Harley Davidson’s 5 millionth motorcycle produced has rolled off the assembly line in York, Pennsylvania.
The story of Harley-Davidson’s Vehicle Operations in York began on the cusp of World War Two when the U.S. Navy commissioned a factory to meet the urgent demand for anti-aircraft guns. In 1973, Harley-Davidson motorcycle production moved from Milwaukee to York and Ironhead Sportster and Shovelhead FL models filled the production lines. When a group of Harley-Davidson executives bought The Motor Company back in 1981, York stayed in the family.
Today workers stamp the sheet metal for tanks and fenders, form and weld motorcycle frames, apply painted finishes that are the benchmark of the industry, and staff a final assembly line that is the embodiment of our commitment to state-of-the-art manufacturing technology and world-class quality standards. Now, Harley Davidson is charging forward by bringing LiveWire, the company’s first electric motorcycle to life. It’s the first in a line of electric two-wheelers that will lead the electrification of riding and change the future of Harley-Davidson. We congratulate Harley Davidson for reaching this historical milestone. Here’s to the next five million machines that will carry their riders forward to find their freedom.