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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Kuryakyn John Shope – ‘‘Vantage’’ Signature Series

John Shope – ‘‘Vantage’’ Signature Series

Kuryakyn and long-time collaborator John Shope of Dirty Bird Concepts fame have introduced a second Signature Series collection for Indian Motorcycle models.

Produced exclusively by Kuryakyn, the ‘Vantage’ Signature Series by John Shope “showcases the distinct vision and style that made Dirty Bird Concepts a household name among the world’s top custom bike builders.

“Following the development of the Sprint Signature Series for midsize Scouts, Kuryakyn designers and Shope shifted focus towards Indian’s heavyweight platforms. The new ‘Vantage’ Signature Series reflects Shope’s trademark precision-sculpted lines and smooth, flowing contours. All components come ready to bolt on and ride, out of the box, with durable cast aluminum or high-impact injection-molded ABS construction. Finish options include chrome or black.

The ‘Vantage’ air cleaner cover is “built to perform with its high-flow design and included washable and reusable Kuryakyn-designed K&N filter element. The modular aluminum cover incorporates a satin black base and contrasting chrome or gloss black outer trim. Openings around the perimeter of the cover provide additional airflow while black stainless steel screen inserts block debris and add aggressive styling; chrome or gloss black for ‘14-’19 Indian models (except Scout).

Said to be following “similar styling cues, the ‘Vantage’ horn cover’s smooth, sculpted two-piece design provides contrast and dimensional depth. Available in gloss black as a direct replacement on all ‘14-’17 Chief, Chieftain, Roadmaster and Springfield models; ‘18-later models require Kuryakyn’s separately available horn cover adapter.
The ‘Vantage’ dash console replaces the shorter factory console and vinyl trim for seamless coverage down the center of the tank. The clean design “enhances the tank’s shape and incorporates ‘knockout’ covers for models with console-mounted ignition buttons, as well as power saddlebag locks and heated grip switches. Cast from A380 aluminum and offered in chrome or satin black for ‘14-’19 Chieftains and Roadmasters (except ‘18 Roadmaster Elite).

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Baker Klassic Kicker Gears

Baker Drivetrain
Baker Klassic Kicker Gears

Baker Drivetrain started to manufacture its own design 6-into-4 transmissions with kickers over five years ago. “At the time, we could only purchase some Taiwanese kicker gears in volume,” says Bert ‘Gear Head’ Baker, “because nobody made them in the USA anymore.

“So, we stepped up. We now tooled up and now make our own, right here at our own facility in Michigan; they come as standard on all our 4-speeds, 6-into-4's, and kicker kits.
“You can spot the difference easily. Take a pair of imported gears and roll the teeth together - they roll like a mismatched pair of gears and are dangerous to have inside your tranny. Our Klassic Kicker Gears roll smooth as glass - they’re not cheap, but they are way more reliable and last a lot, lot longer without the potential for gear failure damage that is inherent with inferior product.”

They are available for ‘36-‘86 H-D Big Twin kicker equipped models, will work with the 14-tooth H-D starter gear and with our 4-speed and 6N4 kicker equipped transmissions.
The kit includes a 16-tooth starter gear, 24-tooth starter crank (and lock washer), clutch and clutch key and side cover gasket.


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