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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.

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.

Anthony West Loses Second Ride?

Friday, February 10, 2012
After getting shafted out of his CRT ride in MotoGP, it looks like Anthony West just got ride number two pulled out from under him.

Japan 2011 MC Production Down, Exports Up

Friday, February 3, 2012
Data from the Japan Automobile Manufacturer Association (JAMA) confirms a 3.8% drop in production during the 2011 calendar year, with a 2.3% increase in exports.

2012 MotoGP Sepang Test Day 3

Thursday, February 2, 2012
Casey Stoner tops the timesheet during the season-opening Sepang MotoGP test in record-breaking fashion, dipping under the 2-minute mark.

2012 MotoGP Sepang Test Day 2

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner gets back on the track and back on top of the timesheet during Day 2 of the Sepang test.

2012 MotoGP Sepang Test Day 1

Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Yamaha’s Jorge Lorenzo tops the chart as 2012 testing begins at Sepang, with defending champ Casey Stoner sitting out due to a back injury.

2012 MotoGP Sepang Test Preview

Monday, January 30, 2012
The three-day MotoGP Sepang test begins tomorrow, here’s what to watch for as the 2012 season gets into gear.

Anthony West Loses Speed Master CRT Seat

Friday, January 27, 2012
Australian rider Anthony West has lost his ticket back to MotoGP, unable to round up sponsorship to secure his seat on the Speed Master CRT squad.

TT Racer Keith Amor Retires

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Scottish road racer Keith Amor announces his retirement from motorcycle racing due to shoulder injuries.

Guy Martin Signs with Tyco Suzuki

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
The most popular man in road racing inks another deal with the TAS Suzuki squad, teaming with Conor Cummins on the Tyco Suzuki

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.