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

UK motorcycle industry warns trade tariffs on motorcycles will result in job losses in the UK

UK motorcycle industry warns trade tariffs on motorcycles will result in job losses in the UK

The UK’s Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) is strongly urging the UK Government to exclude motorcycles from the list of American products on which the EU will increase customs duties.

Failing to do so will have a detrimental effect on the industry, which employs an estimated 58,500 people across 5700 businesses in the UK and will inevitably result in job losses.
MCIA is backing the position of ACEM, the European body which represents 17 national motorcycle industry associations and 17 motorcycle manufacturers in the EU.

ACEM is concerned about EU plans to retaliate against the US, following the decision of the Trump administration to impose additional duties on imports of steel and aluminium products, including European ones.

ACEM has written to the European Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmström, and to the Vice-President of the European Commission, Jyrki Katainen, to express its concern about the escalation of this trade conflict. In its letter, the European motorcycle industry explained that by enacting retaliatory tariffs on American motorcycles, the EU may end up triggering American retaliatory measures against European-made motorcycles and scooters.

Tony Campbell, CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Associations says:
“Targeting high profile brands is headline grabbing but won’t have any real value in resolving this situation and will seriously harm an industry which is already under pressure.
“I am hopeful that common sense will prevail.”

ACEM President and CEO of KTM AG, Stefan Pierer said:
“Europe is one of the most important markets for American exporters of motorcycles, and about 30% of all European motorcycle exports go to the US. This trade dispute could be extremely damaging for both sides. Nobody wins with trade wars”.
zaterdag 24 maart 2018/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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IMG-Trading Nieuws: ACE schoenen van Stylmartin

ACE schoenen van Stylmartin:

De ACE is de Lace-up enkellaars van het voorjaar, gemaakt van volnerfs rundsleer met een handige ritssluiting. De handtekening van het Italiaanse merk Stylmartin is onmiskenbaar terug te vinden in de stijl. 

Met de ACE worden de nieuwe Classic rijders, Naked Bike en Café Racers aangesproken. Het model past perfect in de lijn van de modellen Rocket, Wave en Iron die vorig jaar reeds zijn geïntroduceerd. Top kwaliteit materialen, hoogwaardige afwerking en de trend setting stijl zijn de gemeenschappelijke eigenschappen van deze lijn.

De technische eigenschappen, onmisbaar voor de bescherming van de voeten van een motorrijder, zijn hier gemengd met een vedergewicht constructie die het mogelijk maakt om lichtvoetig met deze lederen laars de hele dag op pad te gaan, inclusief langere loopafstanden. 

De ACE is aan de binnenzijde eveneens met leder afgewerkt, er wordt een losse schakelversteviging/bescherming met een elastische band meegeleverd en is aan beide zijden voorzien van een enkelversteviging. De karakteristieke rubberen zool geeft de juiste steun wanneer nodig.

vrijdag 23 maart 2018/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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