MATS: Navistar goes hog wild with special edition truck

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Navistar International has teamed up with one of the most recognizable two-wheel vehicle brand in the world for a special edition highway hauler.

With deep black paint and contrasting silver and orange striping, there’s no question, says Navistar, as to the chrome-laden LoneStar Harley-Davidson Special Edition‘s DNA.

Amid much fanfare, the truck made its debut at the Mid America Trucking Show in Louisville.

The truck’s headlights are actual authentic headlamps from Harley-Davidson motorcycles and the leather seats feature the same Harley-Davidson Bar and Shield that appear on the world-famos bikes.

"When the opportunity to work together first came about, we were intrigued about designing a long-haul truck that had the sleek forms and unique shapes that are unique to Harley-Davidson motorcycles," said Ron Hutchinson, Senior VP of Product Development for Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “The collaboration produced a truck that has the innovation of Navistar with the heart and soul of Harley-Davidson. This truck oozes the freedom and spirit of the open road."

The Harley LoneStar represents freedom
and the open road. If you like it, get it while you can

Other features:

On the outside, the LoneStar’s distinctive chrome-heavy grille, inspired from the 1939 International D-series with distinctive Harley-Davidson logo-type side graphics; massive seven-inch chrome stacks with aggressive bologna cut tips for a custom look; set-back fuel tanks for a sleeker, west coast appearance; and custom-forged and -machined 24.5-inch aluminum wheels with unique lug nut covers and Harley-Davidson center caps.

Open the doors and you’ll see a bright finish shift lever with engraved limited production engine-turned number plate on a custom shifter handle, including owners name and a distinct limited edition serial number; authentic Harley-Davidson fuel tank badges on front seatbacks and rear couch bolster; special Edition instrument cluster featuring hooded gauges with turned aluminum faces; distinctive dark rosewood cabinetry.

The LoneStar Harley-Davidson Special Edition is available in a sleeper configuration only. It will be available for order next month and will enter production in June. Only 250 units will be produced in 2009. For an interactive 360° product walk-around, go to 

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