Chrome highlights add even more street-rod appeal. Previous versions of the Ford Harley-Davidson pickup offerings have featured two-tone treatments and flame graphics. For the 2006 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150, however, the custom look is expressed in monochromatic black, following the quintessential Harley formula of black leather and chrome.
"The word 'custom' is always first and foremost in our minds when we work with Ford on these trucks," says Willie G. Davidson, senior vice president and chief styling officer, Harley Davidson.
The new Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 SuperCab visually communicates power, dressed in all black, oozing chrome and sporting distinctive Harley-Davidson visual cues. The Black Monotone exterior is accented with a hot-rod inspired custom scalloped red stripe outlined in electric blue running along the beltline, punctuated with the "Harley-Davidson" script. The custom stripe adds to the overall performance feel of the vehicle, creating a sense of motion and speed.
The custom appearance begins with the bold front-end design, featuring a unique chrome billet grille and blacked-out headlamps. Based on a SuperCab configuration with a 6-1/2-foot Styleside box, the new 2006 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 cuts a menacing profile. Beefy 22-inch polished forged aluminum rims a first for any F-150 sport a split five-spoke design, exposed lug nuts and the distinctive Bar & Shield logo on the center cap. The massive wheels give this ride undeniable attitude.
Between the wheel wells, chrome-accented side tubes help create an integrated appearance and enhance the truck's powerful stance. The side tubes and the unique lower front valence, or chin spoiler, help create a lowered look. Heavyweight genuine zinc die-cast badges on the fenders celebrate the Ford Harley-Davidson alliance. Dark tinted smoked-out taillamps, a blacked-out bumper and the "Harley-Davidson F-150" badge distinguish the rear. Chrome tie-down hooks and a slash-cut chrome exhaust tip add even more street-rod appeal.
"The Harley-Davidson design guys speak the same language we do," says Gordon Platto, chief designer, Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 and F-Series. "Judging from what our customers are telling us, we've been right on with each model. They love what we're doing."
Two things that soon come to mind when contemplating a Harley-Davidson are black leather and chrome. That's why they are a natural some might even say necessary part of the 2006 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 interior.
A Salute to the Motorcycle Culture
Harley-Davidson heritage resonates throughout this new vehicle. Inside, the 2006 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 makes a strong statement of custom-inspired refinement, with an underlying tone of authenticity and genuineness that has been the hallmark for all Ford Harley-Davidson trucks.
"For the new Ford Harley-Davidson F-150, we've designed a cockpit that's a tribute to the open road," says Ford F-Series Chief Designer Gordon Platto. "We've introduced high-gloss Piano Black cues along the instrument panel, center stack and console to bring in a feeling of visual motion. Combine that with the rich leather and bright chrome that's been such an essential part of all our Harley trucks, and you're surrounded with styling that salutes motorcycle culture."
Rugged and supple black aniline leather seating surfaces create a distinctive, inviting interior. The captain's chairs are unique, sporting a die-cast HARLEY-DAVIDSON Bar & Shield logo embedded in the leather. Elegant high-gloss Piano Black surfaces on the center stack and door panels are flanked by a Bar & Shield logo-patterned graphic treatment. The striking instrument panel and the overall vehicle interior features a stunning display of chrome, including unique chrome-ringed instruments, chrome handles, vent rings, floor shifter and door pulls. Adding to the overall custom feel of the interior is a serialized nickel plate showing the vehicle's production date and number.