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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Review INTERMOT Customized 2018 - Part 2

INTERMOT Customized 2018 - Part 2 

Motorcycle Storehouse: One of Europe’s leading aftermarket parts, accessory and apparel distributors, MCS acquired MAG Europe earlier this year, and with a new headquarters warehouse about to be commissioned near Groningen in the Netherlands, has embarked on an ambitious own brand apparel program that is designed to give the company’s dealers “an edge”. Recent new products include the addition of Dutch made Moto-Master rotors for Harley applications and the Roeg Moto Co apparel program;

Indian Motorcycle: In addition to the Polaris booth elsewhere in the show, Indian had an INTERMOT Customized booth to showcase the versatility of its Scout and Big Twin platforms. The highlight was the formal launch of the Scout FTR1200/S, which was championed by Indian’s Heroes of the FTR brand ambassadors and has been seen in the 4-race Sultans of Sprint series around Europe this year. Press and public reaction so far suggest that Indian may have hit a ‘Homer’ with the 1200, tapping into the youth/race zeitgeist on both sides of the Atlantic;

Sol Motors: The Stuttgart, Germany based designer says the 2018 German Design Award-winning ‘Pocket Rocket’ is not an E-bike, as it goes too fast (though it is battery powered), nor a moped, as it has no pedals, but instead is a ‘NoPed’ - “defining a new category of electric two-wheelers,” saying that it is the “perfect urban commuter vehicle.” Described as an “innovative synergy of lightweight design, performance and connectivity, the clear and contemporary design incorporates technology with a functional lifestyle for a m
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Yamaha XSR700 XTribute

XSR700 XTribute

In de loop der jaren heeft Yamaha vele iconische modellen gemaakt die de tand des tijds hebben doorstaan. Voor geen model geldt dit meer dan voor de XT500. Eenvoudig, sterk en veelzijdig... de XT500 werd de meest geliefde motor van Europa.

Klaar voor een comeback
Met zijn iconische kleurenschema en tal van exclusieve scrambler-uitrustingen is de nieuwe XSR700 XTribute een eerbetoon aan de XT die je de elementaire sensatie en het rijplezier die je van een motor verwacht, doet herbeleven.

Zijn speciale kenmerken zijn onder andere een vlak zadel en dikke voetsteunen in XT-stijl, evenals een off-roadstuur en vorkkappen die de tijdloze scrambler-stijl aanvullen. Dankzij zijn 689 cc 2-cilinder lijnmotor en lichtgewicht chassis beschikt de nieuwe XSR700 XTribute over het vermogen én de technologie om indruk te maken.

Technische specificaties
2-cilinder, 4-takt, vloeistofgekoeld, DOHC, 4-kleppen
Boring x slag
80.0 mm x 68.6 mm
11.5 : 1
Max. vermogen
55.0kW (74.8PS) @ 9,000 rpm
Limited power version
Max. koppel
68.0Nm (6.9kg-m) @ 6,500 rpm
Type koppeling
Nat, Meervoudige platen
Constant mesh, 6 versnellingen
Fuel consumption
CO2 emission

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