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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Baechli Flying Diamond Twin Cam

50 years Baechli Anniversary-Bike #5 (of 7): 
2017 FLSS "Slim S"

Flying Diamond Twin Cam

The definite "Distinguished Gentlemen's Bike" for a classic ride: Harley Heaven's antique style Softail Twin Cam combines 1930ties Art Deco Look with modern Power & Performance.

Even if you are not a connoiseur in Harley-Davidson's history and tank designs, it is a fascinating fact that even the latest and most modern Harley-Davidson models can be "backdated" 80 years into the past by just changing a few parts and a different paintjob!

 Discounting a few minor details, this "Antique"styled Harley-Heaven Custom has been retro-styled with the use of only two or three major parts: Front and rear fender and the leather saddlebag! What looks like a Thirties-style classic is in fact Harley's state-of-the-art 110 Cubic-Inch 145 Nm Power-Bobber in a Sunday dress! 114 years after Harley-Davidson rolled out their first bike – and 50 years following Felix Baechli's entry in to the V-Twin business, this is the fifth "one-off" in the series of seven "50th Anniversary Baechli" customs. And an outstanding example of what is possible with a modest number of custom parts on a stock Harley!

November is definitely not a great month to photograph motorcycles in Switzerland, but if you are hard enough to ride in next to zero temperatures and love the colorful leaves on the trees in the hillsides above Dietikon near Zuerich, you will still have a great time, even under dull grey skys and a rain front approaching from France. Harley-Heaven's fifth "Anniversary" Bike seems
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How to restore Triumph Bonneville T140

[Veloce] Book News! 
How to restore Triumph Bonneville T140 - 

Triumph Bonneville T140 By Mark Paxton 

Paperback • 27x20.7cm • 160 pages • 1000 pictures
ISBN: 978-1-787111-49-3

• Real life nut and bolt rebuild carried out by the author.
• Clear concise text.
• Over 900 full colour photographs.
• Covers all aspects of a full restoration.
• Advice on restoration, renovation or repair.
• Addresses issues not found in a traditional workshop manual.
• How to assess wear in all mechanical components.
• Special tools, their purchase, use and possible alternatives.
• Advice on what is best left to the professionals.
• No Triumph 750 owner should be without this book. 

This book covers complete restoration of the Triumph 750, one of the best selling and most iconic of British motorcycles. Aimed at the DIY enthusiast, it details everything you need to know about assessment, renovation and restoration of all major components, illustrated with colour photos throughout. An essential manual for all Triumph 750 owners. 

The Triumph 750 is probably the classic British motorcycle that most people will recognise, whether they are an enthusiast or not. Their desirability continues to grow, aided by their easy availability and excellent parts back up. This book is aimed at the DIY enthusiast interested in their renovation and restoration, and is fully illustrated with high quality colour images, coupled with clear and concise text.

Following the real life resurrection of a T140E, with all the work being carried out by the author, the book shows how to assess wear in all mechanical components, then assists in deciding the most cost effective method of dealing with it. The process is dealt with in detail giving the owner the confidence to carry out their own repairs to a high standard, which will be both cost effective and satisfying. Brakes, suspension, brightwork and trim are all also addressed, making this an essential purchase for a
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