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...
three unique models from the heartland
The Halcyon 250 honors designs from American motorbiking’s golden age. A lean and long tank design, full-grain saddle seat, leading-link front suspension, and a powerful 250cc single-cylinder engine create a sense of connection with the motorcycle and road not found in any other production motorcycle today.
NEW! The GRYFFIN 250 is a lightweight, controllable, simple scrambler. It's powered appropriately for what dual-sport motorcycles are best at—joy rides through the country to your favorite dirt roads and trails, then back home on late-night zips through the city. Its size and power make it a welcome return to simple two-wheeled thrill-seeking for even the most seasoned of riders.
Built with the cafè racer in mind, the PHOENIX 250 takes its styling cues from Grand Prix motorcycles of the 50s and 60s. Constructed around the signature Janus “featherbed” chassis, which was inspired by Norton Manxes of the 1950’s, the Phoenix is our take on a more aggressive look with a focus on handling and performance.
Why Janus Motorcycles?
Learn about how and why we do what we do in our small company:
Read the entire 5-part series:
Janus 250 series videos
What People are Saying
Reviews and Features of Janus Motorcycles
February 21, 2018 • Meet Your Maker Spotlight on Janus Motorcycles
"American motorcycle manufacturing is seeing a slow but methodical return to its early 20th century roots, with several smaller companies deciding to carve their path by hand, one crankshaft at a time."
January 2018 • The Gryffin 250 is a Scrappy Little Scrambler
"Having fun on two wheels doesn’t have to be complicated, it really boils down to grabbing a fist full of throttle and strapping on a smile."
Jun 16, 2016 • Janus Motorcycles Halcyon and Phoenix 250 first ride reviews
"My overall impression of both motorcycles was they are a blast to ride."
2018 EVENTS & Discovery days
At Janus Motorcycles HQ in Goshen, IN
In-depth shop tour, coffee, test rides, and lunch included!
• April 7, 2018
• April 28, 2018
Join us on the road for these special events!
• April 12, 2018 - Open house in Kansas City, MO from 6-9
Join us at Blip Coffee Roasters for test rides, Q&A, and more!
• April 14, 2018 - St Louis - More info coming soon!