DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 4, 2004 – Leather and chrome. Freedom and the open road. Trucks and
motorcycles. Some concepts just go together. Like Harley-Davidson and Ford. Today, Ford and Harley-Davidson are
announcing plans to extend their alliance through 2007, which means three more years worth of exciting Ford
Harley-Davidson™ F-Series products.
"We’ve sold nearly 40,000 trucks since we introduced the first Ford
F-150 in 1999," said Steve Lyons, Ford Division president. "We couldn’t be happier with the
success of our alliance, and the great response these trucks have generated from our customers."
In 1999, Ford and Harley-Davidson forged an alliance to celebrate their corporate heritage
and shared 100th Anniversaries in 2003.
"The Ford Harley-Davidson product partnership brings out the best
attributes of two American icons," said Lyons.
In the first four years of the alliance, the companies
introduced the 2000 Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-150 SuperCab, 2001 Ford Harley-Davidson™ SuperCrew, and 2002 and 2003
Supercharged Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-150 SuperCrew models.
Last year the companies marked the fifth
anniversary of a successful partnership with the introduction of the 2004 Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-Series Super
Duty – the most capable and toughest Ford Harley-Davidson™ truck yet.
2004 Ford Harley-Davidson™ F-Series
Available as an F-250 or F-350 SuperCab or Crew Cab, the limited-edition 4x4 model is
arriving at dealerships now. Production began last November, and after only four months, the order banks are more
than 50 percent completed. To date, more than 90 percent of customers have ordered Crew Cab models powered by Ford’s
6.0-liter Power Stroke® diesel engine.
"We’ve seen a tremendous response to the Harley-Davidson™ Super
Duty," said Lyons. "Customers are snatching up these trucks as fast as we can build them
and they are opting for the higher-end models," said Lyons.
The Ford Harley-Davidson™ Super Duty package
features unique exterior colors and styling cues. Available in Black/Competition Orange or Black/Dark Shadow Gray
two-tone versions or Black Monotone, this Built Ford Tough truck sports 18-inch forged aluminum wheels, a unique
engine decal, chrome exhaust tip and a chrome tubular step bar with unique HARLEY-DAVIDSON Bar and Shield logo
insert. In addition, a unique black grille or grille accent-colored valance on the two-tone, "Harley-Davidson
F-Series Super Duty" badges on front fender and tailgate, vanity license plate, chrome front tow-hooks and chrome
tie-down hooks are featured.
On the inside, carpet, door trim inserts and steering wheel are ebony, floor
mats are made of black molded rubber with "Harley-Davidson" script, and the instrument cluster has a "spun metal"
face. Seating is unique Black Leather Quad Captain Chairs with embossed HARLEY-DAVIDSON logo or front captain’s
chairs and rear bench with embossed HARLEY-DAVIDSON logo.