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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.

Suzuki Ditches Cars for Bikes in US Market

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Suzuki’s American subsidiary will file Chapter 11 bankruptcy as the Japanese manufacturer discontinues its auto sales in the U.S. market to refocus on its motorcycle and powersports business in the States.

2012 Q3 Motorcycles Sales Stabilize Market

Monday, November 5, 2012
The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) reports motorcycle sales holding steady through Q3, with a slight 1.3% increase in year-over-year motorcycle sales.

2013 MV Agusta Brutale 800 First Look

Friday, November 2, 2012
MV Agusta expands its Brutale naked lineup to five models with the introduction of the all-new MV Agusta Brutale 800.

2012 MV Agusta Brutale 1090 R & RR Review

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
MotoUSA has a brief summer fling with high-performance two-wheeled Italian exotica from MV Agusta, sampling the 2012 Brutale 1090 R and RR.

2012 Kawasaki KLR650 Project Part 3

Friday, October 19, 2012
The 2012 Kawasaki KLR650 Project continues with performance upgrades, as MotoUSA samples the LeoVince X3 slip-on and components from Progressive Suspension.

COTA Texas MotoGP Round Set for April 2013

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Still mired in legal dispute, the Texas MotoGP event at Circuit of the Americas has been set for April 19-21.

2013 BMW R1200GS First Look

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
BMW updates the most prolific seller in company history, giving the R1200GS a long-awaited redesign – featuring the anticipated switch to a liquid-cooled Boxer engine.

2013 Triumph Street Triple R First Look

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Triumph reveals its 2013 Street Triple R streetfighter at INTERMOT – featuring lighter chassis and revamped styling.

Honda Signs Joint Venture in Bangladesh

Friday, September 28, 2012
Honda Motor Co. has signed a joint venture agreement to establish a motorcycle subsidiary in Bangladesh.

RK Chain Failures Prompt NC700X Recall

Thursday, September 27, 2012
Honda has issued a recall for its new NC700X because of issues to the drive chain.

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 First Ride

Monday, September 24, 2012
Kawasaki responds to its entry-level sportbike challenge from Honda and Motorcycle USA takes the new Ninja 300 for a first ride evaluation.

American SuperBike Miami Race 2 Results 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Josh Hayes claims his third consecutive American SuperBike title with style, the Graves Yamaha rider taking the Sunday win at Miami.

Daytona SportBike Miami Race 2 Results 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012
Jake Gagne and the Road Race Factory Yamaha squad secured their first Daytona SportBike victory, taking the Race 2 win at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

SuperSport Miami Race 2 Results 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012
James Rispoli took the SuperSport victory in a red-flag shortened Sunday race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

XR1200 Miami Results 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012
AMA veteran Michael Barnes earns his second XR1200 win of the 2012 season with a last lap drive at Miami Homestead.

Ben Spies Stays in MotoGP with Pramac Ducati

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
After a tumultuous year with factory Yamaha and rumors of a return to World Superbike, Ben Spies stays in MotoGP inking a deal with Pramac Ducati.

BMW August Motorcycle Sales Best Ever

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
BMW Motorrad claims its best August sales month to date, with year-to-date 2012 BMW motorcycle sales up in the 15.6% US market.

Schwantz Sues Circuit of the Americas

Monday, September 10, 2012
The troubled Texas MotoGP race finds more controversy, as Kevin Schwantz sues the Circuit of the Americas (COTA).

2013 Harley-Davidson Street Bob First Ride

Monday, September 3, 2012
Harley-Davidson marks its 110th year in the motorcycle business with its 2013 model lineup. MotoUSA samples the refreshed Street Bob during a three-day Canadian tour.

World SBK Tests at Moscow Circuit

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
In preparation for Round 11 of the World Superbike series, SBK riders test at the new Moscow Raceway circuit – with reigning champion Carlos Checa leading the way.