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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.

Electric Scooter Concepts at 2011 Tokyo Show

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and KYMCO all released electric scooter concepts at 2011 Tokyo Show. Here's a recap.

Tokyo Motor Show: Yamaha RYOKU

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Every bike show features quirky concept models. This is one of our favorites from the Tokyo Motor Show – the Yamaha XTW250 RYOKU.

Laverty Tops Three-day WSB Portimao Test

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Eugene Laverty topped the timesheets as Aprilia, BMW and Suzuki World Superbike teams conclude testing at the Portimao circuit.

Honda Shifting More Production to Thailand

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
The Japanese press reports Honda will transfer more motorcycle production from its domestic factory to manufacturing facilities in Thailand.

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Adventure First Ride

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Motorcycle USA samples Suzuki’s latest Wee-Strom riding through the Blue Ridge Mountains on the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Adventure.

1000cc MotoGP Era Opens with Valencia Test

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
New teams, new riders, new machinery… The 1000cc MotoGP era kicks off with post-season testing at the Valencia circuit.

2012 Honda Crosstourer Debuts at EICMA

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Big Red debuts the production version of its Adventure-Touring concept at EICMA 2011 with the 2012 Honda Crosstourer.

2011 Ducati Streetfighter Comparison

Monday, October 31, 2011
The 2011 Ducati Streetfighter returns to defend its title. Read more to see if the Duc can take bragging rights away from its Japanese competition.

2011 Kawasaki Z1000 Comparison

Monday, October 31, 2011
The 2011 Kawasaki Z1000 comes back for Streetfighter Shootout redemption, but can it improve on second-best in our final rankings?

2011 Triumph Speed Triple Comparison

Monday, October 31, 2011
The ever-popular Triumph Speed Triple goes head to head in our Streetfighter Comparo. See how the British warrior fares against its Italian and Japanese rivals.

2011 Honda CB1000R Comparison

Monday, October 31, 2011
The 2011 Honda CB1000R battles for the first time ever in a Motorcycle USA Streetfighter Shootout. See how it fares.

2011 Ducati Diavel Streetfighter Comparison

Monday, October 31, 2011
The 2011 Ducati Diavel gets wild card status in this year's Streetfighter Comparison. See how it fares against its lighter more nimble competitors.

2011 Streetfighter Shootout

Monday, October 31, 2011
Sportbike performance with more forgiving ergos and stripped down styling. Once again its time for a MotoUSA Streetfighter Shootout.

Polaris Industries Invests in Brammo Inc

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Polaris Industries leads a $28 million dollar investment in Brammo Inc to grow the Ashland, Oregon-based electric motorcycle business.

Harley-Davidson Recalls 250,000 Motorcycles

Monday, October 24, 2011
Harley-Davidson recalls more than 250,000 of its 2009-2012 Touring, CVO Touring and Trike models for rear brake issues.

Marco Simoncelli Dies in Sepang GP

Sunday, October 23, 2011
The Sepang MotoGP race is cancelled after an on-track incident takes the life of 24-year-old Marco Simoncelli.

Moto2 Sepang Results 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011
Stefan Bradl just missed clinching the Moto2 crown at Sepang, placing second to Thomas Luthi as rival Marc Marquez sits on the sidelines.

New Ducati Monster 795 for Asian Market

Friday, October 21, 2011
Ducati launches another Monster aimed specifically for the Asian market with its Monster 795.

How Triumph Makes Motorcycles

Thursday, October 20, 2011
Triumph has manufactured more than 500,000 bikes since its 1990 rebirth. See how Triumph makes motorcycles.

Inside Triumph Motorcycles

Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Hinkley-based Triumph has been churning out its distinctive Twin and Triple-powered motorcycles for 21 years now. Read the story behind the new Triumph.