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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For new riders, passing their motorcycle test can be exciting and overwhelming in equal measure. Where do they go from here? Which bike is right for them? Of all the kit and accessories, what do they actually need?

There is a one-stop shop where new riders can find everything they need under one roof and that’s Motorcycle Live, the UK’s biggest bike show, which takes place at The NEC, Birmingham from 17-25 November 2018. Here's a whistle-stop guide on how to get the most out of Motorcycle Live if you're new to the world of two wheels... 


See, touch and ride bikes
First up, you need a bike! Motorcycle Live plays host to over 40 of the world’s leading manufacturers, so whether you’re after a scooter, a sports bike, a cruiser or an adventure machine, you’ll find almost every model available under one roof at The NEC. You can talk to experts from each brand, sit on the bikes to try them for size and even test ride a selection on the open road.

Get the look
Next, you need all the gear! With over 100 retail stands at Motorcycle Live, you could walk away from the show with every single item of essential protective clothing you could possibly need. There are hundreds of styles of helmets, boots, jackets, trousers and gloves to choose from
and a whole host of experts from the UK’s premier retailers on hand to offer advice on the best options for your two-wheel needs.

All the gear
If there’s a two-wheel accessory, gadget or gizmo in existence, chances are you’ll find it at Motorcycle Live. From custom-made ear plugs, paddock stands, aftermarket exhausts, tools and luggage, to bike locks, helmet cameras, sat nav systems, trackers, bike cleaning products and much more, you can check it all out and gather all the information you need at the show.

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Veloce Book News Kawasaki Z1, Z/KZ 900 & Z/KZ1000 Enthusiast's Restoration Manual

New at Veloce
Kawasaki Z1, Z/KZ900 & Z/KZ1000: Covers Z1, Z1A, Z1B, Z/KZ900 & Z/KZ1000 models 1972-1980
By Chris Rooke 

Veloce Book News
 Kawasaki Z1, Z/KZ 900 & Z/KZ1000 Enthusiast's Restoration Manual 
• Covers the complete restoration of a Kawasaki KZ900 and general work on a Z1A
• Very clear and detailed descriptions of each step written in a friendly, informal manner
• Written by an experienced motorcycle enthusiast who understands the problems faced by home restorers
• Hundreds of clear colour photos detail every step
• The author shares his mistakes and the problems he encountered for the benefit of others
• Dismantling and restoration of the engine, frame, forks, wheels, brakes, electrics, bodywork and cycle parts all covered in full detail
• Provides the encouragement and knowledge the home restorer needs, regardless of skill or experience.
• Relevant to all Z1, Z/KZ900 and Z1000 models built between 1972-1980
• Advice given on different models, and which one to choose to restore

• Expert advice delivered in a friendly and accessible manner

Written in a friendly and engaging manner by an experienced enthusiast, this manual provides a thorough and detailed restoration guide complete with hundreds of original colour photos. This is the author’s third restoration guide, his previous works having been well-received by both professional and amateur restorers alike.

This manual is for all owners and enthusiasts of the legendary Kawasaki Z1 900, Z/KZ900 and Z1000 built between 1972 and 1980. The book covers the complete restoration of a 1976 KZ900, from the sourcing of the bike to its completion as a fully restored machine. Every area is covered starting with advice on the different models, spares availability, and where best to source a bike to restore. Every area of the restoration is then covered in full detail including the engine, frame, gearbox, wheels, suspension and forks, brakes, ancillaries, bodywork and electrics, accompanied by hundreds of clear colour photos to illustrate the text. Additional work on a 1974 Z1A model adds complementary information.

What really sets this manual apart from the everyday however, is the style in which it is written: not as some dull and distant workshop manual but in a friendly, humorous manner by an enthusiast of many years who is able to involve and entertain the reader, as well as guiding them through the restoration process.

This is the third restoration guide from Chris Rooke, whose previous works have been a massive hit with mechanics, enthusiasts and restorers throughout the world.

Additional Information
Period Covered: 1972-1980

Models Covered:
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