Harley-Davidson may be going electric, but it’s also going four-wheeling.
The first Harley-branded Ford F-150 since 2012 was revealed at the Chicago Auto Show on Thursday, but it wasn’t created by Ford.
Instead, it’s an officially-licensed collaboration with custom truck outfit Tuscany Motor Company, who will be building the trucks in Indiana and selling them through Ford dealers.
Pretty much every element on the inside and outside of the truck has either a Harley logo or a strip of the brand's signature orange on it, including the custom grille and hard tonneau, which covers a carpeted bed. It also gets a BDS-brand lift kit, a set of high-performance Fox shocks, fender flares, 22-inch wheels designed to look like the solid rims on a Fat Boy motorcycle and 35-inch off-road tires.
All of the electronics have been recalibrated to accommodate the oversized tires, and the truck can be ordered with 2WD or 4WD and either the F-150’s 5.0-liter V8 or its 3.5-liter turbocharged V6. Both engines get a Flowmaster exhaust with black billet aluminum tips and orange stripes.
Prices start at $84,995 and run up to $98,433 for a fully-loaded example with Leadfoot grey paint. White and black are the only other colors available, and a 3 year/36,000-mile warranty is included.
The burly truck is a stark contrast to Harley-Davidson's upcoming LiveWire electric motorcycle, but that could change soon if the Tuscany partnership continues.
That's because Ford has confirmed plans to add an all-electric F-150 to its lineup in the coming years.