Halcyon 250 Origin

A new entry to Janus. Simplified options & lower base price.
Hand-crafted, classic, & lightweight • 263 lbs. •  Starts at $6995

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Halcyon 250 Origin

A new entry to Janus. Simplified options & lower base price.
Hand-crafted, classic, & lightweight • 263 lbs. •  Starts at $6995

Halcyon 250 Origin

A new entry to Janus. Simplified options & lower base price.
Hand-crafted, classic, & lightweight • 263 lbs. •  Starts at $6995

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Halcyon 250 Origin

A new entry to Janus. Simplified options & lower base price.
Hand-crafted, classic, & lightweight • 263 lbs. •  Starts at $6995

Small Shop Craftsmanship

Hand-built with precision and care

Take flight and experience the pure exhilaration behind the Halcyon 250cc motorcycle. We’ve built our business around keeping the intrinsic human element in each motorcycle, a marriage between the best of custom building and modern manufacturing. The result is a motorcycle that avoids the quirks and pitfalls of custom one-offs, but retains its singularity and unmatched detail.

Learn about our Small Business philosophy.

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 Halcyon weighs 265 pounds, and our single-cylinder 229cc motor provides the get-up-and-go the classically-styled Halcyon needs. The result is a perfect pairing of size and power that gives riders the unequivocal experience of taking flight.

Learn about our bulletproof engine.

Classic Design

Inspired by the best motorcycling in history

Classically styled, the Halcyon 250cc motorcycle is no replica, but its design is inspired by some of the best in motorcycling history. Starting with the classic featherbed frame, the Halcyon highlights a classic approach to a pared-down design and hearkens the golden age of motoring with cues of form and function from brands such as Zenith, Brough-Superior and Indians among other marks in motorcycle history.

Learn about our Classic Design.

Features

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Hand-formed Fenders

Sheet steel is painstakingly formed slowly by our fender maker, then finished with your color and pinstriped combo.

Bulletproof Engine

Our bulletproof 229cc engine is simple, durable, and capable for the riding we love most.

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Beautiful Customization & Kit

Kit out your Halcyon 250 with beautiful options and upgrades that makes the bike beautiful to behold, touch, and ride.

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Specifications

Engine & Transmission

Type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke overhead-valve single-cylinder engine
Displacement: 229 cubic centimeters
Bore/Stroke: 67 x 65 millimeters
Compression ratio: 9.2:1
Carburation: 30mm round slide with accelerator pump
Starting System: Kick and electric
Ignition: CDI
Final Drive: Chain
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox: 5-speed

Frame, Running Gear, & Displays

Frame: DOM tubular steel cradle
Wheels: CNC machined aluminum hubs with alloy rims and 32 stainless steel spokes
Tires: Front 3.00 x 18, Back 3.50 x 18
Suspension: Proprietary dual progressive shock leading-link forks (front); hardtail with updated coil spring sprung seat (rear)
Brakes: Front dual piston hydraulic disc and rear single hydraulic piston. Improved Front/Rear Brake Balance
Instruments: Digital Speedometer and Updated Switches
Lighting: Halogen or available LED Headlight

Performance, Size, & Capacities

Max Power: 14 hp @ 7000 rpm • 11.65 foot-pounds @ 5500 rpm
Max Speed: 70mph
Fuel Efficiency: Estimated 75+mpg
Dimensions: 80’’ long & 31’’ wide
Height without mirrors: 41 inches
Seat Height: 31 inches
Wheelbase: 53 inches
Fuel Capacity: 1.94 gallons
Dry weight: 263 pounds

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Options & Upgrades

Basic Options

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 the 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.

FINANCING

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%

4 Year Warranty

We offer an industry-leading FOUR YEAR FACTORY WARRANTY on all new 2022 Janus 250 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

Financing

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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Reviews

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    Currently own the 450cc halcyon and former owner of the Halcyon 250cc motorcycles. Really enjoy the hands on old school motorcycle experience!!! Every time out and about I receive many compliments and questions!!! The Janus team stands behind their product with their base extensive warranty and great support!!! Pretty amazing what they have created in this day and age… Beautiful machines, worth every penny!!! Style is unparalleled, performance is rock solid!!!

