Join Date: Apr 2018
Year/Make/Model: 2017 vulcan 900 custom
i toured the factory in york pennsylvania just last week, and they discussed this very thing.
paraphrasing what they said, it was basically that they would manufacture motorcycles here for overseas, but they would be assembled there to avoid tariffs. they specifically said that no overseas bikes would be imported back to the states.
that aside, i have to say, it was a crappy tour. i rode for 2 hours so i could watch a marketing dvd, and take a tour that might have lasted all of 15 minutes. i was unable to book the steel-toe tour during my vacation because they don;t want anyone to see what they are doing with next year's models.
maybe the steel-toe tour is better, i don't know. but it's the one you have to pay for to go on, so i would expect more. the best part of the experience was when i pulled into the parking lot and looked up. there was a very large hawk flying overhead carrying about a 4' snake.
2 days later i also toured the prs guitar factory in stevensville maryland. that was a GREAT tour!. they showed you literally everything, except they didn't take you into the paint booth for obvious reasons. i had a great time, and it was free. all i had to do was book, & confirm by email. i'll probably go again someday. if any of you are in the area, and play guitar, i highly recommend it.