Bulletproof Powerplant

While we appreciate the marvels of engineering that some high-performance modern motorcycles encapsulate, we also firmly believe that there’s a deep sense of satisfaction in using the simplest tool for the job before you.

We present the Janus 250 as the simplest solution to the challenge of getting at the root of motorcycling—freedom—on a daily basis. 

For that reason, we sought out what would be the simplest, most understandable, work-horse engine for our motorcycles. We arrived at a modern Honda derivative, 229cc single-cylinder power plant, made in one of the world’s most prolific engine manufacturing regions in Southwest China. It’s an upgrade on the classic Honda 250 single, with an added balance shaft for a smoother ride. For our lightweight motorcycles, we couldn’t find a simpler solution. And we think that’s best.