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“great stores, classy and style”

Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations
Ranked #1 of 50 things to do 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: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed March 19, 2012

great merchandise. classic and style in one. i will definitely buy from the stores again. got a great helmet from there for my husband

Thank Lammy O
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Reviewed March 18, 2012

If you pass through York, you MUST visit the York Operations. Our tour guide was great and the tour was fantastic. Safety is paramount--we had a team member with us that made sure we were all safe in addition to the guide. For manufacturing process-geeks, their plant stats and signage are impressive. The prices in the gift shop are better than any Harley Store too: you can get a T-shirt for less than $25.

Thank JoeSetta
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Reviewed March 6, 2012

If you do not like like riding it is still a great stop to see how this outstanding company has made a great come back with quality products and service. To my surprise there we more women working there than men. The factory is modern, high tec and very professional. Must do if you go to Amish country or Gettysburg. Call ahead for times of the tours is a must.

Thank allenriverford28036
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

It was an hour well spent. TERRIFIC tour guide and very interesting (plus it was free) It is a quality and safety first Organization. MADE IN AMERICA THANK YOU HARLEY

Thank Bob R
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

If you ride a HOG, this is a must thing to do, to see how they actually make your bike, Great assembly line tours, dedicated workers, cool history displays of early bikes.

Thank tinkerman33
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