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    Incredible Motorcycle Company. American manufacturing pride at it’s best. Devin and Richard are taking small displacement bikes to a whole new level. If you want to get back to the basics and fun of motorcycling, jump on a Janus.

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    After 3300 miles on my Halcyon, my impression of Janus as great company with excellent products is confirmed, and I can also add now first-rate service for owners.

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    Janus is an amazing small company with a beautiful product. I purchased my Halcyon 250 in November and they sent me pictures of its construction in the shop! No other motorcycle manufacturer can compete with that. Their customer service is on point, Sophie responded to all of my emails very quickly and answered every question I had along the way. Lastly, when I went to go pick up my motorcycle, Grant was very friendly and helped me understand how the bike works, showed me around the showroom, and overall a cool dude. Happy to be in the Janus family Halcyon #577

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    I went to their first Discovery Day and was sold on not only the bikes but also Janus and the people working there too. Their enthusiasm really shows. A couple of months later I ordered a Halcyon and picked it up last spring. This bike is really fun to ride and never fails to draw attention. One other thing, Devin, Richard and the rest of the crew at Janus are always helpful if you have any questions.

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    My Halcyon 250 (magic) has been a joy to ride, own and maintain. With nearly 20K miles on the odometer the engine runs as good as ever. It is the perfect 2-lane road motorcycle. Not mentioned in this video is the efficiency of this engine. It gets 65mpg. on average. Beyond the reliable engine and classic lines of its design, the Halcyon 250 is truly thrilling to ride. It provides the rider with an absolutely classic motorcycling experience in which the rider feels connected with the machine.

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    If you’re someone who’s been thinking, dreaming or otherwise fantasizing about acquiring a Janus Motorcycle, just do it! I own and have been riding a Janus Halcyon 250 for nearly 2 years. It is a beautiful motorcycle that is easy to ride and maintain. My Janus is also a real head turner, I get compliments everywhere I ride. The folks at Janus are also good people who back up their products and have been nothing but helpful in every aspect from a customer’s standpoint.

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    Great video, as always. Owning a Janus and being a part of such a unique subculture within the motorcycling community is an extraordinary experience. 908 is easily one of my most favorite motorcycles that I have ever owned.

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    Nice video, I particularly liked the viola (I think) music, good choice. Oh and for anyone who reads this, I absolutely love my Janus Motorcycle, it’s a beautiful machine that I feel a true connection with whenever I ride. It was, after all, built for me by the good folks at Janus.

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    I received my Halcyon 450 just as riding season was ending last year. I am looking forward to putting many hours and miles on it this summer.

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    No other motorcycle manufacturer does the community outreach like you folks do, I have been and continue to be overwhelmingly impressed! As always Janus, we’ll done!

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    I am loving my 250 Halcyon (JM791) so I bought one for my son. (JM847) This video makes me want to get a 450 ordered.

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    Beautiful machine! Three years ago JM-224 was carefully and lovingly delivered to Milwaukie Oregon. I savor each mile I put on the bike.

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    The team over at Janus Motorcycles are a great inspiration to proceed your dreams. Ever since visiting them and purchasing my first motorcycle (JM#54) I have been inspired to start my first YouTube channel, about my adventures riding my motorcycles. Keep up the great work.

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    I found Janus while looking for certain styles of motorcycles and kept my eye on the Gryffin until I was ready to buy. I did not see anything as unique available anywhere else. Starting at a rest stop on the drive home from picking it up, everywhere I take my Gryffin 250, someone asks me who makes it and comments on the style. It rides as nice as it looks on the road, and looking forward to getting it on some trails this summer.

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    Great looking bike,love the vintage style. I think it is the best looking bike on the market.

