Ford has unwrapped its updated 2011 Harley-Davidson F-150 truck, which received both a cosmetic and mechanical makeover for the new model year
Although not alot has changed on the outside, the biggest news for the new model HD is the engine.
The old 5.4-litre V8 has gone; instead, all 2011 Harley-Davidson F-150s are graced with Ford's new 6.2-litre V8. The Boss V8 is rated at 411hp at 5500rpm and 434lb-ft of torque at 4500rpm, far from the 5.4-litre's 320hp and 390lb-ft of torque. All of this power is channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission.
Buyers have a choice of either Tuxedo Black or Ingot Silver paint, each accented with tapered orange stripes from front fenders.
Inside, the décor is more subtle with dashboard and door trim painted Tuxedo Black, while the door scuff plates and centre console lid wear an engine-turned pattern that matches the exterior stripes. The unique leather seating, which features lapel stripes and special cloisonne emblems, returns for 2011, although they're now trimmed entirely with charcoal leather.
The 2011 Harley-Davidson F-150s are also blessed with heated seats, a power moonroof, a rear-view camera, a navigation system, Sirius satellite radio, and the ubiquitous Sync connectivity package as standard equipment. Also new is the productivity screen in the instrument cluster, allowing drivers to keep tabs on fuel economy, engine performance, and trailer configurations on the LCD display.
The new 2011 Harley-Davidson F-150 is scheduled to arrive in American showrooms later this year.