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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Janus Motorcycles Halcyon 450 Ride

Halcyon 450 Production Update #4 In this week’s update, Richard and Jordan take Halcyon 450 prototypes JM-000 and JM-001 out for a ride on the Janus test loop. This is the first time we’ve had two 450s riding together on film! They talk about some of the design and ride characteristics, compare the Halcyon 450 and…

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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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