e are pleased to announce the opening of our build list for the 2015 season and the launch of our new Phoenix 250
model. All Janus models will now come equipped with a 250 OHV 4-stroke engine with a top speed of over 70mph. Our new model, the Phoenix
, represents a turning point for us, with a full-suspension, sport-style motorcycle, while the new and upgraded Halcyon is aesthetically very much the same bike it started out as and still embodies the epitome of motorcycle simplicity that began the Janus story. We will be starting with a limited run of 24 bikes (including Halcyon and Phoenix models) with delivery in summer 2015.
The Phoenix takes its styling cues from British and Italian racing motorcycles from the 50’s and 60’s and is built with the cafe racer in mind. The Phoenix features a steeper steering head rake, and full swing-arm rear suspension, which when paired with our proprietary leading-link front suspension, results in a machine with completely different handling than its predecessor, the Halcyon. At the same time practical and performance-oriented, it is just at home in traffic or carving a canyon.
The Halcyon was our first model, and was designed as the perfect around-town cruiser or commuter. With its traditional lines and 1920’s styling, it was an instant success and turned Janus Motorcycles into a worldwide name in small displacement motorcycles. The Halcyon 250 adds to this pedigree an increase in horse power, torque, top speed, and the iconic look and sound of an air-cooled 4-stroke. The Halcyon’s scale, mobility, and nimbleness result in a motorcycle ideally suited for the urban commuter.
Hand-Made in Goshen, Indiana
Every Janus motorcycle is laboriously hand-made in and around our Goshen, Indiana facility by highly skilled local craftsmen. From our frame, front suspension, and fuel tank to our fenders, wheel hubs, handlebars and leather goods, we take great pride in sourcing the majority of our components from local craftsmen within a 20 mile radius of our shop. We currently import our engine, a derivative of the Honda CG250, a workhorse motor popular around the world and renown for its low maintenance and longevity. We also outsource our rims and brakes.
The Janus model line straddles the gap between custom and production motorcycle, with a wealth of options, colors, and upgrades, as well as individual attention from our staff. The Phoenix is available with a black frame and one of 4 color options for the tank, fenders, and accessories. Stock color options can be viewed at the bottom of the page. Interested in something different? That’s probably possible too…If you have a special request or idea, please feel free to give us a call or email to discuss. Leather colors include burgundy, tan, and black. We also offer custom engraving on the fuel cap as a custom option.
Rear-set foot pegs, clip-on handlebars, leather saddle bags, deluxe polished fuel tank, fender number plate, and LED lighting can be purchased as upgrades. Please find more information on upgrades on the right of the screen.
The Deluxe fuel tank upgrade (shown elsewhere on our site) features distinctive polished panels on each side, outlined with hand-pinstriping. $275
Clip-ons provide even lower handlebar options for those interested in a more performance-oriented look and ride. $150
Rear-sets place the feet higher and further back than traditional footpads and allow for increased lean angle and aerodynamic body positioning. Rear-sets move the controls back to the performance pegs via a linkage system. $300
The Deluxe battery box comes fully polished, and being stainless steal, is essentially impervious to corrosion. This upgrade pairs perfectly with our deluxe fuel tank. $200
Our large saddlebag kit includes 2 rectangular 9.5″x11″ hand-made leather saddlebags suitable for carrying books or a tablet. They are available in three colour options: burgundy, tan, or black. We recommend matching these to your seat colour. This upgrade comes installed if ordered with bike, or can be purchased separately. It is easily installed and all necessary mounting hardware is included. $300
Our saddle bag kit includes 2 hand-made leather saddlebags in a distinctive angled shape for the Halcyon or classic rectangle for the Phoenix. They are available in three colour options: burgundy, tan, or black. We recommend matching these to your seat colour. This upgrade comes installed if ordered with bike, or can be purchased separately. It is easily installed and all necessary mounting hardware is included. $250
This beautiful unit is designed to be paired perfectly with the stock speedometer and comes with its own mounting bracket, making it a bolt-on upgrade. $175
We offer a full LED light upgrade for the bike including headlight, tail light, and turn indicators. LEDs are significantly brighter than incandescent or halogen and not only provide better visibility for the rider, but also increase the visibility of the bike for other motorists. $200