Thirteen BMW R80 Cafe Racer
Since the beginning of 2013, Alexandre Santos and Osvaldo Coutinho of it roCkS!bikes out of Portgual have been combining their engineering talents and motorcycle addictions to create modern versions of classic style cafe racers. As Santos told Return of the Cafe Racers, “we like them clean, simple, elegant and fast!” Their CS-08, or Thirteen as they like to call it, is the perfect example of the brand delivering on all those things. The BMW R80 delivered by the owner was torn down and overhauled before being fitted with a collection of aftermarket and custom parts that would make any enthusiast drool. Custom exhaust, R1100 RS swingarm and monoshock, Yamaha R1 forks, handmade aluminum single piece body, gorgeous paint, and the list just keeps going. Like many other custom racers, Thirteen is truly a work of art as much it is a perfect everyday machine.