Hitting the open road

Hitting the open road

Owners of Harley-Davidson motorcycles now have a new toy to play with – an International LoneStar.

That’s right, Navistar announced the debut of a limited edition (only 250 will be made) Harley-Davidson LoneStar sleeper at the Mid-America Trucking Show. According to Navistar, the truck includes authentic Harley headlamps and leather seats that feature the same bar and shield that appear on Harley motorcycles.

Harley truckAvailable in just one paint scheme – the Harley deep black with silver and orange – the truck is decked out in chrome and includes some 40 customization options. It’s pricey, though, pegged at $155,000 base according to the New York Times. But for a true aficionado, that shouldn’t be a problem.

“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.”

Harley has traditionally relied on simple, straight-forward advertising for its cycles. With this collaboration, it seems they believe people will respond to seeing that iconic Harley branding on an over-the-road truck.

And for the fans of Harley-Davidson that might be truck drivers by trade – and there are likely a lot of those – this is the perfect chance to combine two passions. Don’t miss out.