Ford Motor Company,
in partnership with Harley-Davidson Motor Company, unveils the limited
edition 2000 Harley-Davidson F-150.
truck, with distinctive Harley-Davidson orange pinstriping and chrome
accessories, is a restyled and customized version of the Ford F-150.
The F-Series has been America's best-selling pickup truck for the
last 22 years and the world's best-selling vehicle in automotive
The new truck
is the first product developed under a strategic alliance announced
earlier this year between two American legends, Ford and Harley.
F-150 is an exciting truck that has power and presence, symbolizing
the 'Authentic American Muscle' tradition of both companies," said
Gurminder S. Bedi, vice president, Ford Truck Vehicle Center.
owners also own Ford trucks," noted Bedi. "We believe they'll want
to park this truck next to their prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle."
the new truck with Jeff Bleustein, Harley-Davidson chairman and
chief executive officer.
alliance brings together two of the most well-known and admired
companies in the world," said Bleustein. "Ford and Harley-Davidson
customers alike want a distinctive vehicle that makes a statement
about themselves as individuals."
Harley-Davidson F-150 is a black monochromatic
L to R:
Jeff Bleustein, Chairman and CEO, Harley-Davidson, Gurminder
Bedi, vice president, Ford Motor Company, and Willie G. Davidson,
vice president, Harley-Davidson Styling, today revealed the
2000 Harley-Davidson F-150 at Sturgis, South Dakota.
pickup with a flareside box topped by a hard shell tonneau cover
riding on a 139-inch chassis. It comes equipped with a 260 horsepower
5.4 liter Triton™ V-8 engine powering massive 20X9-inch five-spoke
cast aluminum wheels and P275/45R 20 Goodyear Eagle GTII tires -
the first ever 20-inch wheels on a Ford production vehicle.
limited edition Harley-Davidson F-150 features the famous look of
Harley-Davidson accessories, including a dash ornament, black leather
seats and trim, a black leather accessory pouch on the center console
and a unique "spun metal" instrument cluster.
is a sport-tuned SVT Lightning muffler ending in dual chrome 3 1/2-inch
"slash cut" exhaust tips.
alliance between Ford and Harley-Davidson was announced in March
1999 during the world-famous "Bike Week" in Daytona Beach, Fla.
partnership provides the opportunity for the two companies to jointly
develop and market exciting products, like the limited edition Harley-Davidson
F-150. The alliance will include celebrations of each company's
centennial in 2003.
the strategic alliance includes Ford technical support and sponsorship
of Harley's MBNA Superbike racing program.
F-150 will be manufactured at Ford's Ontario Truck Plant in Oakville,
Ontario, and is expected to be in Ford dealer showrooms in spring
2000. Production volume and the manufacturer's suggested retail
price will be announced at a later date.