Employees assemble the Touring and Softail® models, as well as limited production, factory-custom motorcycles. They perform a variety of manufacturing operations – from machining, polishing and chrome plating, to forming, welding and painting.
At the Vaughn L. Beals Tour Center, you'll explore exhibits that detail the plant's history, and guide you through the manufacturing and assembly processes. You'll also have the chance to sit on current production motorcycles and visit the gift shop for tour-related souvenirs. The Kids' Rally, a specially designed area for visitors under the age of 12, makes the York facility an ideal family destination.
Your journey begins with an introductory movie and continues on the factory floor where you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at the people, processes and products of York Vehicle Operations. You'll be guided through various manufacturing and assembly areas, watch as parts are manufactured and see freshly painted and chrome plated parts. Then it's on to the end of the line, where every motorcycle is roll-tested prior to crating and shipping.
Tours are free and last approximately one hour.
Monday to Friday 9 am to 2 pm
Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Tours are not offered on weekends, major holidays, or during production changes and year-end maintenance. There is no scheduled production on Fridays, however tours are still offered.