• Mar 19, 2009
LoneStar Harley-Davidson Special Edition – Click above for high-res gallery

What? You thought Ford was the only company allowed to exploit the brand power of Harley-Davidson motorcycles? Guess again. The Harley image is up for sale and semi truck maker International is the latest company to buy in. Introducing the official LoneStar Harley-Daviidson Special Edition, a unique semi truck capable of hauling huge loads cross country and doing security at a Rolling Stones concert.

The LoneStar HD trumps its smaller kin, the Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson, in other ways than pure tonnage and maximum towing capacity. The semi includes unique HD additions like the same headlights used on the bikes, more Harley logos than a Sturgis tattoo parlor, custom 24.5-inch wheels with unique lug nuts, 7-inch round exhaust stacks and a complete set of truly gorgeous hooded aluminum gauges. The heavy hauler also features a unique grille and black paint job with silver and orange accenting.

While we're sure professional truckers experience the open road in a very different way than people who like the heavy bikes, the LoneStar HD Special Edition at least allows the truck driver to feel like one of the gang while he's working. Be sure to check out an official video and press release after the jump before clicking on the gallery below.



[Source: International Trucks]




PRESS RELEASE:

Navistar Goes Full Throttle With International LoneStar, Unveils Harley-Davidson Special Edition

Navistar, Inc. (NYSE:NAV) turned up the volume yet again at this year?s Mid-America Trucking Show, leaving nothing behind with the debut of the International® LoneStar® Harley-Davidson? Special Edition.

With deep black paint and contrasting silver and orange striping, the attention-grabbing, chrome-laden big rig truck is one-of-a-kind. Designed in collaboration with the legendary motorcycle manufacturer, the International LoneStar Harley-Davidson Special Edition leaves no doubt as to its DNA.

?The Harley-Davidson Special Edition takes LoneStar to the next level,? said Dee Kapur, president, Navistar Truck Group. ?It?s the perfect combination of LoneStar originality and Harley-Davidson authenticity.?

The International LoneStar Harley-Davidson Special Edition is authentic all the way down to its design elements. The headlights are actual authentic headlamps from Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and the leather seats feature the same Harley-Davidson Bar and Shield that appear on Harley-Davidson motorcycles.

When the opportunity to work together first came about, we were intrigued about designing a long-haul truck that had the sleek forms and unique shapes that are unique to Harley-Davidson motorcycles,? said Ron Hutchinson, senior vice president of Product Development for Harley-Davidson Motor Company. ?The collaboration produced a truck that has the innovation of Navistar with the heart and soul of Harley-Davidson. This truck oozes the freedom and spirit of the open road.?

?Collaborating with Harley-Davidson has been a great experience from the beginning,? added Kapur. ?Our customers are passionate about both brands. Combining the bold look of the International LoneStar with the uniqueness of Harley-Davidson delivers a winning product for customers.?

The International LoneStar Harley-Davidson Special Edition embraces life on the open road with a unique combination of style, comfort and profitability.

Exterior features:

* Unique metallic black paint with contrasting silver/orange striping in classic Harley-Davidson style
* Distinctive grille, inspired from the 1939 International D-series with distinctive Harley-Davidson logo-type side graphics
* Deep, clean, and classically simple front bumper with integrated fog and marker/turn lamps and optional bumper light bar
* Authentic Harley-Davidson headlights, pulled directly from the famous Harley-Davidson Screamin? Eagle® Performance Division
* Massive 7-inch chrome stacks with aggressive bologna cut tips for a custom look
* Set-back fuel tanks for a sleeker, west coast appearance
* Custom-forged and -machined 24.5-inch aluminum wheels with unique lug nut covers and Harley-Davidson Bar and Shield center caps
* Unique formed super-deep custom sunshade and a distinctive aluminum battery box sporting Harley-Davidson Bar and Shield logos

And, like anything else that wears the International diamond, the LoneStar Harley-Davidson Special Edition can be customized to reflect the owner?s personality. Owners can make their truck uniquely their own with more than 40 customization options available at launch.

