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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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The Updated Janus Logo & Halcyon 450 Tank Badge​

The Updated Janus Logo & Halcyon 450 Tank Badge Since the launch of our first model almost ten years ago, we have used a large hand-painted “Janus” text graphic on all our fuel tanks. As part of the design for the new Halcyon 450 model, we wanted to develop the tank badging, and with it,…

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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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The Halcyon 450 & 250 Motorcycles Take On North Carolina Twisties

The Halcyon 450 & 250 Motorcycles Take On North Carolina Twisties Halcyon 250 owner and blog contributor, Tom Neel, talks us through a comparison and description of the handling of the Halcyon 250 and 450 along North Carolina’s twisting Old Highway 18. Watch the video below! Read Tom’s ride report from the trip here.

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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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450 Production Update Video #6

450 Production Update Video #6 In this 450 Production Update video, we head to our fabrication shop to take a look at the freshly sandblasted chassis for the 4th and last production prototype. Richard discusses the frame, preparing it for powder coat, and Woody’s midwest test trip. Watch the video below! Want to see the…

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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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450 Production Update Video #5

450 Production Update Video #5 In our latest 450 Production Update video Richard discusses our latest prototype, first production chassis component material order, and our recent California Air Research Board certification. Watch the video below! Want to see the previous updates? Click here!

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