2020 Ford F-250 Harley-Davidson by Tuscany
Not even Harley motorcycles get so many badges and brand mentionsby Sidd Dhimaan, on LISTEN 08:45
Tuscany Motor Company is not a new name in the aftermarket and performance equipment arena. The company has worked on the Ford Mustang and F-Series in the past, and now, it has tied up with Harley-Davidson to roll out some lip-smacking editions of these famous trucks.
Although one would’ve assumed the Ford trucks to get beautified, the collaboration surprisingly included the GMC Sierra in the mix as well. Tuscany also added the F-250 to the existing lineup of F-150 and GMC Sierra, and from the looks of it, it can be said that the best was saved for last.
2020 Ford F-250 Harley-Davidson by Tuscany
- Offered in Agate Black, Star White, and Lead Foot Gray
- Harley-Davidson’s Official Colors Around The Body
- Unique Grille Bezel
- Raptor-style Hood
- 22-inch Fatboy-Milled Wheels
- 37-inch BF Goodrich KM3 All-Terrain Tires
- Harley-Davidson Badge On The Fender
- Black Tonneau Cover With A Huge Bar and Shield Logo
Harley-Davidson commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Fat Boy motorcycle by rolling out a blacked-out limited edition version. This edition is the inspiration for the F-250 as well.
Other than the Agate Black, the truck can also be had in Star White and Lead Foot Gray exterior shades. Up front, the F-250 Harley-Davidson reflects the official colors of the iconic brand. There is a generous dose of orange on the black beauty to set it apart from the regular F-250s. The truck comes with a unique grille bezel that is slapped with the Blue Oval logo in the middle. The orange accents can be seen here spread across horizontally. Behind this is the honeycomb mesh grille that is outlined with an orange border at the top and on either side. The bottom border extends halfway into the bumper. The top of the bumper comes with the emblazoned “Harley-Davidson” moniker.
To add to the ruggedness of the truck, the company also added integrated a light bar. This is complemented by two slim LED fog lamps on either side.
Tuscany has also replaced the stock hood with an aggressive-looking, Raptor-style unit that features a honeycomb design on the air vents. The overall front fascia looks spectacular and Tuscany did a great job in highlighting the orange tastefully. However, it would’ve been interesting if the company could have somehow designed this to look like the shield logo of Harley-Davidson. Nevertheless, Tuscany needs to be lauded for the design because using such a contrasting color on a black shade could look gaudy and bizarre if overdone or not designed tastefully.
The side profile of the Ford F-250 Harley-Davidson also looks as intimidating as the face. The truck rides on huge 22-inch Fatboy-milled wheels that are inspired by the namesake motorcycle’s set. The black wheels feature the “Harley-Davidson Motor Company” logo, too. These wheels are wrapped in 37-inch BF Goodrich KM3 all-terrain tires.
To accommodate these wheels, new fender flares had to be added as well.
The truck also comes with power running boards to help you climb inside this monstrous beast.
The orange factor is further added on the fenders where it replaces the standard Ford F-250 badge. In Harley’s speak, the badge is described as “raised orange and dark finish perimeter accents and the Bar & Shield logo.” Other than this, there is no chrome whatsoever on the sides. Even the telescopic mirrors and the window sills are blacked out. The front door features the “Harley-Davidson” lettering.
Since the truck rides on 37-inch wheels, it goes unsaid that Tuscany gave it a lift job. The Ford F-250 Harley-Davidson is equipped with a BDS suspension setup with FOX off-road shocks and steering stabilizer.
The Milwaukee-based company has also equipped this F-250 with exclusive solid aluminum black exhaust tips with orange accents. These performance-tuned exhausts will blare out a distinctive grunt that is sure to plaster a smile on your face every time you floor that A-pedal. Oh, and the windows are tinted in black for the absolute gangster look. All-in-all, trucks are known to have plain-Jane side profiles, but the Ford F-250 Harley-Davidson by Tuscany is different.
There are no structural changes made to the derriere of this truck. The tailgate features the Blue Oval logo at the top and Harley-Davidson lettering in the middle.
Surprisingly, there are no orange accents anywhere over here. Feels like a mismatch, somehow. But the exhaust pipes peeping from behind the wheels break the overall black look. To compensate for this, the company has equipped the truck with a black tonneau cover. It is embossed with a huge Harley-Davidson logo, but does not feature the company’s name in letters. This cover also features a lock to protect the stuff in the bed.
