halcyon 250


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Halcyon 250

The Janus Halcyon 250 is a new motorcycle with classic style from America’s heartland, made by a small team of passionate builders. 

It is a lightweight, controllable, simple, motorcycle. It’s powered appropriately for what motorcycles are best at—joy rides through country roads, late-night zips through the city, accelerating out of a turn, riding free. It’s size and power make it a perfect first motorcycle for new riders and a welcome return to a simple sense of speed for even the most seasoned of riders. 

Quick tour

229cc single-cylinder engine • 245 lbs. dry weight • Leading-link suspension with Ikon shocks • Front & rear disc brakes • Stainless steel exhaust • 70mph top speed • 5 speed transmission • Electric & kick start • 2-year warranty

The Halcyon 250 is EPA approved for 49-state registration. California ARB certification is in process.

Starting at $6995. Production time is 8-12 weeks. Order now or call (574) 538-1350 for test rides, events, and orders:


small-shop crafted

We’ve built our business around keeping the human element in each motorcycle, merging the best of custom building with modern manufacturing. The result is a motorcycle that avoids the quirks and pitfalls of custom one-offs, but retains its one-of-a-kind soul in a market of one-of-a-million machines. Heart and soul are built into every Halcyon 250.


CLASSIC design

The Halcyon 250 is no replica, but its design is inspired by the some of the best in motorcycling history. Starting with the classic featherbed frame, the Halcyon eschews extra plastic and bodywork while taking classic styling cues from the early American and British traditions and board-track racers. Our builders’ touch is noticeable throughout, from the hand-formed aluminum tank, to the hand-bent and welded frame, to the pinstripes.



Small, lightweight motorcycles have distinct advantages over the over-powered, unwieldy, and large motorcycles that are so popular today. The Halcyon weighs 245 pounds, and our single-cylinder 229cc motor provides the get-up-and-go the nimble Halcyon needs. Modern disc brakes and stainless brake lines provide incredible stopping power. The result is a perfect pairing of size and power that gives riders exactly what they need for the kind of riding they love most.

options & upgrades


Saddlebags: $350
Book Rack: $125
Pillion Seat & Pegs (req. Book Rack): $175
Knobbies kit: $225
Hand Enamel Pinstripe: INCLUDED
Deluxe Fuel Tank: $395
Deluxe Battery Box: $100
Full LED Package: $225
LED Headlight: $135
Polished Exhaust: $185
NEW Double Pinstripe: $250
NEW Wheel Pinstripe: $175
Hand-painted Number Plate: $75
Engraved Fuel Cap: $150
Second Mirror: $25
NEW Headlight Visor: $50

Janus 250 series videos


Janus 250 Prototyping series

We began designing and prototyping our 250 series in early 2015. Watch the process from the very beginning!



Janus 250 Production series

Even after the prototypes were complete, and production processes were in place, we've continued to make improvements. See what's next!


customer Reviews

Read some of our customers' experiences riding and owning a Janus Motorcycle!

“I went to their first Discovery Day and was sold on not only the bikes but also Janus and the people working there too. Their enthusiasm really shows. A couple of months later I ordered a Halcyon...This bike is really fun to ride and never fails to draw attention. One other thing, Devin, Richard and the rest of the crew at Janus are always helpful if you have any questions.” -David

“Incredible Motorcycle Company.  American manufacturing pride at it’s best.  Devin and Richard are taking small displacement bikes to a whole new level.  If you want to get back to the basics and fun of motorcycling, jump on a Janus.” -Gary

“I did the Discovery Day tour and ride today with a buddy. The Janus team was very inviting. They showed us what sets them apart from other motorcycle companies, and why their 250cc bikes are some of the best around. Getting to chat with everyone at Janus and test ride their products was amazing, especially after seeing the way they pour their hearts and souls into their work...This kind of spirit of customer service and entrepreneurial passion is awesome, and they bring it to life with surprising power, just like their bikes (which have a surprising amount of acceleration, by the way). You will not be disappointed!” - Michael

"I rode in the sun and the rain...and through it all, the Halcyon 250 did great! Everyone I met had questions and compliments about the bike."
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“The bike performs flawlessly and I have to say I get more attention on this thing than any car, bike or scooter I’ve ever ridden."


"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

"My overall impression of both motorcycles was they are a blast to ride. Light and agile are great attributes, whether for inner city commuting or blasting down the back roads. The engine was up to the challenge..."

—Panhead Jim, Revzilla



Type: Air-cooled, 4-stroke overhead valve single cylinder engine
Displacement: 229 cubic centimeters
Bore/Stroke: 67 x 65 millimeters
Compression ratio: 9.2:1
Carburation: 30mm round slide with accelerator pump
Starting System: Kick and electric
Ignition: CDI
Final Drive: Chain
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox: 5-speed


Frame: DOM tubular steel cradle
Wheels: CNC machined aluminum hubs with alloy rims and 32 stainless steel spokes
Tires: Front 3.00 x 18, Back 3.50 x 18
Suspension: Proprietary dual progressive shock leading-link forks (front); hardtail with sprung seat (rear)
Brakes: Front dual piston hydraulic disc and rear single hydraulic piston
Instrumentation: Analog speedometer, odometer, turn indicator, and neutral light

PERFORMANCE, dimensions, & capacities

Maximum Power: 14 hp @ 7000 rpm • 11.65 foot-pounds @ 5500 rpm
Maximum Speed: 70mph
Fuel Efficiency: Estimated 75+mpg
Dimensions: 80’’ long & 31’’ wide
Height without mirrors: 41 inches
Seat Height: 31 inches
Wheelbase: 53 inches
Fuel Capacity: 2 gallons
Dry weight: 245 pounds


We've got your back. Janus motorcycles are covered with a 2-year powertrain warranty (unlimited miles), and a 2-year limited fender-to-fender warranty. We're small, and we're motivated to make every Janus owner a proud and happy one. We've built our bike in a way that's simple to understand and work on, and are available to talk through any concerns you may have. Each motorcycle comes with an owner's manual that outlines routine maintenance. Contact us for warranty fine print and information about service. 

Order Your Halcyon 250

Halcyon Deposit
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The Janus Halcyon starts at $6995. To learn about financing, click here. To make an initial down payment to start production, add the product to cart below. $700 flat delivery fee for the contiguous US. Factory pickup is free. Feel free to contact us for any questions! This price DOES NOT include upgrades. To add upgrades, please call us. If you have any questions, please call our shop: 574-538-1350

All motorcycles are built to order. Current lead time is 8-12 weeks.

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