With the SVT Raptor doing a brisk business, Ford has found time to update its other marquee pickup, the Harley-Davidson edition. It retains the 6.2-liter, 411-hp, 434-lb-ft V-8 found in last year’s model, but ditches the tapered-stripe graphic in favor of something that might suggest the owner’s interest in falconry. Or perhaps terns. Is ternrenry a sport? What do terns eat? We’re pretty positive it’s not snakes. Golden eagles, on the other hand, are big on snakes. Just look at the Mexican flag! Golden eagles are also used in falconry. In fact, they’ve been used to hunt wolves. And in Mexico, the F-150 is known as the Lobo which—you’ve got it—is Spanish for “wolf.” As far as we know, wolves don’t hunt snakes. Thus, the 2012 F-150 Harley-Davidson stands as an agglomeration of things hunted by golden eagles, as it features a snakeskin leather interior.
We called a Ford spokesperson for the scoop on the reptillian hides and they set us straight, saying, “We killed no snakes to make this truck, because People for the Ethical Treatment of Snakes would’ve been all over us.” So yes, the upholstery that had us so lathered is merely snakeskin-patterned cowhide. Good-looking drifters with a penchant for serpents and Milwaukee iron are undoubtedly anxiously awaiting the truck’s November 1st release. Pricing will be announced next week, but the spokesman advised us that it isn’t liable to change much over last year’s. Figure it’ll start at about 50K.Tags: Ford, Ford F-150, Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson |