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Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations

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Address: 1425 Eden Rd, York, PA 17402-1907
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+1 717-852-6590
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08:00 - 16:00
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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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Take the hard-toe tour. Check web-site for particulars. True Americana.

It's all about the Hog, the road, the camaraderie with the bike. And, if you don't have a bike it's a living dream. Gift shop is excellent--discount if you take the tour.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's all about the Hog, the road, the camaraderie with the bike. And, if you don't have a bike it's a living dream. Gift shop is excellent--discount if you take the tour.

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dover, pa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Harley-Davidson gives tours of the manufacturing facility which are very interesting if you like motorcycles or manufacturing in general. Be sure to call the plant and check tour times and register if need be. Going early is helpful.

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband has wanted to go for years . Arrived around 9:15 am. We signed up for the free 1 hour factory tour but there is a specialty tour offered also that will cost. Our guide Barry showed a 10 minute film then had us put on safety glasses and ear phones for him to speak over the factory noise.... More 

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ALWarner, Manager at Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback on the tour and for Barry. I wanted to point out that we do have a minimum age requirement of 12 to take the factory tour. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the free tour and it was A LOT of fun, we had a great time very informative and awesome plant. we ride so we loved to see where and how they build these bikes.. Can't wait to go back and do it again..

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Very cool to see the factory in operation. You actually have the opportunity to sit on some of the bikes at the end of the tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I was impressed with how clean and modern the plant was and that they can manage to have only a 3 hour stock of parts and despite serious traffic in the RTE 30 and RTE I 83 corridor that the production doesn't suffer according to our guide. I have no way of knowing whether our guide did not know the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I don't own a Harley Davidson motorcycle but after taking this tour I wanted to buy a trike. We took the Steel Toe Tour. It lasted two hours. I wish it would have lasted at least 30 min more so we could stand and watch the assembly of the bikes at various points a little longer. We received a orange... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We paid for the Steel Toe Tour and it was totally worth it! Highly recommended for adults. I'm not sure they allow children on the tour because it is an active factory tour and forklifts have the right of way. Amazing to see touring motorcycles come to life!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I operated a group bus trip to York and included a tour of the H-D Factory as a surprise treat. Some passengers were not enthusiastic about visiting a motorcycle factory. But when the tour was finished, they were raving about how interesting it was.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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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