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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Na een spectaculaire 2017-editie gaat de Battle of the Kings – de ultieme Harley-Davidson® dealer custom bike build-off – in 2018 wereldwijd. In deze vierde en verreweg grootste editie zien we ruim 200 officiële H-D dealers met hun creaties de strijd met elkaar aangaan. Harley-Davidson Namur verwacht hoge ogen te gooien met een rauwe, race-klare café-racer op basis van een Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight.

Dark Custom als startpunt
In deze eerste wereldwijde editie van de Battle of the Kings zijn de regels simpel: het maximale customization budget is €6.000 (excl. btw) en het eindresultaat moet straatlegaal zijn. Ook zijn de opties voor de basismachine vergroot: ieder Harley-Davidson Dark Custom model mag als startpunt dienen. Het team van H-D Namur liet zich voor deze editie inspireren door de beruchte kwartmijlraces en besloot een machine te bouwen waarmee leden van het team daadwerkelijk aan races mee zou gaan doen. 

Als basis voor de racer werd een 2018 Forty-Eight XL1200X genomen en deze werd flink gemodificeerd om er een volwaardige café-racer van te maken. Zo kreeg hij een nieuw zadel, gingen de voet-controls naar achteren, kwamen er minimalistische bar-end spiegeltjes op en kreeg hij andere vering. Om de performance eveneens race-klaar te maken kwam er een nieuwe uitlaat, werd de motormapping aangepast en kreeg de motor meer lucht dankzij een Screamin’ Eagle luchtfilter. De performance-upgrade werd afgemaakt met Phat Screamin’ Eagle bougiekabels. Het resultaat mag er zijn: een brute, stoere café-racer waarop team en klanten hun mannetje staan, zowel op de kwartmijl als op de openbare weg en het terras. 

Eerst Benelux, dan wereldwijd
Voordat het team van H-D Namur zich tot Custom King 2018 kan laten kronen mo
vrijdag 16 februari 2018/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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The UK’s biggest independent road safety charity IAM RoadSmart has announced it will be renewing its contract with pioneer racer Maria Costello MBE as its Rider Ambassador for a further year.


Maria, often known as the ‘Queen of Bikers,’ was hired by IAM RoadSmart to promote the road safety message in her work as a professional solo biker and sidecar racer. She will also talk about current developments on rider safety and advanced riding through her well-read social media channels.

In 2017 Maria staged a women-only biking track day at Donington Park in September, offering free places to IAM RoadSmart members. Maria will also be heading up a ladies’ day for members of IAM RoadSmart on 11 July this year at Thruxton circuit.
She was a special guest on IAM RoadSmart’s stand at Motorcycle Live at the Birmingham NEC last November.

In her professional career Maria needs no introduction. She has made 40 starts at the fearsome Isle of Man TT and became world famous as the first women ever to claim a podium on the island – with third place in the Ultra Lightweight category of the 2005 Manx Grand Prix.
For five years Maria held a Guinness World Record at the Isle of Man TT, when she lapped the Snaefell mountain course at an average speed of 114.73 mph in 2004 – becoming the fastest woman to have done so.

Maria said: “I am delighted to continue working with IAM RoadSmart, an organisation that is totally committed to reducing the number of deaths on the road for all users. It is a goal I believe in passionately, and the chance to work together for a further year on some exciting new projects was too good to pass up.”
Added Sarah Sillars, IAM RoadSmart Chief Executive Officer: “Having Maria as an ambassador for riding safety is a significant boost for IAM RoadSmart and the work we do. Having someone the calibre of Maria on board helps us reach an important audience – people who love bikes and riding them – and she will help inspire those enthusiasts that riding safe is the only way to ride!”

Picture of Maria supplied courtesy of Maverick Pics.
donderdag 15 februari 2018/Author: Onno Wieringa/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/ Artikel rating: Geen rating
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