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 VRSC families of motorcycles from fabrication and finishing through final assembly to include the liquid-cooled Revolution® powertrain for the VRSC V-Rod.
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 gas 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 free factory tour offers a limited view of the assembly line and designated machining areas. Tours last approximately one hour.
• 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. Due to construction activities, no factory tours will be provided from June 10th through 15th but the Tour Center and Gift Shop will remain open. Due to construction activities, the Tour Center will be CLOSED June 17th through 22nd. Tours will be modified from approximately June 24th through August 19th due to new model launch. Production is not always scheduled on Friday. Tours will be offered on Saturdays throughout the summer beginning June 1st and continuing through August 31st from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (with the exception of June 15th and June 22nd). The Tour Center will be open on those Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
• Reservations for 10 or more are required.
The Kansas City Steel Toe Tour gives you a chance to experience Harley-Davidson history and get up-close and personal with the Sportster,® Dyna,® and VRSC model families. This is the only Harley-Davidson Tour Center where you will see a Harley-Davidson Revolution® 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 in our Gift Shop
Two sessions are offered daily Monday through Thursday at 9:15 am and Noon. Duration for each tour is approximately two hours. Steel Toe Tours will not be offered from approximately June 10th through August 19th due to construction activities and new model launch.
Harley-Davidson Museum Member: $30.00
Groups of 16 or more: $32.00
Tours sell out quickly. Call 877-883-1450 or click the link below to make a reservation.
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Monday – Friday
Due to construction activities, no factory tours will be provided June 14th or 15th but the Tour Center and Gift Shop will remain open.
2013 Closure Dates
Tour operations will be closed on the following dates in 2013: March 29, May 27, June 17-22, July 4, September 2, November 28-29, December 24 – January 1.