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® and StreetTM  families of motorcycles, along with select Softail® models, from fabrication and finishing through final assembly to include the liquid-cooled Revolution XTM  powertrains for the Street motorcycles.

 

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 and laser-cutting, 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 XTM powertrain assembled from crankcase to cylinder heads.

KANSAS CITY TOUR CENTER & GIFT SHOP HOURS

9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday – Friday


ADDRESS:

11401 North Congress AveNUE
Kansas City, MO 64153

 

STEEL TOE TOUR

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 12:00 pm. Other sessions are added to accommodate peak times. Duration for each tour is approximately two hours. Tour schedule and route are subject to change.

 

TWO STEEL TOE TOUR SESSIONS OFFERED

9:15AM & 12:00PM
MONDAY – THURSDAY

 

Cost:

Regular: $38.00

Groups of 16 or more: $35.00

 

Reservations:

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. Due to manufacturing requirements, Steel Toe Tours will be limited in availability during 2017. Please click the link below for up-to-date availability.

 

PURCHASE TICKETS


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 – 1:30PM | 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.

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2017

Tour operations will be closed on the following dates in 2017: April 14, May 29, July 4, September 4, November 23 – 24, December 25 – January 1.

 

The Tour Center will be open March 3-10 but tours will not be available due to production requirements. Video presentations will be offered as well as exhibits and the gift shop.

 

Factory Tours will be available on all other weekdays, however the tour route may be modified due to manufacturing requirements.

 

We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

IMPORTANT VISITOR GUIDELINES AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.