Janus Motorcycles will be offering demo rides for two of its street models during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 8-10 ,at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
Attendees can ride the Janus Halcyon 250 and Phoenix 250 for free during the event.
Janus Motorcycles specializes in small, lightweight vehicles that take their styling cues from motorcycling history. The company's motorcycles are handcrafted at the company's facility in Goshen, Ind.
"The crew at Janus Motorcycles has been attending AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days as spectators for the past few years and always has a great time," said Josiah Simpson, sales representative at Janus Motorcycles. "We're excited to announce that this year we'll be bringing our American-manufactured motorcycles and providing demo rides at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.
"We've been hosting demo rides at a number of places this year and enjoy meeting new people," he added. "We love seeing the expressions on people's faces as they light up when they get back from their test ride."
Rides will leave between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. July 8 and July 9. On July 10, rides scheduled between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
All riders should wear the proper protective gear to test ride a Janus Motorcycles model and show proof of a valid motorcycle endorsement.
For 2016, with the generous support of Suzuki Motor of America, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days honors the career of Suzuki rider and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Wes Cooley. The infield display, Celebrating 40 Years of AMA Superbikes, presented by Suzuki, will showcase the rich history of AMA Superbike racing with a number of historic championship-winning machines. The central piece of the display will be Cooley's 1980 championship-winning GS1000, which Cooley will ride in demonstration laps around the road race course each day.
The weekend includes the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Show presented by Old Bike Barn, the American Motor Drome Wall of Death, a classic motorcycle field meet, demo rides of current production bikes, seminars, live music, raffle bikes and displays of AMA clubs and custom bike builders.
Tickets are available for purchase on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course website at www.midohio.com or at the gate. A weekend pass is $60, a single-day admission for Friday or Saturday is $40 and a single-day admission for Sunday is $35. Kids 12 and under get in free.
For more about AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, see www.facebook.com/AMAVintageMotorcycleDays.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a fundraiser for the nonprofit AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Financial contributors include Moto Armory, Nationwide Insurance, Suzuki Motor of America, Federal Motorcycle Transport, Old Bike Barn, Iron Pony/Pony Powersports and Sena Technologies Inc.