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Ford F-250 Super Duty, Truck
#1 of 10 2004 F-250 SuperDuty Harley Davidson
May 19, 2003 (11:17 pm)
Seems Ford has decided to upside the Harley Davidson edition onto a F-250 SuperDuty platform.
Ford's Harley pickup moves to super-duty platform
By Richard Truett
Automotive News / May 19, 2003
2004 Ford Harley-Davidson F-Series pickup
The 2004 Ford Harley-Davidson F-series pickup, which will be on sale this fall, moves from the F-150 platform to Ford Motor Co.ís super-duty platform. This is the first time the Harley package will be available with a diesel engine.
The engine is Fordís new 6.0-liter turbocharged Power Stroke V-8.
The automaker would not reveal pricing.
May 20, 2003 (9:30 pm)
Still all black? Any change mentioned to the Lightning?
May 20, 2003 (9:50 pm)
Lighting will stay in the F-150 platform, but will be re-introduced in 2005.
Here's a picture of the '04 Harley Davidson F-250 SuperDuty.
Source: Wieck Media
#4 of 10 Great pic!
May 25, 2003 (11:35 am)
Now, were I in the market, THAT would really interest me...... Thanks for the link on the pic. I have a friend who currently has an F-250 & a FatBoy who will be all over this....
May 25, 2003 (12:47 pm)
The reason why it's switching over to the F-250 SuperDuty platform is because Ford pays Harley Davidson royalties on the name usage. Because the new F-150 will debut in a few months, and there's so much concentration on it's standard trim levels such as FX, XLT, Lariat, etc. They rather not debut the "boutique versions" yet.
So as to not lose money on name royalties, they rather switch it to the F-250 Superduty Platform, while the F-150 gets it's act together for the first 2 years. First the FX, XLT, Lariat's will debut... after a year where all factories are running, and everything is selling well, THEN such editions, or what's called "boutique versions" will come out. At that time the Lightning will be one of the first ones to debut.
Jun 14, 2003 (1:14 pm)
Looks like a hit to me!
#8 of 10 F-350 Diesel?
Jun 15, 2003 (4:22 pm)
I can't get the Ford media link to work, but they are saying on FordHarley.com that it is a 6.0 Powerstroke?
Jun 15, 2003 (4:38 pm)
That's what I hear too. A new bigger PowerStroke.
Jun 15, 2003 (4:45 pm)
Yes it's Ford's new PowerStroke Diesel, 6.0L V-8 that will be used for it.