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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MAG - Motorsport Aftermarket Group TR/MAG in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection Filings; has new owners

Motorsport Aftermarket Group 

TR/MAG in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection Filings; has new owners
-    Motorsport Aftermarket Group implements debt recapitalization
-    Over $300 million of debt to be eliminated
-    Operations unaffected, customer services continue uninterrupted

The following is the full, unedited text of a press release received at the AMD office at 17:30 hrs EST Wednesday November 15, 2017

COPPELL, Texas, Nov. 15, 2017 
Motorsport Aftermarket Group (“Company” or “MAG”), a leading independent manufacturer and distributor of branded aftermarket products and online retailer for the powersports industry, today announced it is implementing a comprehensive, consensual recapitalization to eliminate approximately $300 million in debt through a debt for equity exchange supported by in excess of 90 percent of the principal amount of the Company’s prepetition first lien secured lenders, and its asset-backed lenders.
“Through this process, which we have been working very hard on with our key lenders to accomplish over the past month, we will de-lever our balance sheet allowing us to more effectively compete in today’s evolving powersports market. MAG’s businesses will continue to operate unaffected and the Company has sufficient liquidity to fund operations. Customer service and sales will continue, employees will receive wages and benefits as before, and vendors and suppliers will be paid in the ordinary course of business going forward,” said CEO Andrew Graves.

To implement the recapitalization, the Company and certain of its affiliates have filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the District of Delaware. The Company expects to move through the process quickly, and emerge in the first
quarter 2018 as a stronger, better capitalized and competitive company.

To support operations through this process, MAG has secured up to $135 million in debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing from certain of its current secured lenders. 
“The U.S. Powersports market has been in persistent decline for the past few years. In response, MAG has been working diligently to adjust to the changing landscape and has implemented many initiatives to parallel today’s market. Unfortunately, the Company’s long-term debt continues to be an impediment to success,” added Graves. “As such, we believe that by availing the Company to the chapter 11 process, MAG has chosen the most efficient and expeditious way to right-size our balance sheet for the long term so that we remain an industry leader for many years to come.  We and our key creditors are committed to what will hopefully be a short bankruptcy case.”
donderdag 16 november 2017/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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Yamaha MT-09 SP

Challenge the Darkness - Yamaha MT-09 SP

De verleiding van de 'Dark Side of Japan' wordt elke dag sterker. 
Onze exclusieve MT-09 SP is de nieuwste Hyper Naked 
van Yamaha's best verkopende serie. 

Zijn uitstekende specificatie en op de racesport gebaseerde kleuren 
maken hem tot de ultieme driecilinder MT.

De MT-09 SP is uitgerust met een volledig afstelbare Öhlins-schokdemper achter en tilt het gevoel van wendbaarheid van de Hyper Naked naar een hoger niveau. Tot zijn speciale uitrusting behoren afstelbare vorken, zwarte instrumenten met zwarte bedieningshendels, blauwe wielen en een blauw-gestikt zadel.

De afwerking met de op de MT-10 SP geïnspireerde Silver Blu Carbon kleurstelling maakt van deze sportieve naked bike de 'real deal'. MT-09 SP: Challenge the Darkness.

Op afstand afstelbare Öhlins-achterwielophanging
Exclusieve Silver Blu Carbon kleurstelling
Quick Shift Systeem (QSS) voor sneller opschakelen
Dynamische styling, agressieve twin LED koplampen
Sterke CP3 847 cc driecilinder crossplane-motor
Volledig afstelbare voorvorken
Assist en Slipper (A&S) koppeling voor nauwkeuriger insturen van bochten
Traction Control Systeem (TCS) en D-MODE
Op swingarm gemonteerde kentekenplaathouder
Lichtgewicht aluminium frame en swingarm
woensdag 15 november 2017/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
Categories: nieuws motoren