1978 Yamaha SR500 "SUNSHINE STATE OF MIND"
When one of Federal's own made the move South to Florida, the opportunity arose to collaborate on a custom beach tracker – which obviously got us very excited. Federal's search started with a finding build collaborator – Chicago's Powder Monkees wasn't too far away, and we had been kickin' tires about a build for a while now. Powder Monkees was the perfect fit for this: fast, efficient, a deep respect for motorcycles and the detailed work that goes into customizing them. A partnership was formed and we got right down to business searching for a single cylinder donor.
We really wanted to create something small, simple and fun with this bike. With a fresh, light color palette, minimalist parts choices, and some wild tires, this thing is the perfect combination of downtown daily rider and weekend beach cruiser. A sunshine state of mind.