MADNESS PHOTOGRAPHY

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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CATERHAM GROUP LAUNCHES MOTORCYCLE DIVISION

CATERHAM GROUP LAUNCHES MOTORCYCLE DIVISION
Iconic British brand will carry DNA into two-wheeled motoring for the first time


Caterham Group has today launched its first ever motorcycle division – Caterham Bikes – at the International Motorcycle Exhibition (EICMA) in Milan.





Three prototype products – the Brutus 750 (dubbed the ‘SUV of motorcycles’), Classic E-Bike (an all-electric, bike with retro styling) and the Carbon E-Bike (a premium electric bike inspired by F1 technology) – have been unveiled for launch throughout 2014 as part of the Group’s strategy of growth through intelligent partnerships.


The arrival of Caterham Bikes is a natural extension to the expanding Caterham Group since the purchase of the historic Caterham Cars brand in April 2011 by Tony Fernandes and Dato’ Kamarudin Meranun.

The two-wheeled division joins Caterham F1 Team, Caterham Racing (GP2), Caterham Technology & Innovation, Caterham Composites and the latest arm, Caterham Moto Racing Team, in the rapidly growing Caterham family.

Carrying Caterham’s DNA of British heritage, performance and intuitive handling characteristics, the new products will also adhere to the brand’s ethos of delivering ‘accessible fun’.

The iconic Caterham Seven sportscar is fondly referred to as the closest experience to motorcycle riding on four wheels so this move, the brand’s first foray into road bikes, is a natural step and follows the launch last month of the Caterham Moto2 race team.

Mirroring the business experience and strategy employed successfully by Tony Fernandes and Dato’ Kamarudin to make budget airline AirAsia the most profitable in the world, Caterham Bikes has allied itself with some of the brightest motorcycle entrepreneurs in Europe and As
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Triumph onthult vier nieuwe modellen in Milaan (EICMA 2013)


Triumph onthult vier nieuwe modellen in Milaan (EICMA 2013)


Nieuw - Thunderbird Commander – stijlvolle custom cruiser voor lange afstanden
Nieuw - Tiger 800XC special edition – een eerbetoon aan de ultieme allroad
Update – Speedmaster – meer zwart + beter geluid = stoerder
Update - America – toegankelijk en meer oog voor detail

Triumph onthult een sterke line-up met maar liefst 3 nieuwe cruisers tijdens de EiCMA 2013 voor de Benelux, plus een zeer opvallende Special Edition van de populaire Tiger 800XC. De Engelse motorfabrikant geeft hiermee weer eens aan dat de aanhoudende ontwikkeling van- en investering in nieuwe modellen nog altijd niet stil staat. De totale Triumph range bestaat inmiddels uit maar liefst 24 modellen in de segementen Touring, Adventure, Roadsters, Supersports, Classics en Cruisers.





Gloednieuw 2014 model: Thunderbird Commander
Met de komst van de nieuwe Thunderbird Commander krijgen liefhebbers van stijlvolle custom cruisers eindelijk de kans om in alle comfort grotere afstanden te rijden. Een machtige, 1699cc sterke paralleltwin (de grootst productie-paralleltwin ter wereld!) levert 94 pk en, nog veel belangrijker, een dikke 155 Nm aan koppel bij een ontspannen 3550 toeren per minuut. Hiermee kan de berijder van de Commander altijd rustig cruisen, maar net zo goed flink opschieten als dat toch nodig blijkt te zijn. Daarbij dwingt het stoere, gedrongen uiterlijk makkelijk respect af, een gevolg van de ultra-brede wielen en banden, de stoere vorkbeschermers,  de oversized uitlaten en de hardchromen dubbele koplamphuizen samen met de ruime floorboards. Om deze ondubbelzinnige stijl te combineren met topcomfort is het zadel wel van dubbele polstering voorzien maar niet hoger geworden, waarbij een lendensteun de ideale zitpositie voor maximaal kilometervreten garandeert. Door de toepassing van alle stijlelementen van een cruiser en de praktische invulling van een tourmotor, heeft de nieuwe Commander niet alleen de “show”, maar zeker net zo goed de “Go”. Gevolg hiervan is dat alle soorten motorrijders zich thuis voelen op de nieuwe Thunderbird Commander.

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