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Federalist Moto Unveils Its First Cafe Racer

Trimmed down and simple, with a nod to the past
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Image via: Federalist Moto

Image via: Federalist Moto

Based in the prairies of their home province of Alberta, the crew at Federal Moto recently set up shop south of the border in Chicago. For their first project, the new kids on the block wanted to tackle something that was "trimmed down, simple, and like always, a small nod to the past." The resulting cafe racer -- a first for the outfit -- is based on a BMW R100 dubbed "The Five." Aside from the fuel tank, the original bodywork was discarded, and replaced with a new front fender, airbox hole cover and "S" fairing from Boxer Cafe. Additional details include a redesigned subframe in the back, and an LED for both tail-light and turn-signal functionality embedded in the short leather seat.  There's also a Tommaselli throttle, Brooks leather grips, a digital Koso combination speedo and tach, and Posh mini switches. A black paint job with gold trim finishes the look