MADNESS PHOTOGRAPHY

Madness Photography started as an official, serious company in 1998.
But the history of Madness Photography started long before. Onno “Berserk” Wieringa, founder and owner of Madness Photography, has been a self-taught photographer since he was a little kid and started to take pictures of something he loved since the day he was born: motorcycles!

His motorcycles
After he finished high school, he started working for various Harley-Davidson shops, where he learned to work on bikes. At the age of 17, he already owned two Triumph’s and when he was eighteen he had four Triumphs and a Suzuki GT 750. After getting his drivers license, when he was eighteen, the Triumphs all had to go and were replaced by a bike that he had wanted since the day he was born; a Harley-Davidson. This bike is still in his life; it’s an FXE-F 1200 Super Glide Fat Bob, which has been rebuild and modified endlessly and ridden for many miles. Going everywhere on the bike, there was one thing he always had in his pocket; his camera!
At the age of 23 he started drag racing, and he and his team named “Midnight Madness”, raced the bike on all the major races and drag strips all over Europe. He has competed in many classes; starting with the Street bikes, than Ultimate Street Bike, Super Stock, Pro-Stock, and then finally in the fastest gas burning class; Top Gas! Also again taking thousands of photo’s of everything interesting, at every racetrack! Being a racer for more than 18 years gave him insight in the world of fast bikes, and he’s still involved in the world of drag racing as a helper/mechanic and of course photographer / reporter.

Latest News in the Custom Bike World

Ness Forged Aluminum Front Wheels

Arlen Ness Enterprises
Ness Forged Aluminum Front Wheels

New this year from Dublin, California based Arlen Ness Enterprises, 
these forged aluminum front wheels are precision machined from 
radial forged 6061-T6 aluminum for 'maximum road durability'.



The Ness cartridge hub design features both wheel bearings pre-set in one hub 
for optimum radial and lateral runout accuracy; the lightweight 
'coped design' provides “form and function.”



ABS applications will ship with the correct bearing to make sure ABS function is maintained; no re-calibration will be required on linked brake models. Ness says that every rim pattern is structurally tested to meet or exceed DOT, JAS and TÜV international load ratings.
They accept hub mounted rotors (3.25” bolt circle - matching rotors are available) and come as black/natural or chrome process forged and black/natural or chrome 7-valve forged.



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EICMA 2018 News & Trends Electrifying! All interesting motorcycles seen at the Eicma, by Horst 'Motograper' Roesler.



EICMA 2018 News & Trends

Electrifying!
  

The electric "Gold Rush" is on: Harley-Davidson goes electric – so do a lot of other manufacturers and start-ups. But did anybody state where the charging power will come from?

By Horst 'Motographer' Roesler

EICMA 2018 is over. The news are on the table – and some of them sound impressive: 200+ km motorcycles with a proposed range of 200 km and more. Well, electric-powered, of course. Electric powered Design studies running wild all over the fairground and one of the worlds most iconic manufacturers introduces his first series production electric motorcycle – without revealing any of the essential technical infos. Conventional combustion engine powered surprises came from unexpected sources, as Royal Enfield landed a scoop by introducing a very stylish V-twin powered concept bike that got great attention at a very crowded launch ceremony. Very visible: The almost complete absence of the "custom" theme! Wich certainly does not signal that this segment has passed its zenith, but  that EICMA has decided to ignore a huge part of the market. Other Italian events seem to have made EICMA to drop the theme, opting to hype the rise of electric transportation. If that will continue, we will see in a very near future: When the price tags of some of these vehicles will be uncoverd…

For one of the most expected press conferences of this years EICMA, Harley did not make much fuss about its premiere: The "Live Wire" was standing uncovered on its display all day, long before the press conference was held under jammed conditions at 2.50 pm in the afternoon – and even then there was much more to see on the short promotion video clip than what was told about the upcoming "Live Wire", the prototypes/concept bikes already introduced four years ago. Harley's attitude to the public and upcoming new motorcycles has somewhat changed considerably: Obviously, somebody "up top" has decided that it might be better to evaluate the public opinion by launching concepts, ideas and even ridable pre-production motorcycles, rather than "surprize" with a finished product that have a potential to "backfire" on the brand by being ingnored by not only the home market but also by it's home market dealers: The V-Rod is an example for that and the development of the "Live Wire" with extensive test and promotion tours in 2015 was the first glimpse onto the "new era" which may lead to the needed new clients to enter Harley-land. However, the short paced press presentation by Marc McAllister, Vice President of Product Planning and Portfolio made it neccessary to listen carefully and read "between the lines".

While it was revealed that more and smaller e-bikes are "under devlopment" and a short film clip showed the recently presented "concept bikes" already
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