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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 Donington Superpole 2012

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Tom Sykes nabs his fourth Superpole of the year, the Kawasaki rider edging fellow Brit Leon Haslam for pole position at Donington.

Zero Claims 240% Growth in Q1 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012
While its rival Brammo gets headlines for revealing its new Empulse, Zero Motorcycles touts a 240% increase in revenue for Q1.

Daimler Plans smart Electric Scooter by 2014

Friday, May 11, 2012
Automotive giant Daimler has announced plans to bring the smart electric scooter concept to market by 2014.

World Superbike Donington Preview 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012
Following controversy at Monza, World Superbike returns to Donington Park, the circuit where SBK began 25 years ago.

Vermeulen to Sub for Edwards at Le Mans

Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Former MotoGP competitor Chris Vermeulen will sub for injured Forward Racing CRT rider Colin Edwards at Le Mans.

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.