Harley-Davidson to close Kansas City plant, start making electric motorcycle

Milwaukee's Harley-Davidson has decided to close one of its major operational plants after a fourth quarter where its earnings fell.

In a news release, Harley-Davidson said it will be consolidating its motorcycle assembly plant operations in Kansas City into its plant in York, Pennsylvania. The company says it will save about $70 million per year after consolidation ends.

The Milwaukee Business Journal says that more than 600 workers in its Kansas City plant before cutting jobs mid-year in 2017.

The company also says it will start production of an electric motorcycle within 18 months.

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