2006 Harley Davidson F-150 Interior/Exterior
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 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.”
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.”