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motorcycling minus the baggage. 

Stylish, simple, small-batch motorcycles built in the heartland.

Rediscover what made you fall in love...

...with backroads, Saturday morning wrenching, afternoon adventures. Hopping from cafè to cafè and meeting new people wherever you park. Accelerating out of a corner, revving out your bike.

You didn't start riding because of a spec sheet. Motorcycles have gotten faster, larger, heavier, more technologically complex, but is that progress when you're looking for a simple way to get lost? We started riding and wrenching to get lost in the ride, for thrills and freedom, and to feel connected to our machines. 

Janus Motorcycles reconnect riders of all skill levels with two wheeled-machines and the road. They're simple machines, and understandable to ride and own. They're made to max out and have a blast on without risking life and limb. 

Sound like your kind of ride? Give the video below a watch, then drop us a line about signing up for a Discovery Day or reserving your spot in one of our batches.


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the essence of motorcycling


Riding and owning a motorcycle can be mystifying and daunting at times. We simplified it. We ditched the "biker baggage". Our motorcycles are simple, modern, lightweight machines. And they're designed to do what exactly what motorcycles are supposed to do: be a blast to ride and a joy to own. No pretense. No bluster.

2. Heartland-built


Designed and built in Goshen, Indiana, Janus Motorcycles are a true 21st century product. We rely on direct-to-consumer production, hyper-local fabrication & craftsmanship, and the best of what the global marketplace has to offer our unique motorbikes. 


Janus motorcycles are not replicas, but rather build on a rich tradition of design and craft from our tradition's best. Call it vintage, call it retro, call it whatever you'd like: Janus motorcycles are unlike any new production motorcycle available today.

Two Distinctive Janus Styles

We designed the Janus Phoenix 250 & the Janus Halcyon 250 around a shared core: a workhorse powertrain and a simple, safe, featherbed frame. Hearkening to classic designs of the 1920's and 30's, the Halcyon hardtail may have retro styling, but comes fitted with a modern, proprietary leading-link suspension, electric & kick start, and plenty of stylish upgrades. The Phoenix 250 is our modern GP racer, with a full, modern suspension and an aggressive stance. Both are designed and built to be a joy to ride and easy to own. Learn more by clicking a link below.

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Everyone I met had questions and compliments about the bike. In fact, it was a bit hard to get back on the road at times.


I rode past miles and miles of cornfields and soybean fields. I rode over the Illinois, the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. I rode in the sun and the rain (for 250 miles) and through it all, the Halcyon 250 did great! My journey across the Heartland was short but sweet! I traveled the distance in two days; 263 miles on day one and 390 miles day two. I safely met back up with my wife and kids in Missouri for our Fourth of July holiday where I enjoyed several shorter rides on the back roads of Missouri. We trailered the bike 795 miles back home to New Mexico a week later. 

Life has returned to normal and I’m back to dreaming up the next adventure on the Halcyon 250, a new American motorcycle!


The bike performs flawlessly and I have to say I get more attention on this thing than any car, bike or scooter I’ve ever ridden.


I've always been a scooter guy, vintage, new it didn't matter.  I loved making small things go faster and loved the look - especially of my 1964 Vespa VBB 150.  There haven't been many times when I haven't had something on 2-wheels in my garage, until last year.  I had to end up selling my vintage Vespa reluctantly, but knew I would eventually buy another as soon as I could.  Fast forward to almost a year and a half later... I started searching for Vespas again, but accidentally stumbled across the Janus Motorcycles Facebook page that a few of my friends had "liked" and as I started researching them more, I knew that I had to have a Phoenix 250.  It looked different than any other bike, plus it was small, nimble and the speeds on it seemed just about right for me. 

...I immediately fell in love with the Phoenix.  I left Josiah a deposit for the cream one that night and they delivered it to my house in a couple days.  I immediately started riding that weekend and have been riding as much as possible ever since.  In fact I have put over 1500 miles on it in just a few short months of owning it.

...The guys at Janus are great.  I had a couple small issues that they immediately took care of and went above and beyond any expectations.  The bike performs flawlessly and I have to say I get more attention on this thing than any car, bike or scooter I've ever ridden.  I can't wait til spring arrives to hop back on and put another 1500 miles on it.  Thanks guys!

- Christian

Janus Discovery Days

Want to try before you buy? sign up for a shop tour and test ride.

Janus Discovery Days happen monthly in our final assembly shop in Goshen, IN (with tour stops coming soon). Sign up and spend your Saturday morning learning about the unique Janus design, manufacturing, and finishing process, take a test ride, then enjoy a local lunch with the Janus team. Exclusive Discovery Day discounts will be available on motorcycles and merchandise.

Sign up for $25 to cover lunch and reserve your spot for this unique experience! Call our shop for schedule and registration.

Easy to own

Janus Motorcycles are designed to be easy to own and maintain. They're priced that way too. Pay in full for free extras, place a 50% deposit, or finance.


FINANCing starts at $149/MONTH*

Janus Sidecar rigs Starting at $8995

*See our financing page for details and limitations