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



Inspired by racers, riders and those that demand more of their bikes than weekend coffee runs, the USA built 970 Series shocks combine a high pressure gas monotube design 
with deflective disc damping routed through two unique circuits 
and adjustable for compression damping via an easily accessible knob. 

The shock body and piggyback are internally coated to reduce friction. Features forged aluminum body, progressive rate springs with preload adjusters and hard chrome main shafts. Available in black with magnesium-look or black upper and lower eyes. 

Available for most Dyna, Sportster and XR 1200 models at your Zodiac dealer. More information can be found on the Zodiac On-Line catalog at
Suggested retail price for these fine quality shocks starts at 1174.00 euro's. 

Part Number Information
Stock length shocks on Sportster models is 11 1/2" (292mm), 12 1/2" (318mm) or 13 1/2" (343mm), XR 1200 models stock length shocks is 13.88" (353mm) eye to eye. Stock length on Dyna models is 12" (305mm) or 12 1/2" (318mm) eye to eye.

Black springs, black body and black reservoir with racers look magnesium-like upper and lower eyes
744817 12" (305mm) eye to eye
744843 12 1/2" (318mm) eye to eye
744818 13" (330mm) eye to eye
744850 13 1/2" (343mm) eye to eye
744816 15" (381mm) eye to eye

All black
744848 12 1/2" (318mm) eye to eye
744849 13 1/2" (343mm) eye to eye

maandag 31 maart 2014/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
Categories: nieuws motoren

Sturgis Buffalo Chip and Roadsmith Annual Trike Owners United Ride

Sturgis Buffalo Chip® and Roadsmith Present 
Second Annual Trike Owners United Ride

Sturgis, SD - The Sturgis Buffalo Chip announces that its Trike Owners United Ride (T.O.U.R.) will return for a second year on Wednesday, Aug. 6 during the Sturgis Rally. 

The annual all-trike event is sponsored by Roadsmith Trikes, and it includes a 50-mile self-guided ride through the scenic Black Hills leading to a custom trike show and private reception at the Buffalo Chip. The T.O.U.R. event is free of charge and is open to all makes and models of trikes. Riders may pre-register for the event at 

“The Trike Owners United Ride allows trike riders from around the world to come together to celebrate the freedom and camaraderie shared by those who travel on three wheels,” says Rod Woodruff, President of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “We couldn’t be more excited to again welcome trikers home to the Buffalo Chip by hosting this distinctive event.” 

The T.O.U.R. ride departs from Main Street in Hill City, SD and takes trikers on a 50-mile self-guided ride through the scenic highways of the Black Hills, including Vanocker Canyon, before concluding at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. 

The ride culminates with a trike procession through the Buffalo Chip grounds that leads to a private reception at the Chip’s Russ Brown Events Center.

“This year’s T.O.U.R. event promises to be even bigger and better than last year’s, with more trikes, more prizes and more fun," says Roadsmith General Manager, Doug Lindholm. "We're proud to work with our friends at the legendary Sturgis Buffalo Chip to sponsor this event for the second year in a row.”

The T.O.U.R. reception will give participants a unique opportunity to spend time socializing with hundreds of fellow trikers while enjoying free hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment. The reception will also feature door prizes, a custom trike show and full access to the Buffalo Chip’s Motorcycles as Art exhibition, curated by famed motorcycle photographer, Michael Lichter. 

“The T.O.U.R. event gives trike owners the opportunity to experience and share with others our passion and love for the open road and the freedom it instills," says 2013 T.O.U.R. participant, Paul Marquardt. "I thoroughly enjoyed last year's ride from Hill City through some of the most picturesque parts of the Black Hills to the Buffalo Chip, and I can't wait for another memorable event this year.”

T.O.U.R. participants who wish to take in additional Buffalo Chip events on Aug. 6, including that evening’s performance by Florida Georgia Line, may do so by purchasing campground admission passes. Passes for the Buffalo Chip’s 33rd annual Motorcycle and Music Festival are on sale now. All concerts are free with camping. For more information, to register or to get passes to the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™, visit or call (605) 347-9000.
maandag 31 maart 2014/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
Categories: nieuws motoren