Vehicle Operations

York, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Operations

York, Pennsylvania


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.



1425 Eden Road
York, PA 17402


Free Factory Tour

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



• Free tours begin at regular intervals between the hours of 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Monday through 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 will also be offered on the following Saturday’s in 2016 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm:  June 18, July 16, August 20.
• Tours are not offered on weekends, major holidays, or during production changes and year-end maintenance except where noted. Tour schedule and route are subject to change. 

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


Steel Toe Tour ā€“ Kansas City

The Steel Toe Tour gives you a chance to experience Harley-Davidson history and get up-close and personal with the Softail,® Touring, Trike and CVO™ model families. 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

Tour Schedule:
Two sessions are offered daily Monday through Friday at 9:30 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. 


Two Steel Toe Tours Sessions Offered - 9:30am & 12pm, Monday - Friday


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.




8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday

9:30 am – 2:00 pm on the following Saturday’s:  June 18, July 16 and August 20


2016 Closure Dates
Tour operations will be closed on the following dates in 2016: March 25, May 30, June 29, 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 10-14. 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 if you have disability-related needs. Every effort will be made to accommodate you.