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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Kawasaki Z650 MRS Flat Track

Onthulling unieke Kawasaki Z650 MRS Flat Track

De bekende Franse Custombouwer Oficina MRS maakte eerder al grote indruk met de bouw van een prachtige Café Racer style machine gebaseerd op de Vulcan S. Nu volgt de onthulling van een tweede samenwerking met Kawasaki Frankrijk: de Kawasaki Z650 MRS Flat Track.

Antoine Coulon, Kawasaki Frankrijk: “Het eerste project in samenwerking met MRS was een doorslaand succes en bracht ons er toe om een tweede samenwerking aan te gaan. MRS is een waar kunstenaar die graag hoogstaande projecten leidt welke soms bijna onmogelijk worden geacht. Zijn know-how is op dit moment ongeëvenaard.”

MRS staat middenin de spotlights en onthult het project welke gebaseerd is op de Kawasaki Z650. Hij heeft de Z650 volledig getransformeerd tot een magnifieke Flat Track machine. Na vele uren werk vol passie weet MRS opnieuw een visueel en technisch meesterwerk neer te zetten. 

Oficina MRS: “Ik wil graag Kawasaki Frankrijk bedanken voor deze tweede gelegenheid om iets unieks neer te zetten. Dit project was veeleisender in vergelijking met de vorige keer, maar het resultaat is het meer dan waard. We hebben gewerkt met wederzijds vertrouwen en ik kreeg de ruimte om mijzelf artistiek uit te drukken. Het doel was om een unieke motor te creëren en ik hoop dat het publiek dit resultaat kan waarderen”.

De Kawasaki Z650 MR
zondag 10 september 2017/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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Fred Kodlin turbo charged 300m hp Speed Bagger named KR 300

Wednesday, September 6th 2017 - Kodlin Custombike Premiere, Casino Velden,
Velden Lake Woerthersee/Austria

Power for the Milwaukee Eight: Kodlin Kodlin Racing KR 300 premieres in Velden!

For the 20th anniversary of European Bike Week around Lake Faak/Austria, Master Customizer Fred Kodlin unveiled his latest rdical custombike-creation: 6 pm, September 6th 2017 at the Casino Velden, Fred Kodlin rolled out a turbo charged 300m hp Speed Bagger named KR 300

No, the colour is not a analogy to Kork Ballingtons legendary Kawasaki KR 500, which raced in the Grand Prix motorcycle circuit in the eighties – but the horsepower output is even higher and the the colour is certainly catching the eye, especially since the owner originally wanted a decent grey colour.

"On the agreement that we can choose the paintjob, we did the built of the bike in almost a record time – and I was glad the owner liked his new motorcycle", stated Fred Kodlin after he rolled the bike into the waiting crowd at Velden Casino in Velden/Austria. All handcrafted rolling chassis, similar to the "F-32", but with even slimmer lines, 30 Incher at the front – "and basically the first radical "Milwaukee Eight" motor in radical custom frame", says Fred. One year after the introduction of the new engine.

donderdag 7 september 2017/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
Categories: nieuws motoren