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Cars & Motorcycles
100 Biker

100 Biker No. 245

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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1 min.
100% biker

GENERAL ENQUIRIES Jazz Publishing, The Old School, Higher Kinnerton, Chester, CH4 9AJ, UK ☎ 01244 881888 eMail: editor@100-biker.com web: www.100-biker.com or www.jazzpublishing.co.uk EDITOR Blue (THE EASTER WITCH – Sweden) Miller editor@100-biker.com GRAPHIC DESIGN David (THE EASTER BILBY - Australia) Gamble davidgamble@mac.com PRODUCTION Justine (BURNING OF THE JUDAS – South America) Blackburn production@100-biker.co.uk CREDIT CONTROL Emma (EXPLOSION OF THE CART - Italy) McCrindle 01244 886009 | emma@jazzpublishing.co.uk ADMIN Jan (SUNRISE SERVICE – America) Schofield 01244 886019 | jan@jazzpublishing.co.uk ADVERTISING ENQUIRIES Dee (DUCKING MONDAY - Hungary) Lewis 01244 886028 | advertising@100-biker.co.uk SUBSCRIPTIONS & BACK ISSUES (POT THROWING – Corfu) 01244 881888 | magazines@jazzpublishing.co.uk MANAGING DIRECTOR Stuart (DEATH DANCE – Spain) Mears stuart@jazzpublishing.co.uk CONTRIBUTORS: Del Hickey, Jack Russell, Floris Velthuis, Inigo Abril, Fred Fortune, Debbs Henderson, Odgie, Mark Hannaby, Horst Rosler, Tim Griffiths, Jim Graves. DISTRIBUTION MANAGER Susan (FLYING KITES – Bermuda) Saunders ☎ 0207 429 4073 susan.saunders@seymour.co.uk THIS MONTH’S THEME: EASTER TRADITIONS AROUNDTHE WORLD…

3 min.

The list of people I regard as heroes is very short. I do, however, have a longer list comprised of certain people for whom I have a great deal of time. Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to either work with or call some of those friends (and, in fortunate cases, to have them fall into both categories). One of those people is Odgie. We’ve known each other for over twenty-five years and during that time I’ve worked for him, back when I started at AWoL and, I suppose he now technically works for me in the role of freelance contributor. The articles that you will read almost each month cover feature bikes – he has an ability to sniff out a quirky and joyful classic motorcycle like Martin’s BSA…

3 min.
only fuells and horses

The VanguardSpark name appears to have given way to the more snappy nomenclature of Fuell, while Buell and Vasseur are working with Francois-Xavier Terny, entrepreneur and CEO of Vanguard Moto, a New York-based company which launched the rather cool Vanguard Roadster electric bike in 2016 with great fanfare (although the Roadster was due to go into low volume production in 2018, we can find no indication that any bikes have actually been built and the single prototype was recently up for sale for $120,000). Vasseur has proven experience in electric vehicles and Buell’s reputation in motorcycle design is well-known. Now the first models from that collaboration have been announced. The first is an electric bicycle called the Fluid, but we, of course, are much more interested in the Flow, the first…

1 min.
100% free farmyard competition!

And if you do win it, you will find yourself with four weekend tickets for the Farmyard Party, MAG’s flagship event of the year at Duncombe Park in North Yorkshire (and probably three brand-new best friends forever). Once there, you can set yourselves up in one of the remarkably comfy (© Blue) glamping tents, before getting down to business with your 48 free beer tokens and 16 meal vouchers. And when you get home, you’ll have the country’s finest and most passionate custom motorcycle magazine to read courtesy of a year’s subscription to 100% Biker. To enter, see ‘Yorkshire MAG Events and Rallies’ on Facebook or ring 0800 988 3199. Don’t forget, the competition closes on 30th April and a winner will be chosen at random on 1st May 2019. Get…

2 min.
a helmet for the common people

No sooner does one smart helmet (and no, we’re not going to mention the Skully again!) come along, then it’s followed by a slew of similarly clever protective hats. The latest is the Jarvish which, being of a certain generation, we thought must be a tribute to Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker. However, younger folk have suggested the name might be derived from Iron Man’s assistant. Whichever it might be, it appears to have had an ‘H’ (for ‘helmet’ or maybe ‘horrendously trick’) added to the end. Regardless of the name, the makers are claiming it to be ‘simply the smartest motorcycle helmet ever made’ and they’ve already raised £325,000 through a crowdfunding campaign. (That’s over eight times the original goal.) The helmet has a heads-up display to show speed, weather, compass and…

1 min.
dirt diggers ii – the sequel

We’ve just had the latest update through from the hard-working Dirt Diggers gang, along with this year’s ever-so-colourful flyer. DDII promises to be bigger and better than last year, with extra classes to cover everything from choppers and bobbers to scooters and race reps. If you’ve got anything with two wheels and an engine, be it a GoldWing or a dirt bike or a street tracker or a Honda Melody, you’ll be very welcome to come and razz round like a maniac. If you’re of a competitive bent the racing may well be a little fast and furious up front, but most people don’t really take it that seriously, it’s just a chance to meet up with a bunch of like-minded ne’er-do-wells and fly round a dirt track laughing at the…