Why Janus Motorcycles? Part 2: Small biz

Janus Motorcycles is—in some respects—a small business out of necessity (just like any start-up manufacturer), and while we’re growing and growing, we’re not married to the idea of un-ending growth. Part of what makes us excited to do what we do each day is that each member of our small team has their hands on our motorcycles and a connection with our customers. 

When you become a Janus owner, you get a different experience than you do from any other manufacturer. Have a question about your build? Josiah or Due will answer, and they’ll get you on the line with Richard or Devin, who designed and oversee the building of your bike. Ryan pinstripes your tank and puts the whole thing together. Grant and Jordan will chat you up at a Discovery Day.  We have personal relationships with our local partners who produce components for our forks, frames, tanks, and exhaust.

Ryan applying the hand-painted pinstripe to a fender. 

Ryan applying the hand-painted pinstripe to a fender. 

We love that aspect of our size. These motorcycles come off the line, one at a time, with each of our small teams’ effort and love baked into each one-of-a-kind bike. You won’t see any fingerprints on your tank when it’s delivered, but ours are ALL over the motorcycle.

Local customer Christian Brown brought his Phoenix to our shop for routine maintenance. Click to read his review! Photo by Christian Brown.

Local customer Christian Brown brought his Phoenix to our shop for routine maintenance. Click to read his review! Photo by Christian Brown.

Beyond manufacturing, we skip dealers and sell direct because we like getting to know our owners and learning about how to make our bikes even better, little by little. It also allows us to compete with more global corporations—which means better pricing for you! And that means that you, the rider, get to be a part of a unique small company producing a very limited number of very unique machines. When people ask about service or maintenance, we want to remind them about our very small size. Just call us. We’re passionate about growing our company by making our owners insanely happy. We don’t get it right every time, but that’s our mission. 

The next installment in our series covers our styling and design choices. Thanks for riding along!