The holy grail of most custom builders is to develop a signature style. But there’s no exact science to this. It can be deliberate—like sticking to one genre of build or a single marque, or repeating specific details or colors. But it can just as easily be coincidental; a byproduct of the designer’s approach or ethos.
We’ve started to recognize Federal Moto’s builds, and it’s not because they’re repeating themselves. (In fact, we’ve yet to see them use the some donor twice.) Nope, their signature is far subtler.
Bikes from the Chicago shop are marked by their flawless stance, compact proportions and killer lines. This Royal Enfield cafe racer is their latest work, and it ticks all three boxes emphatically.
The base motorcycle is a 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT.…