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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.

Jake Zemke Interview 2012 Daytona

Thursday, March 15, 2012
Former AMA champion Jake Zemke makes a welcome return to the AMA grid, running the Ducshop 848 in Daytona SportBike. MotoUSA catches up with the 2006 Daytona 200 winner before the 2012 season opener.

AMA Pro Racing 2012 Season Preview

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Bike Week is underway, which means another AMA Pro Racing season is ready to kick off on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway. Get up to speed with this 2012 AMA Pro Racing season preview.

2012 Daytona 200 Preview

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
This Saturday marks the 71st running of the Daytona 200. Read about the top contenders for the most prestigious road race in America in the Daytona 200 preview.

AMA SuperSport Daytona Preview 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The rising stars in American road racing return to compete in the AMA SuperSport series, with Motorcycle-Superstore.com returning as title sponsor.

Texas MotoGP Round Faces Legal Disputes

Friday, March 9, 2012
The planned Texas Grand Prix at Austin's Circuit of the Americas runs into more legal disputes.

McGuinness to Pilot Mugen Shinden at TT Zero

Monday, March 5, 2012
Team Mugen revealed its new Shinden TT Zero racebike, which will be piloted by 17-time TT winner John McGuinness.

Rapp to Race Daytona with Superstore Attack

Friday, March 2, 2012
Steve Rapp reunites with Attack Performance to race a Motorcycle Superstore/Big Kahuna/LeoVince-sponsored Kawasaki ZX-10R in the American SuperBike Daytona opener.

2012 MotoGP Sepang Test 2 Day 3

Thursday, March 1, 2012
Casey Stoner jumps back up to the front at Sepang, the Repsol Ace leading teammate Dani Pedrosa and former Repsol man Andrea Dovizioso.

2012 MotoGP Sepang Test 2 Day 2

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Ben Spies tops the timesheet during the second day of testing at the Sepang circuit, with afternoon rains putting a damper on testing plans.

2012 Brute Force 300 Entry-Level Report

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Our Dirt Editor already reviewed the new mid-displacement ATV entry from Kawasaki, but now it’s time for our entry-level tester to weigh in.

2012 World Superbike Season Preview

Thursday, February 23, 2012
Carlos Checa and company gather to contest the 25th World Superbike Championship. Get up to speed for the 2012 WSB season in this preview.

Erik Buell Racing Teams with Hero MotoCorp

Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Erik Buell has struck up a partnership with Indian motorcycle manufacturer Hero MotoCorp. Buell providing technical/design inputs and Hero sponsoring the company’s American SuperBike effort.

2012 World Superbike Phillip Island Test Day 2

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes heads the timesheet as pre-season World Superbike testing concludes at Phillip Island.

2012 World Superbike Phillip Island Test Day 1

Monday, February 20, 2012
Carlos Checa leads old GP foes Max Biaggi and Marco Melandri as the official preseason test kicks off at Phillip Island.

Haslam Fractures Tibia at Phillip Island Test

Monday, February 20, 2012
BMW Motorrad rider Leon Haslam fractures his right tibia during the official preseason test at Phillip Island, leaving the British rider’s status in the opening race in doubt.

KTM Claims 2011 Sales Increase of 22.4%

Friday, February 17, 2012
KTM claims a 22.4% increase in sales for 2011, the Austrian firm moving 81,200 units during the year.

Anthony West Lands Supersonic BSB Ride

Friday, February 17, 2012
The off-season ordeals of Anthony West appear to be over, as the Australian will campaign the 2012 season aboard the Supersonic BMW in British Superbike.

Checa Fastest at Phillip Island SBK Test

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The three-day private SBK test at Phillip Island ends with Carlos Checa and Tom Sykes leading the way, with key 2012 contender suffering injury.

BMW Incurs $3 Million NHTSA Penalty

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
BMW North American has agreed to pay $3 million in civil penalties after the NHTSA reports the German manufacturer noncompliant with several 2010 vehicle recalls.

2013 Victory Judge First Ride

Monday, February 13, 2012
Motorcycle USA gets its first ride on the all-new Victory Judge, the early 2013 model looking to keep the good times rolling at the other American V-Twin manufacturer.