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First Look: 2011 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150

4-Wheeler invades annual bike week in Sturgis.

by on Aug.10, 2010

For 2011 Ford gives the Harley-Davidson F-150 a new 6.2-liter V8.

It’s normally supposed to be all about the bikes, this week, in Sturgis, South Dakota.  But there’s a spotlight shining on a big four-wheeler at this week’s event.

Sturgis Bike Week is the biggest and most eagerly-anticipated motorcycle event of the year, drawing countless thousands on everything from little off-roaders to the biggest, baddest choppers ever assembled.  But they’re getting some competition from Ford, which is unveiling the most powerful version ever of its Harley-Davidson-branded F-150 pickup.

The 2011 Harley-Davidson F-150 features a 6.2-liter V-8 churning out 411 horsepower and 434 lb-ft of torque.  If that sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the same powertrain spinning the oversized tires on Ford’s over-the-top 2010 F-150 SVT Raptor.

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“The engine has tons of torque and already has been proven in the field,” says the V8 engine’s program manager, Mike Harrison.

There’s enough torque, in fact, to pull a 9,300-pound trailer, according to Ford, a big bump up from what the pickup could tow with the old 310-hp 5.4-liter V8.

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Sneak Peek: Ford’s 2010 Harley-Davidson F-150

Sneak Peek: Ford’s 2010 Harley-Davidson F-150

by on Feb.10, 2009

The 14th time Harley and Ford have collaborated on an F-Series model.

The 14th time Harley and Ford have collaborated on an F-Series model.

Ford hopes to burnish the bad-boy image of its big F-Series pickup with the launch of the 2010 Harley-Davidson F-150, which will be making its public debut, this week, at the Chicago Auto Show.

The 14th time the automaker and motorcycle manufacturer have teamed up, the new Harley F-150 combines the basic styling and features of the new-for-’09 F-Series truck and signature design cues lifted from Harley’s born-to-be-wild bikes.

“In the marketplace, today, you have to have a point of view and be differentiated,” explained Mark Fields, Ford’s President of the Americas, as he provided a sneak peek at the truck soon to roll onto the stage at Chicago’s McCormick Place.

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