The Janus Phoenix 250 is a new motorcycle with classic style, designed and built in America’s heartland, made by a small team of passionate builders.
It is a lightweight, agile, 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 welcome return to a simple sense of speed for even the most seasoned of riders.
• 229cc single-cylinder engine • 267 lbs. • 70mph top speed • 5 speed
• Production time: 9-10 weeks • Starts at $6995
SMALL SHOP CRAFTSMANSHIP
You don’t need loud pipes to turn heads with the Phoenix 250. 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 Phoenix 250.
The Phoenix 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 Phoenix eschews extra plastic and bodywork while taking classic styling cues from the british cafe racer tradition and the Grand Prix bikes of the 50’s and 60’s. 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 Phoenix weighs 265 pounds, and our single-cylinder 229cc motor provides the get-up-and-go the nimble Phoenix 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.
Janus 250 series Prototyping & Production
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!
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."
- BRANDON • HALCYON #13
“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."
- CHRISTIAN • PHOENIX 250 #10
"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
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
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
Final Drive: Chain
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
FRAME, RUNNING GEAR,
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) and dual
progressive shock swing-arm (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: 2.3 gallons
Dry weight: 267 pounds
JANUS 2-YEAR WARRANTY
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.
options & upgrades
Click an image below to learn more about the Phoenix's available options & upgrades.
Sport Bars: $135
Phoenix Double Seat Upgrade (with pegs): $250
Hand Enamel Pinstripe: INCLUDED (New for 2018)
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
Order Your Phoenix 250
The Janus Phoenix 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 any upgrades. To add upgrades, please call us. If you have any questions, please call our shop: 574-538-1350
Janus 250s are EPA approved. California ARB certification is in process.
All motorcycles are built to order. Lead time is approx. 8-12 weeks.