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


De terugkeer van de iconische Low Rider®; de SuperLow® 1200T om mee te toeren  
en de rebelse Street Bob Special Edition®

Rijswijk, Nederland (07 maart 2014) – Harley-Davidson doet het weer. Net klaar met de presentatie van de nieuwe H-D Street™ 750 en de lancering van Project RUSHMORE, presenteert Amerika’s leidende motorfietsbouwer vandaag drie nieuwe motorfietsen. Met deze nieuwe modellen wordt de line-up van bikes uitgebreid en komen er meer modellen voor uiteenlopende soorten rijders op de showroomvloer van Harley-Davidson dealers te staan. 

Met de presentatie van de retro-coole Low Rider, de ranke SuperLow 1200T en de ruige Street Bob Special Edition is de grootste introductie van nieuwe modellen in de 110-jarige geschiedenis van Harley-Davidson compleet. En dit alles in het kader van Harley’s versnelde, klantgedreven productontwikkelingsproces. 

“Het is een waanzinnig jaar geweest”, zegt Rob Lindley, Vice-President en Managing Director van Harley-Davidson EMEA. “Eerst Project RUSHMORE, toen de Harley-Davidson Street, en nu de nieuwe Street Bob Special Edition, SuperLow 1200T en Low Rider. Allemaal zijn ze het resultaat van rijden met onze klanten en leveren waar zij om vragen. En dat alles met de technische vooruitstrevendheid en de rebelse spirit die we in iedere nieuwe Harley steken.”

Dyna Low Rider
In 1977 creëerde Harley-Davidson een custom motorfiets waar je hard mee moest rijden, die je vies weg mocht zetten en waarmee je luid en duidelijk je eigen territorium afbakende. Het werd een icoon, de Low Rider.  

Vandaag is die ruige spirit terug, maar met een schepje er bovenop. De legendarische naam Low Rider hebben we gegeven aan een compleet nieuwe cruiser die old-school klasse combineert met opwindende, hedendaagse performance. Gepolijst koplampglas en wrinkleblack afwerking zijn geijkte stijlelementen van de originele Low Rider. Het brute vermogen van de Twin Cam 103 krachtbron komt los op de geruststellende harde klappen uit de gedraaide uitlaatpijpen die uitkomen in een 2-in-1 demper. De vering is ingesteld op dagelijks gebruik en strakke handling, terwijl de dubbele rempartij zorgt voor uitstekend remvermogen. De nieuwe, instelbare zadel- en stuurverhogers zorgen voor een nog betere zit voor nog meer rijders. De ruime keuze aan Genuine Motor Accessoires biedt eindeloze mogelijkheden voor zelfexpressie, zodat iedere rijder zijn eigen look kan k
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MILWAUKEE, WI. (March 6, 2014) – The new Harley-Davidson® SuperLow® 1200T motorcycle opens the door to freedom. A Sportster® model equipped with essential touring features, the SuperLow 1200T model is created specifically to get more riders on the long-haul route to adventure aboard a with the signature style, comfort and prestige of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The SuperLow 1200T is available now as a mid-year 2014 model introduction.
In creating the SuperLow 1200T, Harley-Davidson has for the first time combined its nimble SuperLow chassis with the performance of an Evolution® 1200 V-Twin engine. A new suspension and tire package is ready to go the distance with luggage and a passenger on board. Its ergonomics are calibrated to offer riders from 5’ 1” to 5’ 7” in height an easy reach to the ground, handlebar and foot controls. The SuperLow 1200T weighs 118 pounds less than the lightest Harley-Davidson Big Twin touring motorcycle.

“The SuperLow 1200T is a new motorcycle driven by the voice of our customers, and by customer action,” said Jennifer Gersch, Harley-Davidson Product Planning Manager. “Many riders seeking an entry point to the touring experience have been putting together a bike like this on their own. We’ve added ergonomic adjustments and a selection of touring accessories to a motorcycle platform that is already popular with our customers. They can tour on a great-looking motorcycle that offers performance and inspires confidence, while experiencing those life-defining moments that can only be encountered on the open road.”

Touring features of the SuperLow 1200T include locking saddlebags and a detachable windshield. The saddlebag mounting hardware incorporates quick-detachable docking points to make it possible to easily add an accessory rack or backrest. The rear shock absorbers offer easy pre-load adjustment to accommodate the weight of luggage and a passenger on the two-up Reduced Reach® touring seat. Mini footboards provide added comfort for the rider and passenger, and the rider foot position is three inches forward from the SuperLow® 883 model to make it easier to place feet flat on the ground and to reach the side stand.

The SuperLow 1200T owner rides on a motorcycle that’s pure, premium Harley-Davidson with black and silver split five-spoke cast aluminum wheels, a special cloisonné tank medallion and plenty of brilliant chrome. Both solid and two-tone paint schemes are available.
The SuperLow 1200T features the same easy-handling chassis dynamics originally developed for the SuperLow 883. Fork angle, wheel sizes and radial tires were engineered as a package to reduce steering effort and provide responsive handling. Available as factory-installed options, the Anti-lock Braking System and H-D® Smart Security System with a proximity-based security fob and keyless ignition offer additional confidence-inspiring control.

Premium performance brakes feature a 300mm
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