Janus Halcyon 50 Motorcycle | from US$3,900.00 | www.janusmotorcycles.com
most of us here are unlikely to be reminiscing about the glory days of the motorcycles of from 1920s and 1930s but that doesn’t stop us from appreciating a good remake of them such as this Janus Halcyon 50 Motorcycle, a bike that pays homage to record-breakers of that era (you know. Brough Superior, Triumph and the likes). the Halcyon 50 features sprung leather saddle seat (a sign of transitional design from pedal-powered to motor-powered) and panniers, wide handlebars, and stretched, low polished aluminum fuel tank that seems to be poised-for-speed, except that this 21st century iteration is anything but a speed demon by today’s standard. powered by a 49.9cc water-cooled two-stroke single cylinder unit that output a very modest 6.3 kW (about 8.5 hp) and mated to a 6-speed gearbox, this classic remade makes a top speed of just 55 mph (89 km/h), making it a perfect cruiser to showoff your exquisite taste in biking. other highlights include 17mm Dellorto carburetor, kick and electric starting system, tuned expansion chamber with stinger exhaust, tubular steel frame, 36-spoke wheels, EBR hydraulic forks, front and rear drum brakes and wrapping up with a minimal instrument cluster that comprises of an analog speedometer, turn indicator and neutral lights. and it is not expensive to own such a beauty: the Janus Halcyon 50 Motorcycle cost just $5,300. however, if you are in for an even more raw experience, you can always opt for the ‘lower spec’ Basic model costing just $3,900.