Janus Motorcycles Hand Made in America

Have you thought that you will see in 2012 a Hand Made In America Motorcycles? I never even thought about it since machines do most of the work for us in these days. The goal of Janus Motorcycles was to introduce a line of simple, and stylish motorcycles that will appeal to male or female riders. Janus Motorcycles is located in Indiana, and employs primarily local vendors and artisans. The bikes that they build are not replicas of any other brand. However, they were not even designed to emulate the history; all Janus Motorcycles wants is appealing production line to female, and male riders. Janus Motorcycles is going to be known for building not ordinary bikes, but for those who love freedom, joy and not seeing themselves go 150 mph. Here is a quote that I found interesting from Janus Motorcycles.

We hope that what we are trying to accomplish is a step toward building a younger, broader generation of American riders, and ideally, a new American motorcycle company producing bikes ranging from 125 to 250cc’s.”

Well, what has impressed me that the price for a Halycon 50 or Halycon Basic starts at lower than $6,000 . Which is really appealing to people that can’t afford to pay $10,000 for a Harley. However, the Halycon 50 was a record breaker in 1920’s and 1930’s of production.

Engine & Transmission

  • Type: Water-cooled, case-inducted, 2-stroke single
  • Displacement: 49.9cc
  • Bore/Stroke: 39.86 X 40mm
  • Carburation: 17mm Dellorto carburetor
  • Lubrication: Mechanical oil pump
  • Starting System: Kick and electric
  • Exhaust: Tuned expansion chamber with stinger
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Clutch Wet, multi-plate
  • Gearbox: 6-speed
  • Fuel Capacity: 3 gallons
  • Oil capacity: 1 quart

Frame, Running Gear & Displays

  • Frame: Tubular steel cradle
  • Wheels: Cast aluminum hubs with steel 36 spoke rims
  • Tires: Front 3.00X18, Back 3.50X18
  • Suspension: EBR hydraulic forks, hard-tail with sprung seat
  • Brakes: Front and rear drum
  • Instrumentation: Analog speedometer, turn indicator and neutral lights


  • Maximum Power: 9.8 hp
  • Maximum Speed: 55mph
  • Fuel Efficiency: Estimated 60+mpg

Check out more information on Janus Motorcycles by clicking here.

Janus Motorcycles

Janus Motorcycles Hand Made In America

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  1. bikermonkey

     /  November 28, 2012

    This bike is awesome! Talk about taking it back a few years and to be hand made in the US is very cool. This would be fun for around town!

  2. bikermonkey

     /  November 28, 2012

    Reblogged this on bikermonkey and commented:
    Check out Janus Motorcycles….. hand made in the US and a for sure head turner. This really would be an awesome bike for around town.


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