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.

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Adjustable Backlighting Offers More Than 600 Custom Color Combinations

MILWAUKEE (September, 2013) The new Combination Digital Speedometer/Analog Tachometer (P/N 70900100B , $314.95) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories replaces the Original Equipment speedometer and adds a convenient tachometer to 2014 Sportster® models. 

This instrument has a spun aluminum dial, mounts in the stock location and is a direct plug-in installation. The backlit gauges include a sweeping tachometer needle, an easy-to-read digital speedometer, and a LCD (liquid crystal display) information screen that scrolls to display odometer/tripmeter data, miles-to-empty readings, an easy-to-read segmented fuel display, a gear position indicator and a clock. The push-button adjustable backlighting offers more than 600 color tone options, allowing the rider to adjust pointer, LCD and backlighting colors to match any paint scheme or viewing preference. The digital speedometer can be toggled between MPH and km/h to simplify cross-border travel. Mileage reinstatement resides in the motorcycle ECM so initial mileage will be uploaded at the time of installation. This instrument fits all 2014 Harley-Davidson Sportster models, 2012-later Street Bob® and Wide Glide® models, and 2011-later Softail® Rocker™ C, Blackline® and Breakout® models with a four-inch speedometer.

Harley-Davidson Motor Company produces heavyweight custom, cruiser and touring motorcycles and offers a complete line of Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, accessories, riding gear and apparel, and general merchandise. For more information, visit Harley-Davidson's Web site at

zaterdag 28 september 2013/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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Biltwell Gringo helmets at Motorcycle Storehouse

Biltwell Gringo helmets

Now, you can call these classic, vintage or whatever you like but these Gringo’s are basically the full face helmets we all used to wear in the 70’s when topping-out our bikes at speeds previously unknown to men! Yeah, the older you get, the better you were. 

All you need is a more or less classic bike and before you finished strapping that helmet to your chin the instantaneous built-in time warp will have brought you back to the 70's. For a modern day EC approval a helmet needs to be large to contain the required shock absorbing material between the helmet shell and the riders head. 

These are true classics and therefore impossible to make with an EC approval, unless you have a head the size of an orange. The Biltwell Gringo, however, does in fact still meet the American safety standards of DOT approval, which means it is approved in the USA for use on 'public roads & highways'. Available in XS to XXL sizes, all in Gloss Vintage White, Gloss Black, Flat Black, Flat Titanium or Gloss Hazard Orange. 

Contact your Motorcycle Storehouse dealer 
for more information on the infamous Biltwell Gringo Helmet.

vrijdag 27 september 2013/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
Categories: nieuws motoren