Chicago-based motorcycle custom shop Federal Moto have customized an already good-looking 2014 Royal Enfield Continental GT into a leaner and modernized cafe racer. The custom work was done in collaboration with Royal Enfield North America.
To create a more leaner cafe racer, Federal Moto completely stripped down the GT, removed the subframe, the twin shocks, gas tank and side covers along with electrical tray and battery. A Triumph Speed Triple monoshock holds the new sub frame together with the old swingarm. A new saddle, upholstered in full-grain leather, also houses LED taillight.
The paint scheme pays homage to one of the oldest and longest running passenger train in India, the Grand Trunk Express.
The big fuel tank has been replaced by a 1970’s Honda CB360 fuel tank. The exterior of the engine is refinished in satin black with hand brushed aluminum covers.
A performance carb conversion kit from Indimotard’s Greasehouse Customs in Bangalore replaces the electronic fuel injection (EFI) system.
Photography: Daniel Peter and Don Hudson III