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Harley-Davidson Vehicle and Powertrain Operations

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TYPE: Free Admission
LOCATION/DISTRICT: Northwest
ADDRESS: 11401 N Congress Ave. Kansas City, MO 64153-
PHONE: 877-883-1450
TOLL FREE: 816-270-8117
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Average Rating

4 out of 5 stars (3 Reviews)

Price: Free Tour; Steel Toe Tour $35-$32/person
Hours: Monday-Friday; Monday-Saturday in Summer

The 358,000-square-foot Harley-Davidson Vehicle and Powertrain Operations in Kansas City, Mo. was built in 1998 to increase production of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles. More than 900 Kansas City employees produce the Sportster®, Dyna and VRSC families of motorcycles from fabrication and finishing through final assembly. The plant also has the unique distinction of being the only Harley-Davidson facility to produce an entire motorcycle, the groundbreaking VRSCA V-Rod®. From assembly of the liquid-cooled Revolution® powertrain and hydroformed frame to painting and final testing, people and process converge in Kansas City to transform raw materials into custom American muscle.  
The tour center features a series of displays that guide you through the various manufacturing and assembly processes and illustrate the individual and collaborative skills necessary to produce each motorcycle. 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 film. 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 wheel 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.  
Must be at least 12 years old and accompanied by adult. Fully enclosed shoes required. Cameras prohibited on tours; lockers available. Souvenir merchandise for sale. Please call 877-883-1450 or visit www.h-d.com/experience prior to your visit for details.

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Amazing & informative

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

03/23/2013
Amy K. - Des Moines, IA

My friends and I were looking for something fun and free to do and found this in the guidebook. We don't own bikes or anything, but we had a great time. I'd highly recommend it. Plus, you can mail postcards to anyone for free after the tour is over.

Missed it by that much!

Rating:

1 out of 5 stars

07/15/2010
Jennifer T. - Raytown, MO

Drove for 45 minutes to find out that no one under 12 gets in, and the guy at the desk was less than friendly about it. I might tour a different plant, but I will not go back to the one in Kansas City.

Great Experience!

Rating:

5 out of 5 stars

06/23/2009
Stacy & Ed R. - Wichita, KS

The Harley Tour is really enjoyable and educational! Not just for the motorcycle enthusiast…many businesses could learn from the teamwork incorporated at the HD factory. Awesome experience especially for free!

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