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“Tour of factory”

Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations
Ranked #1 of 4 Tours in York
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

There this no charge for the tour. Great info and in-depth tour of how HD's are made. Starting from the presses of making parts to fully assembled bikes. Very interesting to see assembly line and how employees interact and make the process work. Great job by the tour guides!! Stop by the gift shop after the tour!!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

I have no experience with motorcycles at all but it was the most interesting tour. Will be going again

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

I did the steel toe tour. Great value for money. A really friendly and knowledgeable tour guide took us around the factory. Lots of facts and information. See behind the scenes. Two hours well spent. A must for any Harley fan.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We live in York, took my visiting cousins from AL on the “steel toe tour.” Well worth the time and cost. Amazing factory, and if you’ve ever ridden a motorcycle, a must! Takes about 2.5 hours, about 2 actually walking the factory. I especially appreciated the headset all are given allowing the tour guide to be heard loud and clear over the machinery noise. HD has changed over the years, a lot since my last visit several years ago, gone much more hi tech, the robotics are impressive. Highly recommend, tour guide Lou was awesome.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Gregory L
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

The best tour ever. Seeing these classic machines being assembled is the best use of one hour. Great guide who explained the working factory very well.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jim g
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