simple & classic


Janus Motorcycles are for...

Riders who are looking for a closer connection with their machine, the road, and the passing landscape.

Riders who are looking for a machine that is designed for the kind of riding we most love to do: county-road joy rides, zipping through the city, windy roads, and riding a bike at its limit without risking life or limb.

Riders who value experience more than size or specification.

Riders who celebrate form and function.

At Janus Motorcycles,

We make simple, beautiful machines that are a joy to own and ride. We draw on the Northern Indiana spirit of manufacturing to create a personal, unique, and relatable product. We utilize our global marketplace to source reliable, tried-and-true components. We build to order and sell directly to our riders, cultivating a connection with each and every owner. Scroll down to see our models, watch our videos, and learn more...

Three Janus 250 Models

Halcyon 250

The Halcyon 250 honors designs from American motorbiking’s golden age. A lean and long tank design, full-grain saddle seat, leading-link front suspension, and a powerful 250cc single-cylinder engine create a sense of connection with the motorcycle and road not found in any other production motorcycle today. 

Gryffin 250

NEW! The GRYFFIN 250 is a lightweight, controllable, simple scrambler. It's powered appropriately for what dual-sport motorcycles are best at—joy rides through the country to your favorite dirt roads and trails, then back home on late-night zips through the city. Its size and power make it a welcome return to simple two-wheeled thrill-seeking for even the most seasoned of riders.

Phoenix 250

Built with the cafè racer in mind, the PHOENIX 250 takes its styling cues from Grand Prix motorcycles of the 50s and 60s. Constructed around the signature Janus “featherbed” chassis, which was inspired by Norton Manxes of the 1950’s, the Phoenix is our take on a more aggressive look with a focus on handling and performance.

Why Janus Motorcycles?

Learn about how and why we do what we do in our small company:


Part one: Small bikes

Janus Motorcycles are designed to give you, the rider, as much thrill as possible in your everyday riding.


Part two: Small business

When you become a Janus owner, you get a different experience than you do from any other manufacturer.


Part three: Classic is Current

Janus Motorcycles are, simply put, made to stand the test of time.

Read the entire 5-part series:

Janus 250 series videos

Prototyping videos

production videos

What People are Saying

A bike that conjures up the joy of motorcycling isn’t the sharply-aerodynamic, grossly-overpowered modern motorcycle; it’s a bike like the pared-down Halcyon or Phoenix that creates an experience for the rider, an evocation of a simpler time.
— The Wilkinson Brothers, Goodspark Garage

Janus came to Union Garage NYC with a handful of bikes - way too much fun was had. We took a quick spin around Redhook...
— Ducati NYC Vlog

Reviews and Features of Janus Motorcycles

March 2, 2018 • Simply Sublime: Janus Motorcycles Builds Bikes for a New Brand of Rider • "The company’s three lightweight models are maneuverable, manageable, and easily maintained."

February 21, 2018 • Meet Your Maker Spotlight on Janus Motorcycles
"American motorcycle manufacturing is seeing a slow but methodical return to its early 20th century roots, with several smaller companies deciding to carve their path by hand, one crankshaft at a time."


January 2018The Gryffin 250 is a Scrappy Little Scrambler
"Having fun on two wheels doesn’t have to be complicated, it really boils down to grabbing a fist full of throttle and strapping on a smile."

Jun 16, 2016 • Janus Motorcycles Halcyon and Phoenix 250 first ride reviews
"My overall impression of both motorcycles was they are a blast to ride."

2018 EVENTS & Discovery days

At Janus Motorcycles HQ in Goshen, IN
In-depth shop tour, coffee, test rides, and lunch included!
• June 2, 2018
• June 16, 2018
• July 28, 2018

Join us on the road for these special events!


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