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"This engine has tons of torque and already has been proven in the field with
both the F-150 SVT Raptor and Super Duty," said Mike Harrison, V8 engine program
manager. "The exhaust for the Ford Harley-Davidson edition has been specially
tuned to feature a throaty V8 rumble customers will love."
overhead camshaft (SOHC) per cylinder head design results in a stiff valvetrain
that allows optimized camshaft lift profiles and results in great low-speed
torque. The roller-rocker shafts allow valve angles to be splayed, resulting in
optimized intake and exhaust port layout for better breathing.
exhaust valve opening and closing events are phased at the same time to optimize
fuel economy and performance throughout the engine speed range and throttle
Due to the large bore size, two spark plugs per cylinder are
used to more efficiently burn the fuel-air mixture in the combustion chamber,
enabling better fuel economy and increased engine torque. The twin plugs also
help the engine maintain a smooth, stable idle.
A knock sensor on each
bank of cylinders of the V8 engine allows the spark timing of each cylinder to
be individually optimized real-time, throughout the engine speed range. The
engine learns the optimum timing via an adaptive algorithm.
Convenience to the Next Level
The 2011 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150
adds plenty of technology options to give customers what they are looking for.
Key to helping customers take advantage of all the capability offered by the
Harley-Davidson F-150 is a standard 4.2-inch LCD (liquid crystal display)
This screen offers menu options, giving the customer
important information related to fuel economy and towing performance. The menu
is navigated through a five-way button on the steering wheel and is positioned
between the tachometer and speedometer.
Additionally, the 2011 Ford
Harley-Davidson F-150 comes equipped with a standard voice-activated Navigation
System that integrates several functions including voice-recognition destination
entry, climate control and SIRIUS Satellite Radio into one easy-to-use system,
displaying them on an 8-inch touch screen.
For the customer who wants
more control of transmission gear selection, SelectShift Automatic transmission
functionality is available. A toggle switch located on the console shift lever
engages the mode, where the transmission doesn't second-guess the driver, giving
him or her total control over gear selection and performance feel.
Customized Harley-Davidson Appeal
The 2011 Harley-Davidson F-150 interior is customized to appeal to the truck
buyer who appreciates the attention to detail for which both Ford and
Harley-Davidson are renowned.
Examples are the seats and console lid,
which feature handmade cloisonné badges that are produced by the same company
that makes badges for Harley-Davidson motorcycles; the console has a
limited-edition serialization plate, which is numbered individually.
take creation of the Ford Harley-Davidson trucks very seriously, but it's also
something we have a lot of fun with along the way," said Design Manager Brad
Richards. "We hope that comes through in each of the finished trucks.
ensure Ford Harley-Davidson trucks exude the same bold personality as the
legendary motorcycles," Richards added. "We take two brands that are undeniably
unique and forge a product that embodies the best qualities of both."
Ford Harley-Davidson F-150: Photo Gallery, Review (1/2) and Specifications