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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, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 28 August 2018

In a town filled with art, museums, and many interesting things to see this is certainly near the top. We don't have a motorcycle but enjoyed seeing this venue. In a family of nine...four boys/men this was a good choice!

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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Really cool to see one of Harley’s production factories. Actually get to go on factory floor and see the bikes being made. Unfortunately, we couldn’t see the actual assembly line because the 2019 bikes are being unveiled, but worth it anyway. Besides, it’s free! Lots of real Harley’s to sit on and take pics. Gift shop isn’t crazy expensive. Definitely worth it if your in the area.

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

If we had planned better in timing, it would have been better. They were 3 weeks from unveiling to their dealers, the 2019 models so some of the factory was temporarily off limits for the tour. Plus we showed up right at lunchtime. But it was a good tour to see where Harley-Davidson bikes are made.

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Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

It’s really remarkable how modern and advanced this facility is. The bikes they are producing are much farther advanced than I had ever thought. The tour takes you through the process as well as how the machines work. Even if you are not a rider you will be very impressed with the process and tour. Keep in mind we went in July and the next model year was coming so we couldn’t see it all because of the necessary updates they had to do. They told us this from the beginning, so it wasn’t so bad. This is well worth the time to see

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed 21 July 2018

After visiting the Museum and Power Plant Operations in Wisconsin last year, we felt it was important to visit Vehicle Operations this year. After recently purchasing a new FLHX (Street Glide) I wanted to see where she came from. While the tours are limited because of the model change out, we actually showed up too late for the limited tour but the gift shop alone was worth the trip. They also have on display various stages of production (on current models) that are hands on which I found very cool. Kristine in the gift shop was amazing! Upon finding out we had come from Florida on my birthday for this event and missed the last tour, she told her manager Shannon who shared some awesome stories with us and let us sit in the theater alone to watch the intro movie which was AWESOME! What a great group of people. I highly recommend this stop for anyone biker or not. Its a great way to see first hand the history of Harley Davidson.

Thank Bill M
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