Does Harley-Davidson Make Cars?

When you think about motorcycle brands, Harley-Davidson immediately comes to mind. The American motor company boasts an impressive bike production output, but its four-wheelers also deserve mad props.

The Harley-Davidson-inspired trucks are the closest you’d get to an official Harley automobile. Incorporating design cues from the bike brand itself, Ford and Tuscany Motor Company have both manufactured thousands of Harley Ford F-Series and a GMC Sierra over the years.

Here’s a rundown of the Harley-Davidson trucks and how their build and design have changed over time.

Harley Trucks by Ford

  • First Generation (2000-2004)

The inaugural Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson was launched in 2000. Its low suspension design, shock absorbers, and tuned sway bar all derived from the Ford SVT Lightning. The 5.4-liter V8 under its hood was upgraded to a supercharged engine in 2002. This upped the vehicle’s performance from 260 to 340 horsepower and from 350 to 425 pound-feet of torque.

Aesthetically, the 20-inch Harley-Davidson wheels F-150 donned in the early days gave the truck a more aggressive look. The brand insignia and the orange and gray pinstriping on black exterior paint were unmistakable. In addition to the SuperCab configuration, the 2002 model came with a SuperCrew feature for maximum space.

  • Second Generation (2005-2008)

Following the first Harley F-250 in 2004, the F-150 returned. This time, its previous supercharger was retired for a naturally aspirated engine. However, the 2007 model offered an optional Saleen supercharged version that generated 450 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque. This makes it the most powerful F-150 Ford, tied only with the 2020 model.

While the Gen 2 units only came in black, it offered an all-wheel drive option, as well as 22-inch forged aluminum Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson rims. The exception was the 2007 model, which could only turn its rear wheels. The truck’s interior featured a black and chrome trim and embossed Harley-Davidson logos on leather headrests.

  • Third Generation (2009-2012)

The third generation Harley F-150 completely scrapped the supercharger. Moreover, a 6.2-liter V8 powered the 2011 model, producing 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque. It also featured the 22-inch Harley-Davidson wheels F-150 is now more notable for. 

The final models included SuperCrew configurations that came with new exterior shades, vibrant wheels, bold exhaust, black and tan interior trim, six speed automatic transmissions, and two-wheel and all-wheel drives. This iteration extended to three color variations by 2012.

  • Other Ford F-Series Editions (2004-2005, 2008-2009)

Aside from the F-150s, Ford and Harley-Davidson also worked on F-250s and F-350s. Most of these units ran on 6.0-liter Power Stroke engines. They still followed F-150 design cues, adding only a special two-tone paint job. The vibrant editions launched in 2004 then returned in 2008.

Additionally, a Harley F-450 emerged in 2009. Its 6.4-liter V8 Diesel engine generated 325 horsepower and 600 pound-feet of torque. Also called Big Hog Daddy, it came with a four-wheel drive and five-speed automatic transmissions. The blue flames from its side vents extended to the side of the truck and appeared in the interior as well.

Harley Trucks by Tuscany

  • Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson

The Ford and Harley-Davidson team-up ended after 12 years and 70,000 sold units. The last of these iterations debuted in 2020, almost a decade after the previous model. This time, Tuscany built the truck, while Ford licensed and sold it. 

Huge, sleek, and powerful, the new edition includes a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine or a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine that produces up to 700 horsepower and 470 pound-feet torque. It also includes a four-wheel or two-wheel drive and 10-speed automatic transmissions. 

The 2020 model took after the Fat Boy bikes’ 22-inch milled aluminum wheels. It also came with 35-inch all-terrain tires, improved FOX shocks, and tailor-made BDS suspension—perfect for an off-road drive. Tuscany also recalibrated the tire pressure sensors to harmonize the suspension system and the new wheels.

Like the first edition, the truck has a monochromatic exterior. The orange accents from the grille to the front fender badges make this edition stand out. It also comes with a removable LED light bar, tonneau cover, and honeycomb mesh grille. Its Flowmaster exhaust also gives this F-150 attitude. 

The orange accent is consistent on the black leather interior, from dashboard and steering wheel to carpeted floor mats and custom seat covers. The trim also generously features the Harley-Davidson logo and special embroidered badges. Racing pedals, heavily tinted windows, and stainless-steel gauges further make this special edition a must-have.

  • Ford F-250 Harley-Davidson

Additionally, Tuscany has produced a Harley-inspired F-250 truck. Like the Tuscany F-150, it derives from the Fat Boy motorcycles. With milled aluminum, the Ford F-250 Harley-Davidson rims give the wheel a more 3D look. Unlike the new F-150, this edition only includes a stock powertrain. However, it gets new exhaust tips and a new hood. 

  • Harley-Davidson GMC Sierra

In 2020, Harley-Davidson said goodbye to Ford and unveiled a GMC Sierra truck by Tuscany. Unlike the 2020 F-150, the Sierra runs on a 6.2-liter V8. Still, it’s kept the 22-inch Harley-Davidson wheels F-150 resonates with.

The Harley Sierra also came with 65 edition-specific components that again derives from Harley signature motorcycles. These components include a custom BDS suspension lift with upgraded FOX shocks and 35-inch all-terrain tires. 

It also has an all-leather interior that spotlights the Harley-Davidson logo, a front bumper LED light bar, revamped bumper and custom fender flares, and a solid bullet aluminum dual tipped exhaust system. 

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