Established in 2013 Federal Moto has been making one-of-a-kind motorcycles and functional soft goods for international clients out of their Canadian garage. After recently opening an outpost in Chicago they present their first US project by Mike and Peter Müller featuring a glorious bike nicknamed ‘The Five’ – a 1979 BMW R100 turned into a sleek cafe racer with that small nod to the 1960’s.
The revamped design sports a front fender, airbox hole cover, and a redesigned subframe. The short and low leather seat hosts an integrated LED for a tail light and turn signals and sits just above the rebuilt motor with Mikuni VM34 carbs. Further details include a Tommaselli throttle, Brooks leather grips, Goodridge brake lines and Posh Japan mini handlebar switches. Owing its name to Mario Andretti’s iconic ‘Number Five’ Lotus 77 Formula 1 car, Federal’s ‘The Five’ features a glossy black finishing enhanced with dainty golden touch-ups, brass screened velocity stacks and twin mufflers in stainless steel. So put on the jukebox and get ready for the race.
Author: Alexandra Zhovtenko
Pictures: Federal Motor