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

Fred Kodlin turbo charged 300m hp Speed Bagger named KR 300

Wednesday, September 6th 2017 - Kodlin Custombike Premiere, Casino Velden,
Velden Lake Woerthersee/Austria

Power for the Milwaukee Eight: Kodlin Kodlin Racing KR 300 premieres in Velden!

For the 20th anniversary of European Bike Week around Lake Faak/Austria, Master Customizer Fred Kodlin unveiled his latest rdical custombike-creation: 6 pm, September 6th 2017 at the Casino Velden, Fred Kodlin rolled out a turbo charged 300m hp Speed Bagger named KR 300

No, the colour is not a analogy to Kork Ballingtons legendary Kawasaki KR 500, which raced in the Grand Prix motorcycle circuit in the eighties – but the horsepower output is even higher and the the colour is certainly catching the eye, especially since the owner originally wanted a decent grey colour.

"On the agreement that we can choose the paintjob, we did the built of the bike in almost a record time – and I was glad the owner liked his new motorcycle", stated Fred Kodlin after he rolled the bike into the waiting crowd at Velden Casino in Velden/Austria. All handcrafted rolling chassis, similar to the "F-32", but with even slimmer lines, 30 Incher at the front – "and basically the first radical "Milwaukee Eight" motor in radical custom frame", says Fred. One year after the introduction of the new engine.

donderdag 7 september 2017/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Bob 2018 – First Impression

Harley-Davidson Softail Fat Bob 2018 – First Impression

I just rode the first miles on a brand new Harley-Davidson 2018 Softail Fat Bob.

Here in Faak, during European Bike Week in Austria. Twisty roads through the mountains, that’s the right place to test ride a bike, and the Fat Bob feels very good while doing so and is looking good at the same time. Purists may not like the hexagon head light, exhaust system and the rear fender, which seems to have XR racing gens. Well, I loved the extreme styling of this bike the moment I laid my eyes on it!

What I don’t like, is the way they mounted the license plate, it looks like shit. For the rest? I just love this bike. It looks agressive, mean, racey, and cool, just f*ckin’ cool. Chopped fenders, lean gas tank, the Fat Bob looks likes she’s ready to rock ’n roll on the streets!

donderdag 7 september 2017/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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