Vehicle and Powertrain Operations

Kansas City, Missouri

Vehicle and Powertrain Operations

Kansas City, Missouri

The 358,000-square-foot Harley-Davidson Vehicle and Powertrain Operations in Kansas City, Mo. was built in 1998.


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.


11401 N Congress Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64153



The Steel Toe Tour gives you a chance to experience Harley-Davidson history and get up-close and personal with the Sportster,® Dyna,® and V-Rod® model families. This is the only Harley-Davidson factory tour where you will see a Harley-Davidson powertrain and vehicle assembled and brought to life.


The tour route has been expanded for smaller groups to provide a more personalized tour experience. The Steel Toe Tour takes you through the manufacturing of fuel tanks, frames, and fenders, as well as many ‘employee only’ areas in paint and polish.


The Steel Toe Tour goes behind-the-scenes through areas previously unseen by the public. You will be required to wear a safety vest, safety glasses, and steel toe protection, all of which are provided.


Steel Toe Tour Admission Includes:

• One tour ticket
• Commemorative pin
• Group photo
• Safety vest
• One $5 coupon, redeemable at Factory Tour Gift Shop


Tour Schedule:

Two sessions are offered daily Monday through Thursday at 9:15 am and Noon. Other sessions are added to accommodate peak times. Duration for each tour is approximately two hours. Tour schedule and route are subject to change. Steel Toe Tours will not be available from approximately June 29 to August 21 due to new model launch.




Regular: $35.00
Groups of 16 or more: $32.00



Tours sell out quickly. Call 877-883-1450 or click the link below to reserve your tour. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.



Free Factory Tour

The free factory tour offers a limited view of the assembly line and designated fabrication areas. Tours last approximately one hour.


Tours begin at regular intervals between 9:00am - 1:30 pm Monday - Friday


• Free tours begin at regular intervals between the hours of 9:00 am – 1:30 pm Monday – Friday. Tickets are distributed on a first come, first served basis for each day’s available tours. It is recommended that you arrive early in the day.

• Tours are not offered on weekends, major holidays, or during production changes and year-end maintenance. Tour schedule and route are subject to change. Production is not always scheduled on Fridays.

• Reservations for 10 or more are required. Call 877-883-1450.



9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday – Friday


2016 Closure Dates
Tour operations will be closed on the following dates in 2016: March 25, May 30,
July 4, September 5, November 24-25, December 26-30.


Manufacturing requirements have changed and we are unable to guarantee a full factory tour on these dates: October 17-21. Modified, free plant tours will be available.


Bags and packages such as backpacks, luggage and camera bags are not allowed in the factory.


  • Cameras or recording devices are not allowed in the plant. Photography is permitted in the Tour Center.

  • Bags or packages such as backpacks, luggage and camera bags are not allowed in the factory.

  • Fully enclosed, low-heeled (one inch or less) shoes are required.

  • Children under the age of 12 are welcome in the Tour Center, but are not allowed on the factory tour. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

  • Please notify us in advance, if possible, if you have disability-related needs so we can make efforts to accommodate you.