Motorcycles With One Foot in the Past

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GOSHEN, Ind. – Downtown Goshen first startled horse traffic.

In the community, throwback motorcycles built. Craftsmen. Many of the motorcycles are manufactured and painted by Amish craftsmen.

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Most weekdays, Cameron Gruntman, the official assembled for customers across the country. Visitors here may have traveled.

Janus began from a friendship between Richard Worsham, and Devin Biek, who parted in Elkhart, and a few miles from the university. One summer, Mr. Recession.

“I graduated in 2011,” Mr. Worsham recalled. “I think one person in my class actually got a job in architecture.” Meanwhile, Mr. Biek is building a business, and looking for his next challenge.

The two decided to start a motorcycle company. T They have the right to be in the future.

Mr. Worsham drew the first model, nicknamed the Halcyon. Racers from the early 1900s, and powered by a 50cc moped engine; Mr. Biek hand-built the first one in 2011.

“A lot of people build custom bikes as an end in themselves,” They said. “Devin and I always came from a factory.”

There is a big step between running the idiosyncratic custom shop, and are not unregulated, albeit small, motorcycle company.

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Getting a real meeting of California Air Resources Board standards. They chose and 229cc pushrod single, based on the old Honda design, that is made in China. (Design and building their own motorcycle) makes a suitable one.

Notwithstanding the bike is almost all built within 20 miles of Goshen. And water-jet metal cutting, and better than laser welding and powder coating. All those shops are operated by Amish communes.

The Amish arrived in the 19th century. They were the farmers, but they are self-sufficient, so they own blacksmiths and carriage builders. Focus on small manufacturing and fabrication.

Fast-forward 100 per year: Americans embraced the R.V., started outsourcing component production to those small Amish shops.

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Among the rules of use of technology The communities in northern Indiana are comparatively liberal. For example, the welding plant, and the power of the diesel generator t out behind the shop.

The guys at Janus' s question. T Many of Janus' s key components are produced affordably and well right nearby. It 's not uncommon for So riding a motorcycles, for that matter.

Janus is the last time. There is no assembly line; and technician over a few hours.

Janus expects to sell about 250 motorcycles in $ 2 million. Mr. Worsham and Mr. Worsham Biek that could be produced by the company.

There are three models. The rigid-frame Halcyon is still the best company. The Phoenix and the Gryffin evoke '60s cafe racers and scramblers. Back in those days, even getting a motorcycle to start involved “tickling” a carburetor and giving the motor a healthy kick. Janus motorcycles have a kickstarter, they also have push-button start.

Unintimidating 14-horsepower motor, their performance is similar. However, they are also at least a hundred pounds lighter than most modern road motorcycles. The net effect is that they are going to ride, even for the motorcyclist.

Most of the 350 bikes that Janus has found that people who have other motorcycles.

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There is or dealer network. Most customers find the company online, although potential buyers are welcome to drop by the workshop. The company also hosts and 'discovery day' at a local group.

Buying a Janus is a custom proposition. Base prices start at $ 6,995; most customers end up spending, LED headlights and smart leather luggage. Customers must put down $ 995 deposit. Delivery comes two to three months later.

The super thing to a Janus from a major manufacturer is Suzuki's retro-style TU250X, which sells for less than $ 5,000. But Janus doesn’t feel that it is competing with Suzuki, or any extant motorcycle company. The Motor Company of Britain, the Janus t

"For $ 7,000 you have a luxury handmade motorcycle" They said. They go to 70 miles?

Consider the best fuel tanks; they drive one-horsepower vehicles. So 70 m.p.h. more than fast enough around Goshen.

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