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Articles By Bart Madson - Editor

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.

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%.

MotoGP Assen TT Results 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner continue their title fight at Assen, with a major shakeup of the championship.

Rookie Rule Scrapped, One-Bike Rule Nixed

Friday, June 29, 2012
The Grand Prix Commission has repealed of the Rookie Rule, as well as a freeze on engine bore and stroke through the end of the 2014 season

MotoGP Assen TT Qualifying 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012
Casey Stoner returns to the top of the MotoGP field, claiming pole position for the Assen TT ahead of his Alien cohorts.

MotoGP Assen Thursday Practice 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Last year’s Assen TT winner, Ben Spies, sets the Thursday pace leading an Anglo/American top three at the Dutch circuit.

World Superbike Aragon Preview 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012
The now 41-year-old Max Biaggi rolls into Motorland Aragon, and the second half of the World Superbike season, in the catbird seat for SBK title number two.

2013 Triumph Trophy First Look

Friday, June 22, 2012
Triumph Motorcycles continues to expand its model lineup, adding a sport-touring platform with the all-new 2013 Triumph Trophy.

Silly Season & MotoGP Rookie Rule Repeal

Thursday, June 21, 2012
The MotoGP Silly Season drama continues with an expected repeal of the MotoGP Rookie Rule, opening the door for Marc Marquez to fill Casey Stoner’s Repsol Honda seat in 2013.

James Stewart to Race High Point

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Yoshimura Suzuki writer James Stewart confirms via Twitter that he will return to race at High Point Motocross

Isle of Man Supersport 2 TT 2012 Results

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Michael Dunlop scored his third career Isle of Man TT victory, the McAdoo Racing rider besting Cameron Donald in the second Supersport TT.

Isle of Man TT Zero Results 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Michael Rutter repeats as the TT Zero champion, the MotoCzysz rider one of three competitors to break the 100 mph lap barrier at the Isle of Man.