The Janus Tool Kit

Essential Toolkit For Your Janus Motorcycle https://youtu.be/hTWbn_yqUE8 This is by no means an exhaustive list of tools you might need on a motorcycle, but it serves as a great starting point that should provide Janus riders with the essential tools and materials to get home from most day trips or short rides should an issue…

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The Janus Motorcycles Feature List

The Janus Motorcycles Feature List At least in the United States, where motorcycles are rarely used as a sole means of transportation, the reason most of us ride motorcycles is something beyond a desire to get from point A to point B. We ride because we want to find something that is inaccessible in the…

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The Halcyon 450 Rear Suspension Design and History Part Two

The Halcyon 450 Rear Suspension Design and History Part Two This is the second of a two-part discussion of the Halcyon 450’s rear suspension design and history. To catch up on part one, click here! The Halcyon 450’s triangulated “cantilever” pivoted rear transom As early as the 1950’s, developments in racing would lead to a…

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Chasing the Horizon Podcast

Chasing the Horizon Podcast Features Janus Motorcycles Wes Fleming of the Chasing the Horizon podcast had Richard on the show last week and the episode just went live. Click the play button above to listen! In the episode, Wes and Richard cover the story of founding and growing the company, the challenges of a post-Covid…

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Riding a Halcyon 250 Through Vermont

Riding a Halcyon 250 Through Vermont Take a ride through scenic Vermont with Harmony on her beautiful blue Halcyon 250. We sent Harmony a GoPro kit to document one of her favorite rides in her area. We’re jealous of those curvy roads!

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The Janus 450 Engine: Part Two

The Janus 450 Engine: Part Two With the launch of the new Halcyon 450, I thought I would take a minute to discuss the heartbeat of the new machine: the engine. This is the second installment of a two part post that looks at our reasons for selecting the engine, its storied history, and journey…

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The Halcyon 450 Rear Suspension Design and History Part One

The Halcyon 450 Rear Suspension Design and History Part One This is the first of a two-part discussion of the Halcyon 450’s rear suspension design and history. To catch part two, click here! The Halcyon 450’s triangulated “cantilever” pivoted rear transom While the new Halcyon 450 shares much in common with its predecessors, the Halcyon…

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A performance of “Do Not Go Gentle” by Dylan Thomas

Dan is a dear friend, Halcyon owner, Vietnam Vet, widower, and an all-around badass. For a couple of years, we’d hoped to feature him somehow in a video, because his life story deserved some telling, and his friendship is dear to us at Janus. Dan would often mention how he earned the right to ride…

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Midwest Motorcycle Tour: Woody Tests The Halcyon 450

Woody’s Halcyon 450 Test Trip By Woody Shoemaker Full disclosure – I’m a Janus employee. Consequently, I may be somewhat biased in my experience with a Janus motorcycle. I’ll own that from the outset. And as a semi-retired employee who does occasional delivery and service work for the Janus team, I seem to have a…

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The Janus 450 Engine: Part One

The Janus 450 Engine: Part One With the launch of the new Halcyon 450, I thought I would take a minute to discuss the heartbeat of the new machine: the engine. I’ve written previously about the “bulletproof” heritage of our 250 engine and our reasons for selecting it: simplicity, ease of maintenance, reliability, and lightweight….

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