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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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Very interesting and informative tour. they do a very good job explaning the assembly of the bikes.

Very worth while tour. I did the 1 hour tour and it is wonderful, very informative and well organzed. I suspect that the steel toe tour is even better. Even if you do not own a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Elyria, Ohio
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Elyria, Ohio
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very worth while tour. I did the 1 hour tour and it is wonderful, very informative and well organzed. I suspect that the steel toe tour is even better. Even if you do not own a bike this tour should be of interest as it shows the best of American mfg ability.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to visit the plant at Harley Davidson and see how things are done. The company store was nice too but a little pricey

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a former motorcycle rider this is a must see. My wife and me were in the area to see family and saw this on TripAdvisor so we went. My wife and me both enjoyed it. The tour was excellent the guide was awesome! I highly recommend this stop.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a Harley rider, this was an amazing, in depth view of the entire assembly process. The Steel Toe Tour ($38) was a 2-hour tour that literally walked you through the entire assembly line. It was really cool to see where my bike was birthed just a year earlier. As a guy interested in manufacturing, It was mind blowing to... More 

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york
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Usually third week end of sept Factory tour you get to see how the bikes are made and if you have a motorcycle license you can test ride a new harley even if you don't they have some on stands to try also bands and food vendors had a great time took my grandson and he had a blast

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty neat to see the bikes getting built the factory is exceptionally clean and looks like a really smoothly run operation. Pretty cool little store there as well. Worth the hour time it takes to see it.

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Middletown, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free tour was amazing. You get to tour the entire factory. Lasted about 1.5 hours. You can't quite appreciate it until you see how these bikes are built. Will return for another tour for sure

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have done the steel boot and the free tour here. Great to see American manufacturing and what a great facility. Make a reservation. Highly recommended.

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Maryland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my boyfriend as an early birthday gift and he enjoyed his time there. He is definitely more into motorcycles than I am, but honestly, I had a lot of fun too! Our tour guide really knew her stuff and was able to answer all of questions. I honestly didn't expect it to be as much as it was,... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Very nice factory to tour for ANYONE. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. For manufacturing folks, this is a great place to see 5S and TPM principles in action.

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