Admittedly, the biggest news lurks below the hood. The aging 5.4-liter V-8 has vanished; instead, all 2011 Harley-Davidson F-150s are blessed with Ford's new 6.2-liter V-8 -- the same engine offered as an option on both the F-150 SVT Raptor and the 2011 Super Duty -- as standard equipment. The so-called Boss V-8 is rated at 411 horsepower at 5500 rpm and 434 pound-feet of torque at 4500rpm, a far cry from the 5.4-liter's 320 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. Channeled through a six-speed automatic transmission, the extra power helps two-wheel-drive 2011 Harley-Davidson F-150 models pull up to 9300 pounds -- more than enough to lug your buddies and their hogs out to Sturgis and back.
Do so, and your motorcycling posse will ride in the lap of luxury. In addition to the unique leather seating, 2011 Harley-Davidson F-150s are blessed with heated first and second-row seats, a power moonroof, a rear-view camera, a navigation system, Sirius satellite radio, and the ubiquitous Sync connectivity package as standard equipment. Also new is the productivity screen packed into the instrument cluster -- first used on the 2011 Super Duty, the high-resolution LCD display allows drivers to keep tabs on fuel economy, engine performance, and trailer configurations.
We've yet to receive final pricing from Ford for the 2011 Harley-Davidson F-150, but we'd expect the tricked-out truck to remain the king of the F-150 range, and carry a base price nearing the $44,000 mark.