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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.

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The Grand Prix Commission has repealed of the Rookie Rule, as well as a freeze on engine bore and stroke through the end of the 2014 season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

AMA Pro Racing Road America Insider 2012

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Josh Hayes and Martin Cardenas consolidated their stranglehold on the SuperBike and SportBike series as AMA Pro Racing approaches the halfway marker at Road America.

McGuinness & Donald Top 129 mph at TT

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Cameron Donald challenged for fastest qualifying lap at the 2012 Isle of Man TT, but King of the Mountain John McGuinness remains the fastest man at this year’s TT.

McGuinness Sets Pace at 2012 IOM TT

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
John McGuinness leads the way during opening qualifying sessions at the 2012 Isle of Man TT, with the King of the Mountain turning a 128.267 mph.

AMA Pro Racing Miller Saturday 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012
AMA Pro Road Racing qualifying gets underway from Miller Motorsports Park.

2012 North West 200 Recap

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Alastair Seeley tallied a breakout performance at the 2012 North West 200, as the road racing elite gear up for the 2012 Isle of Man TT.

2013 Kawasaki KX450F & KX250F First Look

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Kawasaki releases news on its 2013 motocross lineup, featuring a pneumatic spring fork on its KX450F and revisions to its KX250F.

2012 KLR650 Project Bike Part 1

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Motorcycle USA’s KLR650 project bike gets its first upgrades in the Oregon garage, kitted with an aftermarket battery, Dunlop knobbies and routine maintenance update.

North West 200 Superstock Results 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012
Alastair Seeley takes the North West 200 Superstock win by a comfortable margin, the Northern Irishman claiming his sixth career NW200 victory.

Casey Stoner Announces MotoGP Retirement

Thursday, May 17, 2012
Casey Stoner shocks the Grand Prix racing world by announcing his retirement from MotoGP at the end of the 2012 season.

Seeley Leads NW200 2012 Field

Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Irishman Alastair Seeley looks primed for a pole position start in both Superbike and Supersport at the North West 200.

MotoGP LeMans Preview 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Casey Stoner arrives at Le Mans with the MotoGP points lead, the reigning champion set to battle rivals Jorge Lorenzo and Dani Pedrosa at the French Grand Prix.