Handcrafted & Classic • 365lbs & 90mph+
Built to order & Shipped direct.
Starts at $14995
Handcrafted & Classic • 365lbs & 90mph+
Built to order & Shipped direct.
Starts at $14995
The Halcyon 450 features a elegantly-designed full rear suspension that still highlights the hand-formed fenders and the classic lines that make the Halcyon timeless. Featuring dual IKON shocks, the rear suspension provides additional comfort and performance for higher speeds and longer rides.
Features the same classic leading link front forks and IKON shocks.
Features a hand-painted graphics package with an additional level of customization and filigree.
Based on the Classic XR400 engine, the SWM 445cc engine is a simple, fuel injected, 4 valve engine that sports 30 hp and a 90mph+ top speed. In our lightweight chassis (360 curb weight), the pairing of power and weight provides a wholly-unique motoring thrill.
Our newest in-house process: hand formed fenders. Starting with a flat piece of steel, and lovingly formed using a power hammer and beading dies, our fenders are works of art.
The Halcyon 450 is another entry into an entirely different category of two-wheeled travel: lightweight motorcycling. While the entire industry skews to more—more features, more weight, more horsepower, they often neuter the spirit of motorcycling: freedom, empowerment, connection.
Air/oil-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder
Compression ratio: 10:1
Single overhead camshaft, 4 valve
Dry sump with gerotor pump, cartridge filter, and oil cooler
Electronic fuel injection
Transmission ratio: 2.667
Clutch: wet, multi-plate
Type: Frame: DOM tubular steel double cradle
Type: Proprietary leading-link fork with dual progressive coil-over Ikon shocks
Type: Proprietary cantilever transom with dual progressive coil-over Ikon shocks
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 4.00 x 18, Back 4.50 x 18
Instrumentation: Digital tachometer, speedometer and odometer, with LCD screen and indicator lights
Maximum Power: 30 hp @ 7,500 rpm
Maximum Speed: 90mph
Dimensions: 86’’ long & 31’’ wide. Height without mirrors: 41 inches
Seat Height: 30”
Wheelbase: 56 inches
Fuel Capacity: 2 gal
Dry Weight: 345 pounds
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.
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.
We'll maintain contact through your build process to share production updates and arrange pickup or delivery.
The remaining balance is due upon completion of the motorcycle.
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%
We offer a 2-year powertrain warranty (unlimited miles), and a 2 year limited fender to fender warranty.
We are happy to now offer financing on our motorcycles through LightStream, a division of SunTrust bank.
Need help with the build and ordering process? Just feel like talking to a real person? Call us at (574) 538-1350.
Our motorcycles ship ready-to-start with fuel in the tank so you can grab your keys and go without any extra effort.
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!!!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Beautiful machine! Three years ago JM-224 was carefully and lovingly delivered to Milwaukie Oregon. I savor each mile I put on the bike.
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.
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.
Great looking bike,love the vintage style. I think it is the best looking bike on the market.
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.
Great customer service first day having my bike speedometer stopped working called that monday and they shipped me a new one within 2 days
I never get tired of riding this motorcycle. It is like experiencing your best ride each time you take it out.
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.
Old school looks, and honestly, old school feel. You may not go fast, but you look damn good going slow.
Simply the nicest bike I own!
450 has the BEST stock seat I have ever had on a bike ( 15 bikes and a scooter over the years)
Just love my bike.
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!
It starts every time and does everything I ask from it, and starts many conversations
Tons of exhileration in a 265-lb package
I’m sure you will see this from my twin brother Dan, but we took a trip down to Elhart to pick up a Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 and stopped at Janus first. Janus was closed, but Woody was there loading up some bikes for delivery and saw us peeking through the windows. He let us in and showed us around and we got a good close look at the bikes. We left and went to the RE dealer and the quality between the bikes was surprising. We had cash in hand for the RE, but just couldn’t do it after seeing the Janus bikes. We went home and wouldn’t shut up to our wives about the bikes, so they got together and surprised us with letting us get the bikes for our early 40th birthdays. We took delivery on Jan 9th, and this has been the longest winter of my life. I even get bundled up with my winter gear and just go sit on the bike in my garage. My wife claims she heard me making engine sounds with my voice, but I don’t think that’s true, I make sure I’m quiet enough for only me to hear.
This motorcycle is the perfect size for having fun on a bike. Small enough to toss it around and it has plenty of zip! The attention this bike draws is crazy! I love it!
After looking at 4 or 5 different bikes from other major manufacturers, once I saw the Halcyon 450 in person, I immediately chose it over the others. The design, quality, and amazing detail of the Janus bikes puts them in a league of their own.