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Harley Davidson Factory Tour
Ranked #7 of 13 Tours in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The 358,000-square-foot Harley-Davidson Vehicle and Powertrain Operations in Kansas City, Mo. was built in 1998 and provides free tours or extended Steel Toe Tours. Kansas City employees produce the Sportster®, Dyna®, StreetTM and V-Rod® families of motorcycles, along with select Softail® models, from fabrication and finishing through final assembly to include the liquid-cooled Revolution® and Revolution XTM powertrains for the V-Rod and Street families. The tour center features a series of displays that guide you through the various manufacturing and assembly processes. You'll also have the chance to sit on current production motorcycles and visit the gift shop, which features tour-related souvenirs. Your tour experience begins with an introductory video. Then it's on to the factory floor where you'll witness a wide range of operations from welding, laser-cutting and frame-bending, to polishing and assembly. You'll see fenders and fuel tanks being formed, newly painted frames hanging on the line, and sophisticated robotic welding technology. You'll also see the Revolution® powertrain assembled from crankcase to cylinder heads.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed March 15, 2012

It was fun to see how the motorcycles are made. We learned about the engines, learned about painting the parts (some were great colors), and how they are assembled. Also how some parts are made like the gas tanks which was amazing.

Thank Teresa T
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

Fun, informative tour - don't wear sandals though -- not allowed due to the heavy machinery.

Thank deputysher
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

It was really cool to see how the bikes are made, and the finished displays are impressive.

Thank BlackSpringfieldMO
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

had a wonderful time visiting the bikes and harley factory. Cannot wait to get one

Thank jayden_black
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Reviewed January 14, 2012

When you get a chance to see a true American Legend being made you must take it! This tour is well worth the time to see the people and processes to making THE great American motorcycle. Even if you don't ride it's fascinating to see these great machines being built and this is one of the few places in the country to go.

Thank rlwooly
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