What Is a Scrambler Part Two: The “Reisenduro” Rennaissance

This is the second of a two-part discussion of the history of the off-road motorcycles, the scrambler, and Janus’ latest model, the Gryffin 450. To catch up on part one, click here! Starting in the late 60’s Belgian engineering teacher, Lucien Tilkens, began experimenting with a new rear suspension design capable of handling the high…

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What is a Scrambler Part One: A History of Specialization

In 2017 Janus Motorcycles launched the Gryffin 250, a knobby-tired “scrambler” addition to our 250 line which at that time included the more street-oriented Halcyon and Phoenix models. This first iteration of the Gryffin was essentially identical to the since discontinued soft-tail Phoenix model except that it featured the above-mentioned knobby tires and high-routed exhaust…

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The Rambler’s Companion Is Available Now!

Richard has been working on a book about the very different kind of lightweight, leisurely motorcycling we champion at Janus Motorcycles. Well, that book is now available on Amazon! Part treatise, part manifesto, part handbook, the Rambler’s Companion will fit on your shelf, bedside table, or motorcycle book rack! As our technological advances provide greater…

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