Inside, the LoneStar Harley-Davidson Special Edition lets drivers feel like they own the road, with a comfortable and uniquely styled work environment that easily converts to an innovative living space. The LoneStar interior is known for being more than a cab ? it?s a suite. And, now it adds the unique Harley-Davidson look and feel. It features rich leather upholstery, turned aluminum gauge faces, dark rosewood cabinets and a dark walnut floor. Yet, it still has all the comforts of home with a sleeper that works like an office and a pull-down mattress that easily converts the sofa into a 42?-wide bunk. Built for a select few, it even includes a limited production number plate on the shifter.

Interior Features:

* Unique bright finish shift lever with engraved limited production engine-turned number plate on a custom shifter handle including owner?s name and a distinct limited edition serial number

* Rich, black perforated leather upholstery with color-coordinated black-on-black stitching throughout
* Authentic Harley-Davidson fuel tank badges on front seatbacks and rear couch bolster
* Special Edition instrument cluster featuring hooded gauges with turned aluminum faces and an engine-turned argent-colored housing background for the cluster and secondary display
* Harley-Davidson logo-types debossed into rich leather door panel top-covers
* Distinctive dark rosewood cabinetry and instrument panel accents and a rich dark walnut insert in the sleeper floor
* Pull down bed quickly converts from couch to 42?-wide bunk with standard innerspring mattress or an optional Lattoflex Sleep System with a memory foam mattress

The International LoneStar Harley-Davidson Special Edition is available in a sleeper configuration only. It will be available for order next month and will enter production in June. Only 250 units will be produced in 2009. To learn more, go to www.internationaltrucks.com/lonestarhd.

About Navistar

Navistar International Corporation (NYSE:NAV) is a holding company whose wholly owned subsidiaries produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus brand school and commercial buses, and Workhorse brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine parts and service. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.

About Harley-Davidson

Harley-Davidson Motor Company, the only major U.S.-based motorcycle manufacturer, produces heavyweight motorcycles and a complete line of motorcycle parts, accessories and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's Web site at www.harley-davidson.com.




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      • 5 Years Ago
      What next? A Harley Davidson Unimog?
      • 5 Years Ago
      Last time I checked, a truckers main goal was having the lowest operating cost possible.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The LoneStar is aimed at owner/operators, some of whom have built up lucrative specialty businesses over the years. These are guys (and, yes, gals) who live in their trucks 300+ days a year, and don't mind spending a little extra on bling.

        There have been a few "manufacturer specials" like this over the years, most prominently a Peterbilt 378 special marking the end of production. How this one will do, only time will tell.

        I'm betting anybody hauling out of Milwaukee will want one, though.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Are you kidding? The market for custom parts for a mid-90's Peterbilt truck is more than you would find for any Honda Civic. Like another poster said it is usually privately owned businesses, and some consider it a way of advertising - flashy trucks get more attention. They have entire show and shine truck shows for customized transporters. I was in shock when I saw one of these new Internationals in person, it looked like a 10-ft-tall custom hot-rod, even painted bright red. Pictures do it no justice, that front grille is about 7 feet tall and 4 feet wide of sparkling chrome. Nice to see somebody breaking the mould, and I'm sure they will do very well.
        • 5 Years Ago
        True, but if you're on the road all the time, might as well have something nice to do it in.

        And, that does look badass.
      • 5 Years Ago
      There's a market for this?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes, Aprime. There is. Look around your interstates.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Try watching a few episodes of Trick My Truck, there definitely is.
        Also I've seen a gravel hauler around SE Michigan painted up in black and orange with HD logos all over it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Uh, Breaker One-Nine, this here's the Rubber Duck
      You got a copy on me Pig-Pen? C'mon

      Uh, yeah 10-4 Pig Pen, fer sure, fer sure
      By golly it's clean clear to Flag-Town, C'mon

      Uh, yeah, that's a big 10-4 Pig-Pen,
      Yeah, we definitely got us the front door good buddy,
      Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy

      Was the dark of the moon, on the sixth of June
      In a Kenworth, pullin' logs
      Cabover Pete with a reefer on
      And a Jimmy haulin' hogs
      We 'as headin' fer bear on I-One-Oh
      'Bout a mile outta Shaky-Town
      I sez Pig-Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck
      An' I'm about to put the hammer on down

      Cause we gotta little ol' convoy, rockin' through the night
      Yeah we gotta little ol' convoy, ain't she a beautiful sight?
      Come on an' join our convoy, ain't nothin' gonna git in our way
      We're gonna roll this truckin' convoy, cross the USA
      Convoy... Convoy...

