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."
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 www.internationaltrucks.com/lonestarhd
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