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Harley-Davidson Vehicle & Powertrain Operations Plant


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Visitors can tour the 358,000-square-foot Harley-Davidson Vehicle and Powertrain Operations plant in Kansas City, Mo. where employees produce motorcycles in the Sportster, Dyna and VRSC families from fabrication and finishing through final assembly.


  • Displays in the tour center guide visitors through the various manufacturing and assembly processes.
  • After an introductory video, visitors take guided tours of the factory floor and witness a wide range of steps in the production process including welding, laser cutting, frame bending, polishing and assembly.
  • Visitors to the factory floor will see fenders and gas tanks being formed and newly painted frames hanging on the line. Revolution powertrains are also assembled from crankcase to cylinder heads on the factory floor.


Tours are free and last approximately one hour. Fully enclosed, low-heeled shoes (1 in. or below) 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.

HOURS: Please contact the Tour Center prior to your visit for up-to-date tour information, see website link below.


In 1901, William S. Harley drew a blueprint for an engine designed to fit into a bicycle. Shortly thereafter, William Harley and Arthur Davidson made the first Harley-Davidson motorcycle available to the public. The racer bike was built in a small 10 x 15-foot wooden shed. Today, Harley-Davidson is one of the most well-known motorcycle companies.


11401 N Congress Ave., Kansas City, MO.
Location Description: 30 minutes north of Kansas City.


GPS Coordinates

1 -- Harley-Davidson Vehicle & Powertrain Operations Plant
Decimal Lat: 39.30025679163575 / Lon: -94.66787957279968



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