      Uh, breaker Pig-Pen, this here's The Duck
      Uh, you wanna back off them hogs
      10-4, 'bout five mile or so, 10-roger
      Them hogs is gittin' in-tense up here

      By the time we got into Tulsa-Town
      We had eighty-five trucks in all
      But they's a road block up on the clover leaf
      An' them bears 'as wall to wall
      Yeah them smokies 'as thick as bugs on a bumper
      They even had a bear-in-the-air
      I sez callin' all trucks, this here's The Duck
      We about to go a huntin' bear

      Cause we gotta great big convoy, rockin' through the night
      Yeah we gotta great big convoy, ain't she a beautiful sight?
      Come on an' join our convoy, ain't nothin' gonna git in our way
      We're gonna roll this truckin' convoy, cross the USA
      Convoy... Convoy...

      Uh, you wanna give me a 10-9 on that Pig-Pen?
      Uh, negatory Pig-Pen, yer still too close
      Yeah, them hogs is startin' close up my sinuses
      Mercy sakes, you better back off another ten

      Well we rolled up interstate fourty-four
      Like a rocket sled on rails
      We tore up all a our swindle sheets
      An' left 'em settin' on the scales
      By the time we hit that Chi-Town
      Them bears was a gittin' smart
      They'd brought up some reinforcements
      From the Illinois National Guard
      There 'as armored cars, and tanks, and Jeeps
      An' rigs of every size
      Yeah them chicken coops 'as full a bears
      An' choppers filled the skies
      Well we shot the line, an' we went for broke
      With a thousand screamin' trucks
      And eleven long-haired friends of Jesus
      In a chartreusse microbus

      Hey Sod Buster, listen
      You wanna put that microbus in behind the suicide jockey?
      Yeah, he's haulin dynamite
      He needs all the help he can git

      Well we laid a strip fer the Jersey Shore
      An' prepared to cross the line
      I could see the bridge 'as lined with bears
      But I didn't have a doggone dime
      I sez Pig-Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck
      We just ain't a gonna pay no toll
      So we crashed the gate doin' ninety-eight
      I sez, let them truckers roll, 10-4

      Cause we gotta mighty convoy, rockin' through the night
      Yeah we gotta mighty convoy, ain't she a beautiful sight?
      Come on an' join our convoy, ain't nothin' gonna git in our way
      We're gonna roll this truckin' convoy, cross the USA
      Convoy... Convoy...

      Uh, 10-4 Pig-Pen, what's yer 20?
      Omaha?!
      Well they oughta know what to do with them hogs out there fer sure
      Well mercy sakes alive good buddy
      We gonna back on outta here
      So keep the bugs off yer glass
      An' the bears off yer... tail
      We gonna catch ya on the flip-flop
      This here's the Rubber Duck on the side
      We gone
      Bye, Bye...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Looks menacing. Makes the Hummer look like a toy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      A truck is a tool, a workmens horse. Who cares what it looks like.

      I hate this dumb crossbranding, who falls for this? Stick a couple of badges on some leather truck seats and hey, your truck will cost you a couple of thousand more than what it should have. None of which will be translated in actual business value or resale value. Great!

      Like bugatti blenders and alfa coffee machines, what else is there.

      Slap some huge slabs of chrome on there, and make this truck hillbilly material, Yeeha!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Maybe it was just me, but from the get go I was reading that to myself in the voice of Rex Kwan Do dude from Napoleon... lol.
      • 5 Years Ago
      International LoneStar Harley-Davidson Special Edition - the perfect truck for the trucker who has a microscopic penis.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought Optimus Prime was going for a new look.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow. Sure looks good, this truck.
      • 5 Years Ago
      How about some reciprocation. Where is the F150 edition Fat Boy? How about the International edition Ultra TourGlide...with matching travel trailer of course!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thas a high-falootin' big rig right dere!
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