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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Bitubo enters custom shock market

Bitubo's custom shocks 
Bitubo enters custom shock market

Europe in general, and Italy in particular, have long been internationally regarded as a 'hot-bed' of motorcycle suspension design and engineering excellence.
The race pedigree of its suspension manufacturers needs little boosting, and the market leading suspension technologies that the demands of the track have had on the handling solutions developed there have been market defining.
One of the leading Italian manufacturers is Bitubo. Founded in 1963, the company's core expertise was vibration dampening of all kinds - from systems for oceanic platforms and naval engines, right through to the precise micro applications and sensitivities required for markets such as seismic dampers and even artificial limbs.




Bitubo's adjustable WME shock absorbers are available with or without chrome covers, and in a choice of spring color and finish, twin shocks are said to improve riding comfort and vehicle control thanks to their "internal hydraulic system and fitment-specific linear or progressive springs" 

In 1975 the company entered the motorcycle market with a now iconic design of a pair of shock absorbers connected by two compensating rubber tubes - hence 'BiTubo' ... geddit?
By the late 1970s the company was starting to win world championships, since then having racked-up literally dozens of Italian and international race successes.


In 1992 the company introduced a first patented product, steering dampers with a Nitrogen compensating coaxial chamber; a year later it introduced its "big piston" system, the world's first front fork with a separate chamber; then 1998 saw the launch of what was considered to be the revolutionary Mono 4 Regolazoni rear shock - a concept that Bitubo says is still a suspension technology benchmark.
Since then, Bitubo has patented an innovative 'FPS' hydraulic system for fork cartridges (said to be the first with hydraulic spring preload) and two years ago introduced what is said to have been the first semi-active electroereological system for suspension (ER) and its first adaptive suspension (DS) system.



Bitubo are offering replacement and upgrade shock absorbers for most of the best selling Harley-Davidson models, including Sportster, V-Rod, Tourer and Big Twin (Softail and Dyna) platforms 

These days, their range includes more than 400 models available for super bikes, touring bikes and scooters, and in November 2013 Managing Director Gianni Mardollo unveiled their entry into the Harley-Davidson aftermarket and cruiser twin rear shocks market. The range includes replacement and upgrade fitments for XL 883 and 1200 Sportsters, V-Rods, tourers, Softails and Dynas.

Available with or without
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Biltwell new thick n' chunky Gordo risers

Biltwell new thick n' chunky Gordo risers


Check out the new thick n' chunky Gordo risers. The through-bolt design makes 'em a logical choice on springers that accept a 1/2" bolt. 2", 4" and 6" sizes available in black or chrome.

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