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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...

the heart of our machines

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THE JANUS 250 POWER PLANT
Our imported engines are the best tool for the job we ask them to do. They provide reliable, consistent power to our motorcycles. There's nothing flashy about them, yet they've stood up to our rigourous (see: abusive) testing and passed EPA certification with flying colors. They're simple to maintain. They're understandable. They'll still run in event of a solar-flare-induced electromagnetic pulse. And when paired with our nimble, beautiful chassis, they provide much enjoyment for the riding we love to do most.

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TECHNOLOGICALLY CONSERVATIVE
We turn a critical eye towards new technology because much of it doesn't serve our mission of providing an enjoyable, thrilling, and simple two-wheeled experience. In fact, sometimes extra connectivity and gadgetry even reduce our enjoyment of the ride. We look for a sense of disconnection from life's stresses and a greater sense of presence and connection with the world around us when we ride. If a feature helps us achieve that, we implement it in our motorcycles.

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FORM MATCHED WITH FUNCTION
When paired with a simple power plant and a conservative view towards the spec sheet and feature set, the tactile form—the touch and feel—of a motorcycle is enhanced. We make machines that thrilling and enjoyable to ride and are beautiful to behold and ride. The enjoyment that comes from intrinsically understanding the simple operation of an engine, witnessing the leather seat break in and become more comfortable over time, or gaining a deep sense of trust in the motorcycle's response to the road are all deeply satisfying experiences to us. 

A look into the backgrounds of co-founders Devin Biek and Richard Worsham and why they were inspired to start a small-displacement motorcycle company in the USA. Music by Wilson's Reservoir

Our Crew

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Devin Biek

Co-Founder

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Kelly Borden

Shop floor Manager

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Jordan Swartzendruber

Video & Marketing

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Richard Worsham

Co-founder

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Jaclyn Sonner

Customer Care

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Cameron Gruntman

Lead Test & Certification Technician

Ryan Roberts

Lead Assembly Technician

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Grant Longenbaugh

Marketing & Sales

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John Swartzendruber

Service Technician