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    4yrs later, I still love my Phoenix 250. The service videos and support have been great and I’m pleased to have been able to (successfully!) complete all of the necessary maintenance myself. It’s a good feeling when it runs like champ AFTER you get done taking care of it. A solid machine that inspires confidence in its longevity.

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    Great customer service first day having my bike speedometer stopped working called that monday and they shipped me a new one within 2 days

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    I never get tired of riding this motorcycle. It is like experiencing your best ride each time you take it out.

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    These are beautiful simple machines. I am totally satisfied with my entire experience with Janus. Everyone that I have had the experience to work with has been very friendly, helpful and professional.

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    Old school looks, and honestly, old school feel. You may not go fast, but you look damn good going slow.

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    There are several reasons why someone might choose to buy a Janus motorcycle:

    Unique design: Janus motorcycles have a distinctive, vintage-inspired design that sets them apart from all other motorcycles on the market. They are hand-built in the United States using high-quality materials, and each one is unique. Their style is unmatched with real materials and a minimum amount of plastic. You definitely won’t see yourself coming and going on a Janus!

    Customizability: Janus motorcycles are highly customizable, with a wide range of options for color, finish, and accessories. This makes it easy for riders to create a bike that is tailored to their individual tastes and preferences. No other bike can offer this range of options at the price point of Janus.

    Lightweight and agile: Janus motorcycles are designed to be lightweight and agile, making them easy to maneuver in urban environments. They are also fuel-efficient, making them a good choice for commuters.

    Quality: Everything is either powder coated or stainless. This will reduce rust in the future. Japanese motorcycles are prone to rust.

    Attention to detail: Janus motorcycles are built with a high level of attention to detail, with a focus on quality and craftsmanship. This means that they are built to last and will provide a satisfying riding experience.

    Community: Janus has a passionate community of riders who are dedicated to the brand and to the classic motorcycle lifestyle. This community can provide support, camaraderie, and a sense of belonging for Janus owners.

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    Rinding a motorcycle was on my bucket list for retirement. I did not want a crotch rocket or and oversized and powered Harley. Janus gave me all that I wanted and more. It is so approachable in terms of maintenance, repair and riding. I live in center VA where there are 1000s of miles of roads seemingly designed to ride this particular bike. It’s a gift from the past that has benefited from a lot of history. I simply love this machine.

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    Not sure if I should ride it or mount it on the wall.

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    Just love my bike.

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    As stated, I really fell in love with the bike design first, then the people and culture. I operate a longtime local retail establishment, so the local tie in, for me, was cool, as well. Finally, the simple nature and straightforward design of these bikes makes them a pleasure to own and service. After buying my Janus, I sold my heavy 1200cc monster, and haven’t missed it a bit!

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    I knew this was the bike for me from the first time I saw it. It was not intimidating at all and I loved the retro, café racer design. My wife was not on board with me getting a motorcycle until she saw a Janus.

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    The only thing I can think of when I consider sharing my Janus experience is that there isn’t enough time, and I’d rather spend the time I have riding.

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    I would encourage any potential buyer if they like the “look/style”, and would be happy with a 250 or 450 size engine they won’t be disappointed with either the bike or the Janus company and any employee you will deal with. Owner of Halcyon 250 #911

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    Tons of exhileration in a 265-lb package

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    Some people are leary buying a unique motorcycle from a small company, fearing if the company goes belly up, they won’t be able to get parts. I don’t worry about that, as the engine and other basic components are easily available. I like the style, simplicity ,ease of maintenance and handling. Plus, it’s nice to have people always asking about it, which happens EVERY time i go for a ride.

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    I found Janus a year after they released the 50cc and fell in love with their bikes. Years later I finally bought a Halcyon 205 and have loved every moment on it. It’s not mechanically intimidating which was a huge plus for me and I plan to keep it and pass it on to my son or daughter when I get older.

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    If you don’t want people to talk to you, buy another brand.

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    When you decide to buy a Janus, be prepared for the results…A PERMANENT SMILE!!!

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