Phoenix 250

Classic style • Designed & Hand-built in Goshen, IN • Lightweight & Quick • 2021 Model Year: $7895

Ride for thrills.

Classic, Nimble, and Quick.

The Janus Phoenix 250 is a proud descendant of the quick, lightweight, and agile cafè racers and Grand Prix bikes of the mid-1900s. With a slender stance and aggressive rake, it carves city streets with ease and rockets nimbly through the countryside. Stripped away is any superfluous feature; the peppy, bulletproof engine and simple controls remain. The Phoenix is properly powered to provide heart-pumping thrills in an everyday setting, with a timeless style that turns heads whether it’s parked at the local cafè or racing down your favorite country road.

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Phoenix 250

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229cc single-cylinder engine • 263 lbs
70mph top speed • 5 speed
Production time: 4-6 weeks!

NEW 2021 Model Year
Starts at $7895
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Small Shop Craftsmanship

Hand-built with precision and care

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.

Classic Design

Inspired by the best motorcycling in history

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.

Properly Powered

Perfect Pairing of Size and Power

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.


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
Ignition: CDI
Final Drive: Chain
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox: 5-speed

Frame, Running Gear, & Displays

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.

NEW 2021 Improved Front/Rear Brake Balance
NEW 2021 Digital Speedometer and Updated Switches
NEW 2021 LED Headlight available upgrade

Performance, Size, & 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

Options & Upgrades

Paint Options

Finish Options

Lighting, Mirrors, Bars

Leather, Storage, Seating

How to Order

  1. Place your deposit

    Place your deposit online to reserve your spot in our production schedule. You're also welcome to call our shop during normal hours at (574) 538-1350 to speak with one of our team and place your deposit over the phone.

  2. Finalize your colors and custom options

    You can select all colors and options on our configurator before you place your deposit, or you can wait and decide later. When we need your final decisions, we'll contact you to help you choose your colors and options. During this process we can provide color mockups of your selected bike to assist in the decision making process.

  3. Watch it come to life

    We'll maintain contact through your build process to share production updates and arrange pickup or delivery.

  4. Complete your payment

    The remaining balance is due upon completion of the motorcycle.

  5. Get out and ride

    On pickup or delivery you get your keys, get your bike (with gas in the tank), and get out and ride!

We strive to maintain close contact with customers to ensure everything goes smoothly throughout your ordering and ownership experience. Have more questions about our ordering process? Read our FAQ page.

2 Year Warranty

We offer a 2-year powertrain warranty (unlimited miles), and a 2 year limited fender to fender warranty.

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We are happy to now offer financing on our motorcycles through LightStream, a division of SunTrust bank.

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Get Help Ordering

Need help with the build and ordering process? Just feel like talking to a real person? Call us at (575) 538-1350 or:

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No-Crate Delivery

Our motorcycles ship ready-to-start with fuel in the tank so you can grab your keys and go without any extra effort.

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