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

Arnott Air Suspention by Rick‘s

Arnott Air Suspention by Rick‘s
New at Rick‘s Motorcycles: Arnott Air Suspention Systems for Touring, Dyna, V-Rod and Sportster!

One of the leading Air suspention manufacturers in the automotive industry, Arnott Air Suspention is now offering a great variety of Air Suspention shocks for most Harley-Davidson model lines. Having road tested the systems for some time, Rick‘s Motorcycles – with achieved status of Distributor for Europe – is now offering the full range of Harley-Davidson related Arnott Air Suspention Systems for the European market! TÜV-approved, as was to be expected from Rick‘s Motorcycles.

This includes the big „Touring Ships“ – all Bagger customisations included – Dyna models, all V-Rod models and the Sportster models since 1979! Not to forget all Custom-modifications, for which the system offers a great base. Comforable ride, multiple positions and great reliabitily, backed by a 5-year warranty are a sign of superiour quality. Rick underlines also the great high-speed abilities, tested by Rick‘s Team on the German Autobahn when TÜV-approving the systems.
The systems come in different surface finish and as kits, which can be mounted quickly by the experienced Rick‘s Team at the House of Custom Baden-Baden, which has already used the system on numerous Rick‘s custombikes!
Existing Arnott Air Suspention users who like to have their systems TÜV approved for homologation in Germany can contact Rick‘s Motorcycles too.

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Arnott Air Suspention von Rick‘s
Neu bei Rick‘s Motorcycles: Arnott Air Suspention Systems für Harley-Davidson Touring, Dyna, V-Rod und Sportster Modelle! 

Ein der größten Hersteller für luftunterstützete Federungssysteme der Automobilindustrie ist jetzt auf dem Motorradmarkt tätig: Arnott Air Suspention bietet eine Vielzahl von luftunterstützenen „Air Suspention“ Stoßdämpfern mit bordeigenem Kompressor für die meisten Harley-Davidson Baureihen. Rick‘s Motorcycles – jetzt mit dem Status eines Europa-
vrijdag 28 februari 2014/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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Wunderkind Custom Parts - New brand of German made custom parts

Wunderkind Custom Parts 

A new brand of German made custom parts designed 
and produced by sport and street bike specialist ABM

The German motorcycle market has always had a strong "cross-over" habit. Independent custom shops there have always had a "tribal" allegiance to their air-cooled v-twin mission, but the definition of that mission isn't as blinkered in Germany as it has been, historically, in some markets.

Making any bike look better, handle better, or go faster is 'righteous', regardless of the platform.
That's not to say that the custom shops there (and elsewhere in Europe) don't focus and spend most of their time on Harleys and air-cooled custom bikes, they do, but as has been seen by the evolution of customizing in Europe, ever since cross-over from 
the streetfighter scene radically accelerated development in the 1990s, dealers there are quite happy to take inspiration from other markets and other motorcycling traditions.

It is no surprise therefore to find that the reverse has recently started to happen in the vendor community. With the sport and street bike markets coming under unprecedented pressure in recent years, many mainstream parts and accessory designers are now looking to leverage their reputations for race-bred track-grade sports bike parts manufacturing in the air-cooled custom parts market.

 One such is ABM in Germany. When it comes to top-end precision machining, weight saving materials applications and ergonomic design credentials. Founded in 1985, ABM have been sitting at Europe's sport and street bike parts and accessory manufacturing table ever since. Last year he unveiled'WUNDERKIND' ("Miracle Child"), a line of custom parts and accessories developed with Martin Tischer, and based on ABM’s sport bike experience, and seen here on the project Dyna Streetbob that the company took on the European expo circuit last year.

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