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Bart Madson
By Bart Madson
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Bashing away at the MotoUSA keyboard for nine years now, Madson lends his scribbling and editorial input on everything from bike reviews to industry analysis and motorcycle racing reports.

2014 Motorcycle Sales Up 2.4% Through Q3

Monday, November 10, 2014
The Motorcycle Industry Council reports a 2.4% year-over-year motorcycle sales increase through the first nine months of 2014.

2015 Kawasaki H2 Street First Look

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Kawasaki already revealed its 300-horsepower H2R, now it pulls the wraps off its street-legal version – the supercharged Kawasaki Ninja H2.

Honda RC213V-S Street Prototype Debuts

Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Honda teases a street version of its RC213V MotoGP bike at the EICMA show in Milan – labeling its V-Four superbike a prototype.

2015 Ducati 1299 Panigale First Look

Monday, November 3, 2014
Ducati debuts its latest Superbike iteration, the 1299 Panigale, which features an 87cc displacement boost and 205 horsepower claims.

Yamaha Confirms YZF-R1 Reveal at EICMA

Friday, October 17, 2014
The latest teaser video from Yamaha confirms the forthcoming EICMA model release is a new R1 superbike.

Kawasaki Ninja H2 Videos Hint at Tech Details

Friday, October 17, 2014
Kawasaki maintains its slow-tease video marketing campaign for the supercharged Ninja H2, with the most recent updates hinting at some of the technical details of the 300-horsepower design.

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Look

Thursday, October 16, 2014
Yamaha announces its new Yamaha R3, an entry-level sportbike powered by a 321cc Parallel Twin and bearing a $4990 MSRP.

2015 Daytona 200 Not a MotoAmerica Race

Friday, October 10, 2014
Daytona International Speedway has issued a release stating the 2015 Daytona 200 will not be sanctioned by the new MotoAmerica series.

Kawasaki Teases H2 Street & H2R Track Test

Monday, October 6, 2014
Kawasaki’s latest videos for the Ninja H2 show the non-street legal H2R testing at the track with Team Green also teasing the street-legal H2 prior to its forthcoming debut.

2015 BMW S1000RR Superbike First Look

Thursday, October 2, 2014
BMW claims an increase of six horsepower and eight pound weight reduction for its latest generation BMS S1000RR Superbike courtesy of engine and chassis updates.

Ducati Superleggera Twin Powers VW XL Sport

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Volkswagen debuts a concept car at the Paris Motor Show powered by a Ducati Twin sourced from the 1199 Superleggera Superbike.

2015 Ducati Scrambler First Look

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Ducati reveals its new Scrambler at Intermot, a retro-themed bike powered by the Italian marque’s air-cooled Twin and sporting an $8495 MSRP.

2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R First Look

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
After a month-long teaser campaign hyping its forthcoming Ninja H2, Kawasaki reveals a supercharged literbike claiming a staggering 300 horsepower.

RawHyde Adventures Base Camp Alpha Tour

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Having survived the Intro to Adventure training, MotoUSA saddled up for the optional Base Camp Alpha Tour - a two-day adventure-touring trek into the Mojave Desert.

KTM Confirms 1290 Super Adventure

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
KTM will add the 1290 Super Adventure to its 2015 model lineup, with the Austrian marque billing its forthcoming mount as a luxury sport-touring platform.

MotoGP Brno Qualifying Results 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014
Marc Marquez claimed his ninth pole position of the 2014 season during qualifying at Brno.

MotoGP Brno Friday Results 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014
Defending MotoGP champion and runaway points leader Marc Marquez sets the pace at Brno, the Respol Honda ace topping the Friday timesheets.

2015 Can-Am Spyder First Look Spy Shots

Thursday, August 14, 2014
The three-wheeled Can-Am Spyder is caught testing in Germany, and the 2015 Spyder appears slated for a complete styling overhaul.

2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000 Streetfighter Spied

Monday, August 11, 2014
A naked streetfighter version of Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 is spied during a photo shoot in the US, with the GSX-S1000 slated to debut later this year. Get a sneak peak of the new Suzuki streetfighter.

2014 Q2 Pushes Motorcycle Sales Up 2.6%

Friday, August 1, 2014
Motorcycle sales rebound slightly from a stagnant first quarter, with the MIC reporting Q2 sales pushing the 2014 six-month tally up 2.6% year over year.