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Bulletproof: The Heritage of the Janus 250 Motorcycle Engine

We get a lot of questions about our engines. Why so small? Why not made in the US? Why air-cooled? Why carbureted? It all started with a 50cc motorcycle… read on!   Let’s start off with the question of small displacement. Just about everything we do at Janus is based on our personal riding experience….

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Custom vs. Production

This piece was originally published as a comment on Paul Crowe’s website, The Kneeslider titled, “We Don’t kneed Any More Custom Motorcycles, We Need More Prototypes” in December 2015. It has been edited to make sense on it’s own, but the original article and comments are well worth the read. Janus holds an interesting place in the motorcycle industry…

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Making a Motorcycle: Aluminum Fuel Tanks

Both our Phoenix and Halcyon fuel tanks are the product of many hours of deliberation, design, and iteration. They draw from classic motorcycle designs in their inspiration and our own vision for how our motorcycles should look and feel. And they’re also the product of the constraints we operate within. Janus Motorcycles is a small…

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