Photos: Daniel Peter

Photos: Daniel Peter

Federal Moto has been getting a lot of attention as of late and if you're into motorcycles and don't know them, you'll definitely want to catch up on some of their previous builds. Their latest project is a special one, as it is a bike owned by one of Federal's founders, Shaun Brandt.

Brandt, a native of Canada, recently became a Floridian and needed a bike suitable for the state's sunnier conditions and thus, the "Sunshine State of Mind" was born. Built in collaboration with Powder Monkees Designs of Chicago, IL, the beach tracker is based on a Yamaha SR500 from 1978.

The bike's been updated with a number of modifications including a Yamaha TT500 fuel tank, Triumph Street Triple mono-shock rear suspension, Mikuni VM38MM carburetor, and a K&N crankcase breather filter. You'll also find Metzeler Karoo 3s tires, a Motogadget m-unit, Honda TL250 headlight, m-Blaze turn signals, and Renthal Street Handlebars.


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