MADNESS PHOTOGRAPHY

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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Motor Company reports increased sales worldwide

Motor Company reports increased sales worldwide

Harley-Davidson has released its end of years figures and is reporting that earnings and new motorcycle sales have continued to grow in the fourth quarter of 2013 and for the full year, compared to the year-ago periods.


For the fourth-quarter, diluted earnings per share increased 9.7 percent to $0.34, primarily on strong operating results in the Motorcycles segment, including higher revenue and lower operating expense, compared to the year-ago period. Fourth-quarter net income was $75.4 million on consolidated revenue of $1.19 billion, compared to net income of $70.6 million on consolidated revenue of $1.17 billion in the year-ago period.



It is not only revenue that has increased for the Motor Company as it is also reporting that worldwide retail sales of new Harley-Davidson motorcycles grew 5.7 percent in the quarter and 4.4 percent for the full year, compared to the year-ago periods.
For the full year 2013, Harley-Davidson net income was $734.0 million on consolidated revenue of $5.90 billion, compared to full-year 2012 net income of $623.9 million on consolidated revenue of $5.58 billion. Full-year 2013 diluted earnings per share were $3.28, up 20.6 percent from EPS of $2.72 in 2012.

"Without question 2013 was an outstanding year for Harley-Davidson. We unveiled game-changing motorcycles like Project Rushmore and Street, launched surge manufacturing, celebrated our 110th anniversary with customers around the globe and delivered continued financial growth," said Keith Wandell, Chairman, President and CEO of Harley-Davidson.
"Harley-Davidson has been relentless at driving improvements throughout the organization that enable us to design, build and deliver motorcycles with unprecedented speed, efficiency, safety and quality. Together with our dealers, we continue to broaden our customer base and inspire riders to experience our brand. In 2013, retail sales of new Harley-Davidson motorcycles to outreach customers in the US grew at more than twice the rate of sales growth to core customers, and we continued to expand the reach of our brand in international markets.

"None of these results would be possible without the great efforts of our employees, dealers and suppliers, working as one team and moving in one direction to fulfill customers' dreams," said Wandell. "Moving forward, we believe we are well positioned to leverage our momentum, expand our reach among new and existing customers, and further strengthen Harley-Davidson's position as one of the world's leading brands."

Dealers worldwide sold 45,875 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to 43,405 motorcycles in the year-ago quarter. In the US, dealers sold 27,387 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles in the quarter, up 6.3 percent compared to sales of 25,753 motorcycles in the year-ago period.

In international markets, dealers sold 18,488 new Harley-Davidson motorcycles during the quarter, up 4.7 percent compared to 17,652 motorcycles in the year-ago period, with unit sales up 6.1 percent in the Asia Pacific region, 5.5 percent in the EMEA region and 13.3 percent in Canada, and down 2.8 percen
donderdag 30 januari 2014/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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2014 edition of the MOTOR BIKE EXPO SHOW in Verona, Italy,

Motor Bike Expo Verona Fiere 2014.


The 2014 edition of the MOTOR BIKE EXPO SHOW in Verona, Italy, was the best and biggest ever. In the various bike shows the level of quality, design and craftmanship was extremely high, bikes from Italy and all over Europe competed in the CCE International Bike Show Series Italian Championship and LowRide shows, magazines awarded their favourite Bikes and all together over 400 bikes competed for may prizes during the three days of the Motor Bike Expo in Verona 2014.
Overwhelming. That’s the feeling you get the minute you arrive at the Verona Fiere, where many halls full of Bikes and everything that has something to do with motocycles, await you. The main four halls are custom Bikes only. And not just custom Bikes, but at the Verona Motor Bike Expo there are famous Italian bike builders present like Abnormal Cycles, Artrix, ASSO Bikes, Garage 65, BCC / Boccin, PDF Motociclette (Punto Di Fuga), Headbangers, Vallese Garage, and Inglorious Bastards, to name a few.


Abnormeal Cycles, Italy


woensdag 29 januari 2014/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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