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Articles By Bart Madson - Managing Editor

Bart Madson
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Bashing away at an MCUSA keyboard for more than half a decade, Madson lends his scribbling input on everything from bike reviews to industry features and motorcycle racing reports.

Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Visor Review

Thursday, April 26, 2012
Pinlock visors claim to offer fog-free vision for motorcycle riders. Our tester sees for himself, reviewing the Shoei CW-1 Pinlock Visor.

MotoGP Jerez Preview 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo arrives at Jerez the MotoGP points leader, the Repsol Hondas in chase and the Valentino Rossi/Ducati marriage on the rocks. Get ready for Round 2 of the MotoGP championship.

MIC Reports Motorcycle Sales Up 6.7% in Q1

Monday, April 23, 2012
The Motorcycle Industry Council delivers some positive news on new motorcycle sales, reporting a sales increase of 6.7% for the first quarter of 2012.

World Supersport Assen Results 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012
Lorenzo Lanzi shines in his Honda World Supersport debut, taking the win in an incident-filled wet Supersport race at Assen.

World Superbike Assen Results 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012
Weather causes fits for the World Superbike ranks at Assen, with some surprising SBK results.

World Superbike Assen Superpole 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012
Tom Sykes takes another Superpole, the KRT ZX-10R rider seizing pole during a wet qualifying session.

World Superbike Assen Preview 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Carlos Checa looks to extend his World SBK points advantage over rival Max Biaggi, as Round 3 of the World Superbike Championship approaches at Assen.

AMA Pro Racing Road Atlanta Preview 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012
AMA Pro Racing returns to Road Atlanta after a year’s absence for Round 2 of the 2012 series, featuring the SuperBike battle between Josh Hayes and Blake Young.

Brammo Releases Empulse R Specs

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Brammo Inc reveals specs for its forthcoming Empulse electric motorcycle. The next generation Brammo claims 54 hp, 100 mph top speed and 121 mile range.

Audi Purchase of Ducati Imminent

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Long rumored for sale by Investindustrial, Ducati will be purchased by Audi for a reported 860 million Euros.

1349 Riders Honor Simoncelli at Brno

Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Czech MotoGP rider Karel Abraham led 1349 riders at a Marco Simoncelli tribute ride at the Brno circuit.

Ducati NA Claims 10.2% Growth in Q1

Monday, April 16, 2012
Amidst rumors of the company being acquired by Audi and controversy over its MotoGP program, Ducati claims its seventh consecutive quarter of sales increases.

Valentino Rossi Races Ferrari at Monza

Monday, April 16, 2012
Amidst turmoil surrounding Valentino Rossi’s two-wheeled MotoGP racing endeavor with Ducati, The Doctor races a Ferrari in the Blancpain Endurance Series season opener at Monza.

Texas MotoGP 2013 Stalemate Continues

Friday, April 13, 2012
Kevin Schwantz says plan on buying your tickets for next year's Texas Grand Prix, but the 2013 MotoGP race at Circuit of the Americas remains in legal stalemate.

BMW Motorrad Touts Record-Breaking Q1

Thursday, April 12, 2012
BMW reports the best first quarter sales figures in company history for BMW Motorrad and Husqvarna Motorcycles.

Valentino Rossi Vents Qatar Frustration

Thursday, April 12, 2012
Valentino Rossi’s already tense relationship with Ducati threatens to boil over after The Doctor vents his frustration after Qatar.

2012 Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC First Ride

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The Aprilia Tuono returns, redesigned around the World Superbike-winning RSV4. Motorcycle USA gets its first ride aboard the 2012 Aprilia Tuono V4R APRC.

MotoGP Qatar Qualifying 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012
Factory Yamaha rider Jorge Lorenzo nips reigning champion Casey Stoner to claim pole position in tomorrow’s Qatar Grand Prix.

MotoGP Qatar Friday Practice 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo leads the MotoGP field during Friday’s practice sessions under the Qatar lights at Losail, the factory Yamaha rider followed by Cal Crutchlow and Casey Stoner

MotoGP Qatar Free Practice 1 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Casey Stoner starts from the front at Qatar as the first MotoGP free practice session concludes at the Losail circuit.