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What are the differences between the standard Ford F-150 and the Harley Davidson model?

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The Harley-Davidson Edition F-150 was manufactured for 13 model years, offering a supercharged Triton V8 engine, performance upgrades, authentic Harley-Davidson badges and luxury interior packages. Standard F-150 trucks of the same model years are equipped with either a 4.2-liter Essex V6 engine or naturally aspirated Triton V8 engine.

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The first Harley-Davidson Edition F-150 was revealed in Sturgis, South Dakota in 2000. This special edition SuperCab F-150 has a 5.4-liter Triton V8 engine delivering 260 horsepower. Standard 2000 Ford F-150s have a smaller 4.6-liter Triton V8 engine with 231 horsepower.

The 2000 model-year Harley edition borrows features from Ford's STV Lighting, including a performance muffler with dual chrome tips, a sport suspension with 1-inch drop and Bilstein shocks. The Harley edition's interior is cut in chrome and leather, with Harley-Davidson badges on the seat backs. Outside, the truck has a hard shell tonneau cover and 20-inch wheels.

In 2001, the Harley-Davidson Edition features were moved to the SuperCrew F-150, providing four full-size doors. For the 2002 model-year, Ford added the SVT Lightning's supercharger to the Harley edition's 5.4-liter V8 engine. This supercharged Triton engine provides an added 80 horsepower to basic 5.4-liter F-150s.

For F-150s models ranging from 2004 to 2010, the Harley-Davidson Edition is primarily an appearance-only package. These model years maintain the Harley-style interior, Harley paint schemes and Harley-Davidson badges. 2009 and 2010 Harley edition F150s also incorporate interior luxury features found in the F-150 Platinum. The 2011 and 2012 Harley-Davidson Edition F150 returns to its original form, by featuring a 6.2-liter Triton V8 engine with 411 horsepower.

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