Founders of Janus Motorcycles Devin Biek and Richard Worsham are absolutely right when they state than many men & women who may not see themselves as “bikers” love the freedom, joy, and mobility that a moped or small motorcycle allows. They also think that small displacement 2-wheelers, ranging from 125 to 250 cc’s, may progressively bring a younger generation to the true and complete motorcycling lifestyle. So they produced the Halcyon 50, not a restoration, but a new easy-to-ride and light-weight bike that harkens back to an iconic era of motorcycle history.
The 2 partners produce by hand the frame, fuel tank, exhaust system, leather seat, handlebars, saddlebags, and do the pinstriping. They use rims and brakes manufactured to their specifications, EBR hydraulic forks, and a Spanish-designed 2-stroke motor. The highly upgradable engine is based on the Derbi Senda that produces about 10 hp in stock form. Every bike comes with both kick and electric start, as well as an oil injection system. Turn indicators, high and low beam, speedometer, mirrors, and a top speed of 55 mph insure safe operation on all but limited access highways. Rich kid’s toy, or something practical that adults can ride in big city traffic? At least, very good looking. The basic Halcyon 50 (including delivery) starts at $3900. The full upgraded version is $5,300. Janus Motorcycles.