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

Klock Werks Black Finish SuperSaver Mufflers

Limited Edition Black Finish SuperSaver Mufflers 
from Klock Werks

(Mitchell, SD)  – Lower price does not mean less quality with Klock Werks SuperSaver 4" Slip-on Mufflers! These mufflers contain the same baffle style as Klock Werks Platinum Series mufflers, same steel construction, flawless chrome or black finish, and rolled end. 
Great value and style in big, 4” slip-on mufflers. 

“Our customers are the type of riders who concern themselves with mixing performance and style. The SuperSaver mufflers do just that, at an affordable price. We are excited to offer a limited run of our popular SuperSaver 4” mufflers in BLACK finish in two different styles”, states Laura Klock, Vice President of Klock Werks. “While quantities last, riders can choose straight cut or slash up, black finish SuperSavers in the 28” length. They are available now on our website, and when they’re gone, they’re gone!”

Klock Werks states that what you will love even more than the low price is the SuperSavers throaty rumble at idle, that decreases to a low hum at cruising speed. These mufflers are loud when you want them to be! SuperSavers are all steel construction mufflers with 2" spiral-louvered fiberglass-wrapped baffles that are removable and repackable. They fit 95+ FLT, FLHT, FLHX, FLHR, FLTR Models and are available in three styles in chrome, and two in the
limited edition Black finish. 

Klock Werks SuperSaver BLACK Mufflers are available exclusively at for the great price of $399.95. Chrome options are just $414.95 and can be purchased on Klock Werks website or your local Drag Specialties dealer. 

Special Thanks to Pico’s Garage, Sioux Falls, SD for the Images. 

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Categories: nieuws motoren

New at Veloce Publishing - The Kawasaki Z1 Story

  New at Veloce Publishing - The Kawasaki Z1 Story

By Dave Sheehan 
21x14.8cm • 256 pages • 135 pictures
ISBN: 978-1-845848-07-1
£ 14.99

• An unrivalled account of the Z1's record-breaking feat in Daytona in 1973
• From the author of ‘Superbike and the 70s’ – Vintage Motor Cycle magazine’s Book of 2013
• Examines the myths and uncovers the truth about the Z1's first race win
• Over 100 photographs and illustrations, some never previously published
• Reveals not only the bike that shaped motorcycling, but also the era that shaped the Z1
• Sheehan recreates Cycle magazine's seminal Superbike 'Big 7' road tests
• Foreword by Cook Neilson, former Editor of Cycle magazine
• Neilson on Sheehan's account of the editor's visit to Japan to preview the Z1: A great trip, well told
• ‘… it reads like a thriller’ – The Road, Motorcycle Action Group club journal 

The Kawasaki Z1 Story tells how the smallest of Japan’s Big Four motorcycle manufacturers nearly beat the world’s biggest to become the first to the market with a Four, and how Honda’s CB750 debut almost spelled the end for the Z-1 … before Kawasaki stunned everybody with something bigger, faster, and better! 
Just as Kawasaki was about to green-light the world’s first mass-produced across-the-frame four-cylinder motorcycle, Honda pulled the rug out from under them, unveiling the CB750-4 at the Tokyo Show in 1968. It lit the fuse for what was to become motorcycling’s most explosive decade.
 In never before published interviews, with the men responsible for the bike code-named ‘New York Steak,’ Dave Sheehan relates the story behind the Z1’s development; the secret US testing programme in which a team including Imola-race winner Paul Smart rode pre-production bikes disguised as Hondas coast-to-coast across America.
 The Kawasaki Z1 Story examines the myth, truth and legend surrounding the Z1’s first race win – of which even Kawasaki knew nothing. Here, too, is the full story of the epic three days at Florida’s legendary Daytona Speedway when a trio of Z1s broke more than 50 speed endurance records. 

Additional Information
Covers the period 1837-1978, but with particular focus on 1972.  

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