Having recently relocated to the sunny climes of South Florida, Federal Moto’s Shaun Brandt required a bike that was high on style and sleek in its appearance. He called on the services of Mike Muller, one half of Chicago’s Powder Monkees, to design a build that belonged as much on beach-adjacent boulevards as it did on city streets. Using a 1978 Yamaha SR500 as the basis for this custom project, Muller replaced the stock fuel tank with a Yamaha TT500 and lifted the headlight from a Honda TL250. He then proceeded to upend the rear of the bike by installing a mono-shock suspension obtained from a Triumph Street Triple. Additional features include a custom seat and framework, a Mikuni VM38MM carb for more kick, Metzler Karoo 3s tires, and a fresh paint job as done by Bolivian artist Nicolas Lama.

Head to the Powder Monkees website to get a closer look at the bike.

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