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Sunshine State Of Mind: An SR500 for the Streets of Miami

Sunshine State Of Mind: An SR500 for the Streets of Miami

Sunshine State Of Mind: a custom 1978 Yamaha SR500 by Powder Monkees and Federal Moto.
Federal Moto’s Shaun Brandt is one of the rising stars of the custom scene, and he’s wowed us with several of his builds already. But when he wanted a bike for himself, he turned elsewhere—to Mike Muller of Chicago’s Powder Monkees.

It’s an odd collaboration, but it’s worked out beautifully. Shaun’s now got himself a slim, maneuverable SR500 that works on both tight city streets and cruisy beach boulevards.

Sunshine State Of Mind: a custom 1978 Yamaha SR500 by Powder Monkees and Federal Moto.
Shaun is originally from Canada, but he’s just moved to the sunnier climes of Miami, Florida. “Being able to ride all year round is a dream come true, after coming from a city with a three- or four-month safe riding reason,” he says.

Sunshine State Of Mind: a custom 1978 Yamaha SR500 by Powder Monkees and Federal Moto.
The move prompted Shaun to get himself a new set of wheels.…

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