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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

Patrick Flynn, a lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, combines over a decade of OEM motorcycle marketing experience with his passion for custom builds. Since 2008, he has been the driving force behind The Bullitt, a digital platform celebrating the art and culture of motorcycles.