The Halcyon. A New Stylish Small Displacement Motorcycle Celebrating One Of Last Century’s Best Design.

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.

7 Responses to “The Halcyon. A New Stylish Small Displacement Motorcycle Celebrating One Of Last Century’s Best Design.”

  1. 1 Drake Nov 28th, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Nice, but under-powered.

  2. 2 Kirk Perry Nov 28th, 2012 at 11:46 am

    250cc is the minimum engine size – for a bike quick enough to get you out of traffic-trouble on surface streets, but I like this bike and their concept as a delivery wagon.

  3. 3 Boomer Nov 28th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Might be a good seller in Europe. I really like the style and the young people today are really into retro so maybe it will get some exposure in the US but at the price range; there are many good used full sized bikes for sale.

  4. 4 CafeSportyTC Nov 28th, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    nice city bike for basic transportation. but it definately reminds me of it being something the witch on wizard of oz would ride, dah dahna da na na!

  5. 5 colemanfu Nov 28th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Got a TW 200 as my 2nd bike so understand the fun involved with commuting on a mini bike. But to maintain my street cred I never ride it up to The Horse ha.

  6. 6 courtney Nov 29th, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Love it. But I agree with Kirk: 250cc minimum….

  7. 7 Mac miss Nov 29th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    It is a looker and cool I would like to see a 250 single 4 stroke . Mac out

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