- Custom Leather Harley-Davidson Seat Covers
- Harley-Davidson Stainless-Steel Gauges
- Limited-Edition Number Plate On The Center Console
- Company-Branded Carpeted Floor Mats, Door Sills, And Billet-Racing Pedals
On the inside, the truck is largely the same except for a few customized touches that can be counted on the fingers.
The truck comes with custom leather Harley-Davidson seat covers with orange diamond embroidery pattern and badging.They match the exterior persona of the truck very well. The dash, doors, and steering wheel receive the piano black treatment. My favorite change here is the set of stainless-steel gauges. The Bar and Shield logo is backlit in orange and looks classy. Furthermore, the carpeted floor mats, door sills, and billet-racing pedals also receive the ‘Harley-Davidson’ treatment. The truck will also come with a limited-edition number plate on the center console. It makes sense since only 250 of these bad boys will be built.
Although this review focuses on the Harley treatments given to the truck, there are a few things that Ford could improve upon to keep up with the competition. There is obviously no dearth of space anywhere in the cabin and the truck comes with a fair bit of storage spaces. It is nowhere close to the Ram truck’s cabin which comes with a smart storage system that offers up to 12 cubby holes and pockets. Since this package can be had on any F-250, the other features will vary depending on the trim you choose.
- 7.3-liter, V-8 Gasoline Mill
- 430 Horsepower
- 475 Pound-Feet Of Torque
- 10-Speed Automatic Gearbox
- Exclusively-Designed BDS Suspension
- FOX 2.0 Performance-Tuned Shocks
- Dual Steering Stabilizers
Like I mentioned earlier, the truck can be had in any trim. That also means you can have the engine of your choice under the hood, including the new V-8 gasoline engine from Ford’s stable.
This is a 7.3-liter, V-8 mill that makes 430 horses and 475 pound-feet of torque. In all likelihood, this engine will replace the existing 5.0-liter, V-8 Coyote engine.
The Coyote is serving Ford for a long time now and the carmaker plans to put it to rest. The Blue Oval is also scaling down the production of this engine and might eventually phase it out by the time the 2021 F-150 is released. Power is sent to the wheels via a 10-speed automatic gearbox. The extra gears create a shorter ratio, thus allowing the transmission to play a lot more freely with the available power and torque.
Ford offers two other engines on the F-250. The first one is the standard 6.2-liter, V-8 mill that develops 385 ponies and 430 pound-feet of twist. The other mill is the 6.7-liter, Power Stroke turbodiesel V-8 engine that churns out 475 horses and 1,050 pound-feet of torque.
As for the towing figures, the F-250 comes with a maximum gooseneck tow rating of 37,000 pounds. It can also haul up to 7,850 pounds. Harley-Davidson and Tuscany haven’t made any changes to the performance specs of the truck. The only changes it brings include the exclusively-designed BDS suspension with FOX 2.0 performance-tuned shocks and dual steering stabilizers.
|6.2-liter V8||7.3-liter V8||6.7-liter Power Stroke® diesel V8|
|Configuration||90-degree V8, single overhead cams||90-degree V8, single in-block cams||90-degree diesel V8, single turbocharger, in-block cams and overhead valves|
|Block/head material||Cast iron block, aluminum heads||Cast iron block, aluminum heads||Compacted graphite iron block, aluminum heads|
|Displacement||6.2 liters (379 cubic inches)||7.3 liters (445 cubic inches)||6.7 liters (406 cubic inches)|
|Bore x stroke||4.02 inches x 3.74 inches||4.22 inches x 3.98 inches||3.9 inches x 4.25 inches|
|SAE horsepower||385 @ 5,750 rpm||430 @ 5,500 rpm||475 @ 2,800 rpm|
|SAE torque||430 lb.-ft. @ 3,800 rpm||475 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm||1,050 lb.-ft. @ 1,600 rpm|
Tuscany has priced the Ford F-250 Harley-Davidson at $111,185. This makes it the most expensive truck to roll out of Tuscany’s workshops.
Harley-Davidson is an iconic brand and such collaborations with automakers will only improve its credibility. Harley-Davidson also played it safe by making only cosmetic changes. Tying up with a brand like Tuscany further helped its cause.
Overall, the package seems desirable and I don’t see a reason as to why the company will struggle to sell the truck. The production is capped to 250 examples, thus making it a limited-run special edition truck. Despite the high price tag, Tuscany will be able to sell the truck, thanks to Ford’s robust truck reputation and Harley-Davidson’s heritage. Fortunately, the three-year/36,000-mile warranty is retained as it is.