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

The Halcyon 450 Rear Suspension Design and History Part One The Halcyon 450’s triangulated “cantilever” pivoted rear transom While the new Halcyon 450 shares much in common with its predecessors, the Halcyon 50 and 250, perhaps one of the most significant differences to the design is the addition of rear suspension. While the 250 can…

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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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Motorcycling the Blue Ridge Parkway – A Halcyon Home

The Blue Ridge Parkway – A Halcyon Home By Tom Neel Some roads just beckon you to ride them. Some even famously named. Others, created solely for adventure as modern miracles of their day. The Blue Ridge Parkway covers all of these bases and more. 469 miles of diverse pictorial landscape, rhythmically paced, undulating, with…

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Halcyon 450 Motorcycle Review & 250 Ride Along

A Comparison of the Janus Halcyon 450 & 250 From Owner Tom Neel Tom’s Halcyon 250 #568 next to the second production prototype Halcyon 450   By Tom Neel Its throttle drives you out of corners with conviction, as you muscle your way through country roads of character, before then rumbling your way down a…

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How fast is a 250cc Motorcycle?

Janus 250 Motorcycle: Top Speed Thrill of the Roaring 20s! By Tom Neel With elbows splayed, body titled and head projection reminiscent of a stellar hood ornament,  I make my way down through a serpentine country road. My spirited descent is enthusiastically met with reciprocating ascent, as I lean Halcyon JM-568 over at apex, carving…

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