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100 Biker No. 244

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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13 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

3 min.
editorial

As we reported in last month’s news, the long anticipated electric Harley-Davidson is due to go into production within months according to the factory (it’s not yet taking orders but seems confident of an autumn roll out). But will it be the saving or the sinking of Harley? On paper, the LiveWire looks like a potential winner. It is, after all, backed by a massive dealer network and vast advertising budget, not to mention a name which has well over a century of history. Pitched firmly at the premium electric motorcycle market, it should be a success. But, of course, this is the real world where things don’t always work quite as neatly. Last year, Harley released its ambitious ‘More Roads to Harley-Davidson’ plan with the aim of creating a growth…

1 min.
rocket power!

Although a working concept model has been put on display at Triumph’s Leicestershire factory, full details of the TFC Rocket will not be released until May. What we do know is that this is going to be quite an animal. When you have already built the world’s largest production motorcycle engine, what’s the obvious thing to do? Go bigger, of course! That’s what TFC will be doing with the Rocket, fitting it with an all-new 2.5 litre triple cylinder engine that will make an astonishing 2500cc. To match this massive powerplant, there will be an all-new frame and high-quality braking and suspension components. A limited edition of just 750 TFC Rocket IIIs will be built, which raises an interesting question. There will be some of you reading this and thinking to…

1 min.
100% free farmyard competition!

So, what’s involved? First off, there’s four weekend tickets for the Farmyard Party, MAG’s flagship event of the year at Duncombe Park in North Yorkshire, which will get you and three of your dearest friends through the gate. Did we mention not to bother with all that packing a tent and sleeping bags malarkey? Once in, you can make your way to your rather wonderful glamping tent which will be equipped for four people—Blue stayed in one last year and vouch for how comfortable and spacious they are—make yourself at home and then collect your four free official Farmyard t-shirts. Fancy a beer? Use one of your 48 free beer vouchers. Perhaps then you might fancy a bite to eat? No problem with one of the 16 free meal vouchers you’ve…

1 min.
hats off to the wlhr

West London Harley Riders Ian ‘Badger’ Lennie (seen here on left) was very pleased to present a cheque for £500 to Wycombe MAG Rep Chris Gayle at MAG’s very late Christmas party on 9th February 2019. The money was raised through the raffle of a Harley-Davidson Sportster, which we mentioned in our report on the club’s Burning Budgie rally in 100% #242. West London Harley Riders decided to split all profits between MAG, Headway North West London and the Teenage Cancer Trust; the last charity is in memory of Ulf Jenson, the former Secretary of the Federation of Harley-Davidson Clubs of Europe (FH-DCE), who died of cancer late in 2018. Rather than flowers at his funeral, he had asked for donations to a cancer charity for young people, so West…

2 min.
john haynes obe 1938–2019

We at 100% Biker were saddened to hear of the death of John Haynes after a short illness. John was the founder of Haynes Publishing and the Haynes International Motor Museum but he will be known to every one of you as the creator of the Haynes manual. Born in 1938 in Ceylon, he grew up riding around the tea plantation that his father managed in a Morris 8 saloon. When he moved to the UK at the age of 12, he persuaded his house master at school to allow him to skip rugby and instead spend his time converting an Austin 7 into a lightweight sporty Austin 7 ‘Special’. He then decided to produce a booklet showing other enthusiasts how he’d made it. The first print run of 250 copies…

1 min.
lightning strike

We could fill these pages with new electric motorcycle model launches, but this one is rather exciting. Lightning Motorcycles, the California-based electric superbike manufacturer, will launch the Strike, its first production electric motorcycle later this month. As we went to press, only one photo was available of the motor (although that does also reveal an Öhlins shock). However, the company did tell us: “Based on the architecture and innovation in the Lightning LS-218 Superbike, Strike’s motor is fully liquid-cooled and engineered for track-ready performance. As far as we’re aware, LS-218 is currently the only electric motorcycle in the world with the technology and ability run flat-out at qualifying racing speed, pull in for a pit stop to fast charge and continue racing – all without ever overheating. Strike shares these exclusive…