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Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations

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Address: 1425 Eden Rd, York, PA 17402-1907
Phone Number: +1 717-852-6590
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Established as an assembly facility in 1973, Harley-Davidson Vehicle...

Established as an assembly facility in 1973, Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations in York, PA assembles the Touring, Softail®, CVO™ and Trike models. They also perform a variety of manufacturing operations - making parts like frames, fuel tanks, and fenders. At the Vaughn L. Beals Tour Center, you'll explore exhibits that detail the manufacturing and assembly processes of the factory. You'll also have the chance to sit on current production motorcycles and visit the gift shop for tour-related souvenirs. The Kids Corner, a specially designed area for visitors under the age of 12, makes the York facility an ideal family destination. Your factory tour begins with an introductory video and continues on the factory floor where you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at the people, processes and products of Vehicle Operations. You'll be guided through the manufacturing of key components and the assembly of Softail, Touring, CVO and Trike motorcycles. Then it's on to the end of the line, where every motorcycle is roll-tested prior to shipping. Over the years, thousands of Harley-Davidson enthusiasts have made the journey to York, Pennsylvania to witness passion forged in steel.

At the Vaughn L. Beals Tour Center, you'll explore exhibits that detail the manufacturing and assembly processes of the factory. You'll also have the chance to sit on current production motorcycles and visit the gift shop for tour-related souvenirs. The Kids Corner, a specially designed area for visitors under the age of 12, makes the York facility an ideal family destination.

Your factory tour begins with an introductory video and continues on the factory floor where you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at the people, processes and products of Vehicle Operations. You'll be guided through the manufacturing of key components and the assembly of Softail, Touring, CVO and Trike motorcycles. Then it's on to the end of the line, where every motorcycle is roll-tested prior

to shipping.

Over the years, thousands of Harley-Davidson enthusiasts have made the journey to York, Pennsylvania to witness passion forged

in steel.

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Our family loves a factory tour and this one is done very well. Get there early to assure your spot. You start with a nostalgic short film and then receive safety goggles and an... read more

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Franklin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family loves a factory tour and this one is done very well. Get there early to assure your spot. You start with a nostalgic short film and then receive safety goggles and an ear piece. You will walk about a mile on the tour and see humans and machines building these beautiful bikes. A softail only takes about 2... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This on-the-floor tour of an active Harley-Davidson manufacturing facility was informative and interesting. A free guided one-hour tour or a two-hour comprehensive shop floor tour (reservations required for the latter) take you throughout the diffierent stages of manufacturing and assembly of motorcycles. You don't have to be a biker or bike lover to enjoy this experience. Watching the workers, the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unfortunately, I did not see, on their website, that the last tour was at 2:00, so we missed it. Others coming off the tour, though, said that the free tour was excellent! We did go through the museum, which did give an overview of how motorcycles are made, and had plenty of motorcycles on display, on some of which people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not a motorcycle rider, but I love to see those cycles ride by. When I had the opportunity, I made my way to this factory and did the tour. If you like your average factory tour, then this place will disappoint you. If you enjoy an informative tour, then prepare yourself. You will see a whole lot and... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to do the steel toe tour and drove up for it. It takes ok wright at 2 hours it is very interesting to see how the different parts are made and how they all come together to make a Harley Davidson we were able to see everything from tank and fender manufacturing to paint to final assembly every... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome tour. My buddy and I spent a little extra and did the Steel Toe Tour. Included in the price is a $5.00 coupon for the gift shop, a group tour photo on the factory floor, and a high visibility HD vest. The steel toe lets you see more than the free tour including almost every stage of the production... More 

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Wyoming, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Did the free Harley Factory Tour. It was very interesting to see modern manufacturing in action. I was relatively certain that the men in our group would love it, but was mildly surprised the women did.

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GreenBrook, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

My husband loves his Harley so I thought a tour of the plant where they are assembled would be a nice birthday gift. I was right! We took the "steel-toed tour" which was 2 hrs (versus the free tour of about 1 hour). The tour takes you through the fabrication of tanks and fenders, welding of frames, painting, and then... More 

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Burlington, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My husband, son and I took the Steel Toe Tour on Friday and really enjoyed it. Our guide JoAnn was friendly and knowledgeable and made the tour fun. It was very interesting to see and hear the day to day operations of Harley's being made. It was $35.00 each and they provide you with steel toe covers, safety glasses and... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We toured the plant and at the end saw one being dynode through all of the gears. That would be a dream job!

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