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There’s no question that we’ve reached a point where we can make bikes with more horsepower and torque than needed.  Not everyone wants a 2300cc beast between their legs.  Smaller displacement bikes haven’t lost their appeal to some.  In fact, there seems to be a resurgence of smaller bikes all around. 
Aside from the US, there are tons of options for those looking for a smaller, gas-sipping option.  If that’s you, then maybe Janus Motorcycles has what you need.  Paying homage to 1920’s and 30’s record-breakers; Brough Superior, Indian, Triumph, and Zenith, to name a few… The bike comes complete with sprung leather saddle seat and panniers, wide handlebars, and a long, low polished aluminum fuel tank.

These little babies start at $4k, come with a 10hp 49.9cc 2-stroke motor.  Hell, you don’t even need a motorcycle license here in the US to ride these and they’re a whole lot cooler than riding any scooter.

What do you think?  Do you like smaller bikes?  Would you consider Janus?  They’re taking orders now for delivery in Spring 2013!

Patrick Flynn

Patrick Flynn

A lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, Patrick Flynn has multiple years of experience as an OEM motorcycle marketer and over a decade as owner of his custom motorcycle site, The Bullitt.