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100 Biker 238

100% Biker is the leading grass-roots custom bike magazine in the UK. It is the Bible for all things custom bike in Britain, covering the best from the custom bike and biker event world. It features traditional choppers and bobbers, streetfighters, rats, cafe racers, cruisers and custom bikes that don't easily fall into any definable category.

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Jazz Publishing
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13 Issues

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editorial

Once in a while when I come to pen the Editorial, I find that nothing has annoyed me, vexed me or moved me enough to share with you. I’m blaming all those weeks of sunshine we’ve had this year. So, this month, I cheated and turned to our friends at WMB Pride, purveyors of fine cleaning motorcycle products, and said “Entertain us”. Thanks to Director, Paul Lusty, that’s just what they did, with a selection of odd motorcycle laws around the world. So I shall hand you over to Paul and nip off for a cup of tea now… Italy In a number of places, including Rome and Florence, you’ll need a permit to ride in what are known as ‘Limited Traffic Zones’ (Zone Traffico Limitato/ZTL), implemented to reduce the level of…

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from hera to modernity

However, it has now announced a second model, which, in keeping with the Hellenic god theme, is called Hera. (We’ll overlook the fact that Hera was actually a goddess, not a god.) The Hera is designed to be the flagship model of the company, as CEO Matt Chambers explains: “With Hera, we set out to create the world’s most luxurious motorcycle. Featuring the world’s first V8 battery architecture, an ultra-powerful, yet refined, E-Twin motor, and a 66-inch wheelbase, Hera will occupy a class all her own.” According to Curtiss Design Director, Jordan Cornille, Hera is inspired by the land speed record-setting 1907 V8 motorcycle of Glenn Curtiss, the man from whom the company takes its name. On 23rd January 1907, Curtiss piloted that machine to 136.3mph on Ormond Beach, Florida, travelling…

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monkeying around

The first model was officially called the Z100 and, with its distinctive chrome tank, folding handlebars and tiny little wheels, it was first exported to America and Europe. It wasn’t called the Z100 for long—soon people dubbed the model a ‘monkey bike’ because of how the rider looked when aboard it. In 1970, the addition of easily detachable forks meant that it could fit in the trunk of a small car, adding to its popularity. Then, eight years later, the bike was restyled with a teardrop fuel tank and won a new audience—RV drivers who wanted a convenient means of transport when they’d parked up their house on wheels. The 3-speed gearbox and centrifugal clutch meant it was incredibly simple to operate and ride and, more over, it was fun.…

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a beer for george

Each year Castle Rock brews four beers to honour the sons and daughters of the city and county of Nottinghamshire and the latest celebrates George Brough, who was born in Mandalay Street, Basford, a suburb of Nottingham, in 1890. Thirty one years later he would create the world’s first superbike and launch the legend that became Brough Superior. Described as a ‘refreshingly bitter English IPA’, the English Session IPA is dry hopped with UK-grown Cascade and Ernest hops, and was launched at the company’s Vat and Fiddle pub to mark the Diamond Jubilee of the Brough Superior’s Owners Club. Seven Brough motorcycles and a very rare Brough car turned out for the occasion. Unfortunately, the George Brough beer will only be available in Castle Rock pubs until the end of the…

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world wheelie champ

Last month saw the annual Straightliners Motorcycle Wheel World Championship at Elvington Airfield in North Yorkshire. Thirty five competitors from the UK, Finland, France, Holland, the USA and Ireland came together to see who could complete a full kilometre on the back wheel the fastest. Success depends upon the rider’s skills to control the speed and balance of the motorcycle, often at speeds of over 200mph. This year’s winner was Cecil ‘Bubba’ Myers, father of four and mechanic, from Minnesota in the USA who broke the world speed 1000cc wheelie record for the kilometre at a speed of 206.6mph. He was riding Holeshot Racing’s turbo Kawasaki ZX10R, a bike he’d never ridden before, making it an even more remarkable feat.…

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not4four

Arno Overweel of Rno Cycles is one of our favourite European custom builders. Now for those of you not in a position to have him build you a motorcycle, you can still own a little of the Overweel magic because Arno, along with his designer brother, Jeroen, has started a clothing brand. Arno told us; “It’s called Not4four, a statement every love of two wheels can identify with. Whether you like custom rides, flat track or racing the tarmac, whether you’re a proud builder or a grease monkey, you know what not4four is all about.” The Not4four range is set to expand, but currently features a number of t-shirt designs while a cap will be available soon. For more details and to check on new products and designs, visit www.Not4four.com.…

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