it roCkS! CB750 Gravedigger
By Anthony van Someren - 06 Mar 13
Osvaldo Coutinho and Alexandre Santos are the guys behind it roCkS!bikes, based in Oporto in Portugal. They are both engineers and self-confessed motorcycle addicts. This CB750 is a little different from the usual CeeBee customs out there as it's based on a 1992 bike, rather than the usual 1970s donors that feature on most of our pages. Although more modern machines have more power, better chassis parts and are likely to be more reliable, they have a lot more ugliness to hide and take a lot more work to turn into something desirable, and something that captures the spirit of the seventies that most of us aspire to. it roCkS! - made to sell - but for now the guys want to get a chance to ride it themselves - which is pretty understandable. We'll post up on our Facebook pages when she's available to own. The donor for "Gravedigger" was a lucky find, sitting in a local dealer in excellent condition. Osvaldo & Alexandre's goal was to try an elevate the cafe racer scene to the next level with a modern machine; something provocative and without any previous influences. The bike was completely disassembled and everything heavy was dumped or replaced to minimise weight. The rear end section of the frame was cut and shortened. The rear shocks and forks were lowered and stiffened for better handling. Imagem Marca's Rui Bandeira for the photos.