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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.

Harley-Davidson Sales Up 5.9% in 2011

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The fourth quarter earnings report reveals Harley-Davidson income has doubled from the previous year, with its retail motorcycle sales up 5.9% in 2011.

Motorcycle Sales Hold Steady for 2011

Friday, January 20, 2012
The 2011 motorcycle sales estimates from the Motorcycle Industry Council is in, with annual unit sales holding steady at 440,000.

Ducati Tests GP12, 250 hp Details Revealed

Friday, January 20, 2012
While the factory Ducati effort cautiously tests their new racebike, one of its satellite squads spills the beans on the new GP12.

2012 Honda NC700X First Look

Friday, January 20, 2012
Honda brings its NC700X to American shores, the first of four new models from Big Red making use of a new 670cc Parallel Twin and its Dual Clutch Transmission.

Andrew Pitt Retires from Racing

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Two-time World Supersport Champion Andrew Pitt retires from motorcycle racing.

21-Rider 2012 MotoGP Grid Revealed

Friday, January 13, 2012
The FIM has released the provisional 2012 MotoGP grid, with 21 riders lining up full time – with all nine CRT efforts revealed.

2012 Dakar Rally Stage 11 Results

Thursday, January 12, 2012
Cyril Despres takes another stage victory and extends his lead over Marc Coma as the Dakar Rally enters Peru for the first time.

Eslick to Ride Buell in American SuperBike

Thursday, January 12, 2012
Danny Eslick returns to Buell racing, the two-time Daytona SportBike champ jumping into American SuperBike aboard the EBR 1190RS.

2012 Dakar Rally Stage 10 Results

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Husqvarna takes the stage win while Coma and Despres are back in a dead heat for the overall.

Clavicle Surgery for Andrea Dovizioso

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
MotoGP competitor Andrea Dovizioso undergoes surgery to repair the broken collarbone injured in an off-season motocross crash.

Mahindra Shows New Mojo & Moto3 Racer

Monday, January 9, 2012
Mahindra doubles its production motorcycle lineup and features its new Moto3 racebike at the 2012 Delhi Auto Show.

BMW Motorrad Reports Record Sales in 2011

Monday, January 9, 2012
BMW Motorrad records its best sales year ever in 2011, its 104,286 units sold exceeding the German marque’s previous best set in 2007.

2012 Dakar Rally Stage 5 Results

Thursday, January 5, 2012
Cyril Despres extended his lead over teammate and rival Marc Coma with a Stage 5 victory in the 2012 Dakar Rally.

50cc Piaggio and Vespa Scooters Recalled

Thursday, January 5, 2012
Piaggio recalls more than 2100 of its 50cc scooters for an ignition control unit replacement.

Max Biaggi Assembles 2012 World SBK Crew

Friday, December 23, 2011
Max Biaggi will contest the 2012 World Superbike season with an all-new crew, with his long-time crew chief headed to MotoGP.

AMA Comments on NTSB Cell Phone Ban

Monday, December 19, 2011
The National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) made waves with its bold call for a nationwide ban on cell phone use while driving. The AMA responds.

2012 MotoGP Silly Season Updates

Monday, December 19, 2011
The 2012 MotoGP paddock is taking shape as new CRT details are rolling out. Stay up to date in this MotoGP silly season update.

Ruben Xaus to Lead Bimota Racing Effort

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Bimota looks to Ruben Xaus to pilot its return to racing on the world stage as the company fields a Moto2 effort and possible SBK entry.

NTSB Calls for Cell Phone Driving Ban

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called for a nationwide ban all cell-phone use while driving.

Husqvarna Strada 650 Concept First Look

Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Husqvarna Motorcycles keeps expanding its street offerings, revealing its Strada 650 at the Paris Motor Show.