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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Afgelopen jaar werden er in Nederland in totaal 68.968 nieuwe snor-, brom- en motorfietsen verkocht, zo blijkt uit de definitieve cijfers van RAI Vereniging, BOVAG en RDC | Centraal Bureau Mobiliteit Statistiek.

 Het aantal nieuwe bromfietsen daalde in 2013 ten opzichte van het jaar ervoor met 15,7% tot 14.372, terwijl het verkoopniveau van snorfietsen ruim drie keer zo hoog lag, op 45.261 stuks (12,5% minder dan in 2012). De categorie motorfietsen noteerde in 2013 een min van 6,0% in vergelijking met 2012 en daalde van 9.935 naar 9.335 exemplaren.

Volwassen alternatief
 Afgelopen jaar werd een gecombineerd aantal van 59.633 nieuwe brom- en snorfietsen verkocht in Nederland en dat staat vrijwel gelijk aan het verkoopniveau van vóór de crisis. In 2008, 2009 en 2010 piekte de verkoop van brom- en snorfietsen richting de 100.000 stuks. Daarmee zijn de voertuigen voor heel veel mensen een serieus, volwassen en goedkoop alternatief voor de auto geworden op de korte en middellange afstanden, waarmee de file- en parkeerproblematiek eenvoudig kan worden omzeild.

 Inmiddels staan al ruim 1,1 miljoen brom- en snorfietsen in Nederland geregistreerd en deze vervoermiddelen zijn niet meer weg te denken uit het straatbeeld.

 De drie best verkochte bromfietsmerken 2013 waren Kymco met 2.707 exemplaren (18,9 procent marktaandeel), Piaggio met 2.700 stuks (18,9 procent) en SYM (2.000 stuks, 13,9 procent). De best verkochte merken in de categorie snorfiets waren Piaggio met 12.414 stuks en een marktaandeel van 27,4 procent, SYM (5.832 stuks, 12,9 procent) en Kymco (3.355 stuks, 7,4 procent). BMW verkocht afgelopen jaar de meeste motorfietsen: 1.555 exemplaren (marktaandeel 16,7 procent), gevolgd door Honda met 1.496 stuks (16,0 procent) en Suzuki (900 stuks, 9,6 procent).

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Munich. BMW Motorrad has achieved an all-time annual sales high for the third time in succession. Worldwide the company supplied 115,215 (prev. yr.: 106,358 units) motorcycles and maxi scooters - an increase of 8.3 % as compared to the previous record year 2012. 6,343 vehicles were sold in December. This represents an increase of 4.5% as compared to the equivalent month of the previous year.

Stephan Schaller, President BMW Motorrad: "Never before in the 90-year history of the company have we supplied so many vehicles. With a significant increase of 8.3% as compared to the previous year, we have achieved an all-time sales high and supplied more than 115,000 vehicles to our customers worldwide. I should like to thank all our customers most sincerely for the trust they have placed in us. Due to the high level of popularity of our motorcycles and maxi scooters we have been able to achieve growth in all sales regions. This demonstrates that our product offensive has put us on the right course. In some markets growth reached double figures, such as the USA and Russia. Germany remains our most successful individual market. However, we saw very positive sales developments in South America and Asia, too. And despite the difficult market environment that persists in Europe, we once again asserted and further extended our market leadership in the relevant capacity segment over 500 cubic centimetres in Germany, Spain and Italy. In the crisis-ridden markets of Italy and Spain we were able to achieve growth for the first time in years despite the fact that the market as a whole was heavily in decline in those countries."

With 21,473 vehicles sold (prev. yr.: 20,516 units), BMW Motorrad achieved growth in Germany of 4.7% as compared to the previous year. 

This has meant further expansion of market leadership in the segment over 500 cc in the domestic market. The market share in the past fiscal year was 25.5%.

The USA follows in second position with 14,100 vehicles sold. Here, 2,000 more BMW motorcycles were sold than in 2012. This represents an increase of around 17%.

Next in order of the largest individual markets come France and Italy, each with over 10,000 vehicles sold, and these are followed by Brazil and the UK. In the latter market, BMW Motorrad achieved growth of almost 15% as compared to 2012, moving up to second position in the market ranking with a share of 15.8% (prev. yr.: 3rd position).

R 1200 GS - the most successful BMW motorcycle.

The most successful model in 2013 with almost 30,000 vehicles sold was once again the R 1200 GS. Well over 25,000 units are accounted for by the new water-cooled travel enduro, making 2012 the best first sales year of a new model ever to be recorded in the history of BMW Motorrad.

It is followed in second place by the BMW F 800 GS with 10,166 units sold. Third place goes to the F 700 GS, of which 7,155 were sold. Sales of the 1000 cc supersports models S 1000 RR and HP4 were also exceptionally successful. In 2013 just under 6,800 Double R and almost 2,700 HP4 were supplied to customers. In addition to this, the R 1200 RT and the R 1200 GS Adventure likewise achieved
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