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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Kustom Tech Inverted Brake & Clutch lever assemblies

Kustom Tech 
Inverted Brake & Clutch lever assemblies
now at Motorcycle Storehouse

Inverted controls have the pivot point on the outside on the handlebar, a system that used to be stock on some early bikes and the looks are very retro indeed, especially in the offered metal combinations of satin chrome, chrome and raw, satin or polished brass. If just inverted looks don't 

make it happen for you, the internal control cables may. Kustom Tech fabricates their inverted controls as full mechanical, no hydraulics can be used in the bar, but the set-up is as clean as you could imagine. 

Nothing on the bars except the levers and throttle. Note that internal throttle control is not compatible with a right side inverted brake assembly, for obvious reasons, but a front brake set-up could be done linking it to the rear brake similar to a car or some motorcycles even. Kustom-Tech even tough of offering some matching handlebar grip sets. 

In short: build options are overwhelming and looks absolutely staggering. 

dinsdag 20 mei 2014/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
Categories: nieuws motoren

Harleydag Apeldoorn op omheind Marktplein

De tiende editie van Harleydag Apeldoorn 
vindt plaats achter een omheind Marktplein. 
Burgemeester John Berends wil extra veiligheidsmaatregelen 
om zogeheten 'outlaw-motorclubs' te weren.

Bezoekers van het evenement op tweede pinksterdag kunnen het plein via zes verschillende ingangen bereiken. Daar wordt streng gecontroleerd. Outlaw-motorclubs, herkenbaar aan hun colors, worden geweerd van het plein. Leienplein en de Nieuwstraat horen - anders dan vorige jaren - niet tot het evenemententerrein. 

Hoewel enkele jaren geleden Breda en Arnhem geen vergunning meer gaven, en recent ook Valkenswaard de vergunning voor een Harleydag introk, wil Berends 'niet wijken voor een aantal mensen dat voor de grote meerderheid gaat bepalen wat er in mijn stad gebeurt'. "Het is een feest voor heel motorrijdend Nederland." 

Het Marktplein wordt niet alleen ingericht voor de stalling van de Harleys. Het is ook de enige plek waar de bands optreden. Verder vinden hier de Best-Bikeverkiezingen plaats en staan er ook de klassieke Europese motorfietsen opgesteld. Vanaf half een tot half acht 's avonds spelen naast The New Adventures en de Amazing Stroopwafels, de John Holmes Band en Shake the Snake. Er worden 15.000 bezoekers, met en zonder motor, verwacht.

(Bron: De Stentor)
maandag 19 mei 2014/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
Categories: nieuws motoren