• Aug 8, 2007
click above image for more high-res pics of the 2008 Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson

Seems like it was not that long ago that Ford showed us the 2007 F-150 Harley-Davidson with its new (optional) supercharged 5.4L V8 producing 450 hp. It was even more recent that we had the opportunity to review one for ourselves. Nevertheless, Ford's ready to move on to the 2008 model, which will again be offered with the base 300-hp 5.4L Triton V8 or an optional version supercharged by Saleen producing 450 hp and 500 ft-lbs. of torque.

Next year will mark the 105th anniversary of both Ford and Harley-Davidson, so you can bet this truck is covered with badges commemorating the occasion. The 08 F-150 HD is again available as a SuperCrew 4x2 or with all-wheel drive, and the exterior color choices include the 2007 model's monochromatic black treatment with custom striping or a new "Black and Vintage Copper" two-tone paint job.

Most exterior bits are carried over from last year, except for those new "105th Anniversary Harley-Davidson F-150" badges, as well as a new set of giant 22-inch polished forged-aluminum wheels with Harley's logo on the center caps. Inside, the leather-trimmed seats continue the black and copper color theme and are accented by piano black trim on the center console that frames a repeating pattern of Harley's bar-and-shield logo.

Check out more high-res pics in the gallery below and read the official press release from Ford after the jump.

[Source: Ford, Pickuptruck.com]



PRESS RELEASE:

DEARBORN, mich., Aug. 8, 2007 - The 2008 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 – the most powerful factory F-Series truck ever – races onto streets this fall to help the famed motorcycle maker and automaker kick off their 105th anniversary celebrations. The new, limited-edition truck is the third supercharged Ford Harley-Davidson F-150, following the best-selling 2002 and 2003 models that were part of more than 60,000 of the specialty trucks sold since 1999.

"Ford Harley-Davidson trucks have turned a shared passion for open roads into one of the most successful alliances in the industry," says Todd Eckert, Ford Truck and SUV communications manager. "The new 2008 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 perfectly blends the flexibility and capability of F-Series trucks with the free spirit and raw power of Harley-Davidson motorcycles – the principles that continue to drive both companies after 105 years."

This anniversary edition F-150 honors the humble beginnings of two American icons in 1903. The truck is available as SuperCrew 4x2 or all-wheel-drive models and features a choice of Black monochromatic exterior with custom stripe running along the beltline or an available Black and Vintage Copper two-tone exterior paint.

The purposeful exteriors are complemented by other features that signal the truck's connection to Harley-Davidson motorcycles. They include:
  • Unique chrome billet grille and lower front valance.
  • Body color bumper, mirror caps, ground effects, door and tailgate handles.
  • Blacked-out headlamps with black bulb shield and dark tinted, smoked-out taillamps.
  • Windshield with Bar & Shield logo dot pattern and Alliance logo.
  • New 22-inch polished forged-aluminum wheels with the Bar & Shield logo on center caps.
  • Forged aluminum "105th Anniversary Harley-Davidson F-150" Medallions on the fenders and tailgate.
  • Chrome dual exhaust tips and tie-down hooks.
  • Rubber bed mat with HARLEY-DAVIDSON Bar & Shield logo.
The Vintage Copper and Black color scheme is carried onto the interior that features Black/Dusted Copper leather-trimmed front captain's chairs and rear bench seat with die-cast Bar & Shield logos embedded in the leather. Other interior features are:
  • Two-tone leather shifter, console lid and steering wheel.
  • High-gloss piano black floor console and center stack with the Bar & Shield logos, as well as chrome vent rings and unique instrument cluster.
  • Serialized nickel plate displaying the production VIN and number.
  • Brushed stainless steel pedals.
The center stack, matching door-trim panels and lower part of the windshield feature numerous miniature Bar & Shield logos. In fact, the center stack panel was inspired by similar panels found on certain Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

Powertrain options include a standard 300 horsepower 5.4-liter Triton V-8 or an available Saleen intercooled, supercharged, V-8 that pumps out an impressive 450 horsepower and 500 lbs.-ft. of torque. Along with the engine upgrades, the Saleen performance package, available on the 4x2 only, includes an available gauge pod with boost and air-charge temperature gauges.

The 2008 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 truck is the tenth model to emerge from a Ford Harley-Davidson Alliance that began in 1999. The co-branding of the two storied companies has proven to be a successful formula with sales of Ford Harley-Davidson F-Series trucks totaling more than 60,000 units.


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  • 13 Comments
      • 7 Years Ago
      Trying to sell a truck by promoting a motorcycle?
      I wonder how many Harley riders enjoy being on roads with so many trucks in the first place.

      As for this promotion, the word "desperation" comes to mind. Linking Harley with Ford because they share they same 105th year anniversary is about as brilliant as Wells Fargo Bank linking itself to Studebaker because they were both founded in 1852.

      Who gives a crap?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Me? Dislike Fords?
        Surely, you jest;-).
        I do believe the Harley tie-in is lame, but if it sells a few more trucks to offset the cost of the promotion, that's OK.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I could understand if the HD trucks weren't done before. But seeing as this isn't a new thing, I don't see it as desperation.

        Wait? How come when Ford does anything like this, it's called a move of "desperation"?

        And Rick...these are the same people who shell out the extra money to buy an LX470 when they could have saved $10k and bought a Land Cruiser...if they like, they will buy it. Plain and Simple. Plus, what does it matter to you. If you don't like it, just move on and comment somewhere else. Don't look back and don't shell out the money for one. It's that easy.
        • 7 Years Ago
        another random b.s. from iQuack, the famous Ford-lover
      • 7 Years Ago
      It wouldn't be a bad looking truck if it wasn't for all the stupid a$$ Harley badges stuck all over it.

      Too bad they don't offer this set up with AWD & no badges.
      AJ
      • 6 Years Ago

      money is no object, that is why i buy fords for all my needs.
      just purchased 2008 harley with supercharger and smoked every chevy, dodge, toyota, nissan that thought they could match up to it.
      damn...didn't need the harley my 2008 f-150 fx2 smoked them all with my wife driving it.
      hehe
      oh well, going sleep now, have fun now
      • 7 Years Ago
      Whether Ford or not, superficial junk hung on any vehicle doesn't make it any better--just more costly and less classy IMO.
      • 7 Years Ago
      yawwwwwn... I don't get why people shell out that kind of money for a ford..even worse.. the STUPID Lincoln version of the F150! come on..some fake crome, lincoln badges and fancier headlights..WOW that's innovative!
      • 7 Years Ago
      wow, the HD logo right at the base of your neck looks real confortable...
        • 5 Years Ago
        This is a good point...wonder if anyone has been hurt from it???
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow - I can get a $20K F-150 with $10K worth of trim bolted on to it and only pay $50K?
      • 7 Years Ago
      My parents just got one, we live in Alberta Canada and it was made in Ontario and sent to Illinois for some reason lol. We cant wait until it arrives.
      I have no complaints with the truck but i wish you could get the 4x4 with the saleen supercharger... The badges on the seets and arm rest may be a little uncomfortable but we will see.

      d skee
      • 7 Years Ago
      WOW! alot of anti-ford people in here I can see. Most of it seems to be stemming from a lack of knowledge. Ok...
      1)This is not desperation. THis has been a hit since 2000 when the first harley truck was released. Smarten up! It makes money
      2) The truck is the creme de la creme of pickups. It really doesn't get better than this. functionality of a pickup with great performance and style
      3)Whoever said this was the lincoln version....you should be taken outside and flogged immediately


      Now onto my thoughts. I love this truck. Always have always will. I think it stems from seeing a 2003 harley truck and a mustang race.
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