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Articles By Bart Madson - Editor

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.

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.

2013 Harley-Davidson First Looks

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The Motor Company celebrates 110 years with special anniversary editions and new Hard Candy Custom paint options, as well a modest restyling of its 2013 Dyna Street Bob.

Sam Wheeler Prepares for 400 mph

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Land Speed Racing legend Sam Wheeler is retooling his E-Z-Hook Streamliner this fall for the first 400 mph motorcycle run at Bonneville.

BMW Sales, Revenue & Production Up for 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012
The Q2 financial reports are out and BMW Motorrad claims increases in sales, revenue and production year-over-year for the first half, despite a modest second-quarter decline.

Loretta Lynn's Motocross - Wednesday 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012
The 2012 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship continues with the second day of racing at the Loretta Lynn Ranch.

2012 Motorcycle Sales Up 2.8% Through Q2

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The MIC estimates through the first half of 2012 are in with sales of new motorcycles reporting a 2.8% increase from 2011.

AMA Pro Racing Laguna Seca Friday 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012
The AMA Pro Racing crew splits time with the MotoGP paddock as Friday practice sessions get underway at Laguna Seca.

MotoGP Laguna Seca Free Practice 1 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012
Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa leads the MotoGP field as the 2012 Laguna Seca US Grand Prix gets underway with Free Practice 1.

Attack Performance CRT Takes on MotoGP

Friday, July 20, 2012
AMA Pro Racing team owner Richard Stanboli spearheads an audacious racing project from his Attack Performance shop – building a MotoGP racebike from scratch.

2012 Kawasaki KLR650 Project Bike Part 2

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Motorcycle USA’s KLR650 project bike gets another round of aftermarket updates, including touring-friendly seat and windscreen, as well as some crash protection.

BMW First Half Sales Even & Husqvarna Up

Monday, July 9, 2012
BMW Motorrad sales dropped slightly in the first half of 2012, down 2.3%, while its Italian subsidiary, Husqvarna, enjoys strong growth at 48%.