Gryffin 450

NEW! Hand-crafted & rugged • 330 lbs. •  Reserve for $2995  •  Production begins July 2024.

NEW Gryffin 450

Join the 1st edition

Order your Gryffin 450 by April 1st, 2024, and automatically receive the First Edition trim package, including serial numbered plate, special edition race plate, custom engraved components, challenge coin, and other commemorative items.

330 lbs. • Off-road minded • Classic desert sled looks.

Production is scheduled to begin July 2024.

Small Shop Craftsmanship

Hand-built with precision and care

On road or off, the Gryffin 450 is equipped with everything you need for everything in between. The Gryffin 450 is equal parts durable modern componentry and the human creative element, a marriage between the best of custom building and modern manufacturing.

Classic Design

Inspired by the best motorcycling in history

The Gryffin 450 is a distillation of the scrambler ethos, preferring minimalism over heavier extra-bodywork, serviceability over excess technology.

Inspired by the desert sleds of the mid-20th century, the Gryffin 450 brings classic style to bear on durable, capable adventure riding.

With industrial-grade components, thoughtful materials choices, and a classic, utilitarian design, the Gryffin provides a visceral connection between man and machine in every landscape, no matter the conditions.

Properly Powered

Perfect pairing of size and power

Small, lightweight motorcycles have distinct advantages over the overpowered, unwieldy, and large motorcycles that are so popular today. The Gryffin weighs 330 pounds, and our single-cylinder 445cc motor provides the ample get-up-and-go. Derived from the famous XR400 enduro motor, the SWM-designed powerplant shines off-pavement with good torque and joy-inspiring accelration.

The result is a perfect pairing of size and power that gives riders the confidence and convenience to take the Gryffin where big bikes dare not.



21/17 Wheel Size & Longer Suspension Travel

The Gryffin 450 features 5.5” of suspension travel front and rear, 21” front wheel, and 17” rear wheel for off-road excellence and a classic desert-sled panache.


Bulletproof Engine

Derived from the famous XR400, our SWM 445cc engine is simple, durable, and capable for the riding we love most.


Beautiful Customization & Kit

Kit out your Gryffin 450 with beautiful options and upgrades that makes the bike beautiful to behold, touch, and ride.



Engine & Transmission

Air/oil-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder
Displacement: 445cc
Compression ratio: 10:1
Starting: Electric
Single overhead camshaft, 4 valve
Dry sump with gerotor pump, cartridge filter, and oil cooler
Electronic ignition
Electronic fuel injection
Transmission ratio: 2.667
Clutch: wet, multi-plate

Frame, Running Gear, & Displays


Type: Frame: DOM tubular steel double cradle


Type: Proprietary leading-link fork with dual progressive coil-over Ikon shocks – 5.5” of travel


Type: Proprietary swing-arm with dual progressive coil-over Ikon shocks – 5.5” of travel


Type: 280mm disc with two-piston Brembo floating caliper


Type: 220mm disc with single-piston Brembo floating caliper


Wheels: CNC machined aluminum hubs with aluminum alloy rims and stainless steel straight-pull spokes
Tires: Front 2.75 x 21, Back 4.60 x 17
Instrumentation: Digital tachometer, speedometer and odometer, with LCD screen and indicator lights

Performance, size, & Capacities

Maximum Power: 30 hp @ 7,500 rpm
Maximum Speed: 90mph
Dimensions: 83’’ long & 31’’ wide. Height without mirrors: 41 inches
Seat Height: 32”
Wheelbase: 53 inches
Fuel Capacity: 2.2 gal
Dry Weight: 330 pounds


Options & Upgrades

Paint Options

Finish Options

Lighting, Mirrors, Bars

Leather, Storage, Seating

How To Order

  1. Place your deposit

    Place your deposit online to reserve your spot in our production schedule. You're also welcome to call our shop during normal hours at (574) 538-1350 to speak with one of our team and place your deposit over the phone.

  2. Finalize your colors and custom options

    You can select all colors and options on our configurator before you place your deposit, or you can wait and decide later. When we need your final decisions, we'll contact you to help you choose your colors and options. During this process we can provide color mockups of your selected bike to assist in the decision making process.

  3. Watch it come to life

    We'll maintain contact through your build process to share production updates and arrange pickup or delivery.

  4. Complete your payment

    The remaining balance is due upon completion of the motorcycle.

  5. Get out and ride

    On pickup or delivery you get your keys, get your bike (with gas in the tank), and get out and ride!

We strive to maintain close contact with customers to ensure everything goes smoothly throughout your ordering and ownership experience. Have more questions about our ordering process? Read our FAQ page.


Janus Motorcycles is happy to help anyone interested in pursuing financing for their motorcycle.

We offer in-house full-service financing in partnership with ThunderRoad Financial. To apply for financing, please fill out the following form. We’ll contact you to gather remaining information needed. The application process is easy and secure.

We can finance all models, with a minimum of 10% down, and rates as low as 3.99%

2 Year Warranty

We offer a TWO YEAR FACTORY WARRANTY on all new 2024 Janus 450 models. We believe deeply in the simplicity and durability of our motorcycles, and encourage our owners learn and do their own warranty maintenance.

Warranty Information


We are happy to now offer financing on our motorcycles through LightStream, a division of SunTrust bank.

Apply Today

Get Help Ordering

Need help with the build and ordering process? Just feel like talking to a real person? Call us at (574) 538-1350.

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No-Crate Delivery

Our motorcycles ship ready-to-start with fuel in the tank so you can grab your keys and go without any extra effort.

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