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Where are Harley Davidsons made? | Bobberbrothers

Where are Harley Davidsons made?

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Many people ask the question where are Harley Davidsons made?  While many keep inquiring about this question, the answer seems to be quite obvious as it is ‘Milwaukee, WI'. But what many people fail to get is that the answer to the question where are Harley Davidsons made is not that very obvious. The mentioned factories as given by Harley-Davidson are not the one in Milwaukee when taken the United States of America into consideration.

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The ones mentioned as factories as the answer to the question where are Harley Davidsons made is as below.

  • Tomahawk, WI
  • York, PA
  • Menomonee Falls, WI
  • Kansas City, Mo

The first one mentioned here is the Tomahawk, WI which is into manufacturing of saddlebags, sidecars along with windshields and other parts. The second one, which is in York, PA is into the manufacturing of Softail, Touring and the CVO models. The third one here is in Menomonee Falls, which is in WI is in the manufacturing of motors and transmissions. The last one mentioned here is the one in Kansas City, MO which is particularly in the manufacturing of V-Rod, the Dyna models as well as the Sportster models.

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The office, which is the original factory present in Milwaukee particularly the Juneau Street is actually the company's corporate office. This factory along with the corporate office status also holds to be the museum for Harley-Davidson. While the Harley-Davidson motorcycles where were sold in the region of the United States was not however made here but were actually only assembled at this place.  This is because of the company always manufacturers the parts of the motorcycle in various factories across the world which includes the places like Taiwan, Japan, Germany and Mexico and only the assembly of these parts happen here.

Harley Davidson

The parts which are manufactured in the various factories across the globe mentioned here is shipped to the Harley factories present there. While the manufacturing parts made here are not only accessories but are also the components of the engine and the wheels along with the chassis. While considering these facts one might decide that the answer to the question where are Harley Davidsons made is finally clear. But however, the exact percentage of the Harley-Davidson motorcycles which are made in the United States of America is still unknown. The major reason behind this is because the model of the motorcycle and the model year is totally different.

In the year 1929, the manufacturing plant in Hiroshima present in Japan had a contract with the motorcycle giant. In this case, the motorcycles which belonged to Harley-Davidson were actually manufactured here, along with the labels of the company which was in the military and police only. This contracted was continued with the manufacturing giant till the year 1958.

Harley Davidson Sportster

Apart from this the motorcycle manufacturer also made other contracts with several factories along with the one in Manaus based in Brazil. This factory was opened in 1998. This particular factory still produces Harley Davidson motorcycle models which are then sent into the Brazilian market. 

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