder, and dual knock sensors.

Prices

The 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 will be put on sale by the end of the year. Prices will be announced at a later date, but we’re guessing they’ll be near the $48,505 price tag found on the 2011 Harley Davidson F150.

Competition

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On the US market, the 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 will have to face models like the Dodge Ram Tradesman and the Nissan Titan. The Ram features a standard HEMI V8 engine that delivers 390 hp and 407 ft.-lb. torque, while the Titan gets a 5.6-liter DOHC Endurance V8 engine rated at 317 HP and 385 lb-ft torque mated to standard 5-speed automatic transmission.

Both models are priced below $30K, which place them way under the price gun of the Ford-Harley Davidson F150.

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4 comments:

  (306) posted on 10.27.2011

Well, the hygienic and decent body paint of this one, is somewhat very striking and lovely on it. Furthermore, I noticed that it had an impressive interior which is so cozy and comfortable.

  (594) posted on 10.19.2011

The interior of this picked up car is I think too luxurious for a truck like this but anyway, I can say that I love the features of that of this Ford Harley-Davidson F-150, and it is already looks great on its decent appearance.

  (444) posted on 10.17.2011

I just noticed that the wheels of this ford Harley-Davidson F-150 is not proportioned on its appearance, but I’m impressed with its hygienic body paint even on its interior even though it doesn’t have any advanced technologies. smiley

  (448) posted on 08.15.2011

I love the improvement design of this Ford but still I’m not impressed with this even with its standard features are not really cool for me.

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