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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Janus Motorcycle Vlog Episode 1: Bonneyville Mill

Tag along as Josiah and Jordan ride from Janus HQ in Goshen up to Bonneyville Mills in Bristol. Featuring Halcyon #068 and Gryffin #001. Janus Motorcycles are made for afternoon rides like this…everyday reverie, afternoon adventures, enjoying your connection with your machine and the world around you. Thanks for watching!

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Head For The Hills

 “Head For The Hills”   By Tom Neel – Halcyon #568   North Carolina beaches are, of course, at sea level. They are also some six plus hours and over 400 miles away from Brown Mountain Overlook, elevation 2760’. Located in the western High Country of the state, just a handful of miles from the Blue…

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Janus Halcyon 250 vs Dong Feng DF250 RTG

“Janus Halcyon 250 vs Dong Feng DF250 RTG” By Mark C. Zweig   I got my new Janus Halcyon in November of last year. Like many current and prospective Janus owners, I thought about buying a Janus for years before actually ordering one. I am a lifelong rider. I got my first motorcycle at age…

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2000 Miles in 60 Days

2000 miles in 60 days By Tom Neel – Halcyon #568   I have never been the “climb Mt. Everest type”.  You know, to have a goal of subjecting myself to something just for the sake of saying, “I conquered it!” So on the face of things, racking up miles so early upon delivery of…

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250 Engine Character – It’s feel good news!

“250 Engine Character” – It’s feel good news! By Tom Neel – Halcyon #568   Much has been said about the Janus 250 engine. Unfortunately, possibly more by those who haven’t even ridden one, or have done so very little.  I’m here to educate the open minded of us who realize engine character is as…

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