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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.

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.

Injured Lascorz Transported to Spain

Thursday, April 5, 2012
Joan Lascorz has been transported to his native Spain to recover from injuries sustained during SBK testing at the Imola circuit.

2012 MotoGP Season Preview

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Casey Stoner defends his MotoGP title with new 1000cc machinery and the upstart CRT class joining the grid. Get up to speed in our 2012 MotoGP season preview.

Dani Pedrosa Arrested in Valencia

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Repsol Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa has reportedly been arrested in Valencia, Spain for cheating on a boat licensing test.

World Superbike Imola Test 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012
Tom Sykes breaks the Imola lap record yet again, this time in a one-day post-race test at the Italian circuit. The testing marred by serious injury of Sykes’ teammate, Joan Lascorz.