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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.

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.

2012 Kawasaki Dealer Meeting

Thursday, October 13, 2011
A new ZX-14 and four-seat side-by-side Teryx4 aren't all that was new at the 2012 Kawasaki Dealer Show in Orlando, Florida. Motorcycle USA reports.

New Ducati Monster for Sepang MotoGP?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Ducati is set to unveil something about its Monster lineup at the Sepang GP. What will the new Monster be?

2011 Honda VFR1200F Comparison

Monday, September 26, 2011
The Honda VFR1200F returns to a Motorcycle USA. This time see how the Honda stacks up in the 2011 Road Sport Shootout.

2011 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Comparison

Monday, September 26, 2011
All-new for 2011, the Kawasaki Ninja 1000 represents a more affordable and versatile street option for sportbike riders. See how in fares in the 2011 Road Sport Shootout.

2011 Yamaha FZ1 Comparison

Monday, September 26, 2011
The Yamaha FZ1 has been around for years, but how does the half-faired standard perform next to its road sport rivals in our 2011 Road Sport Shootout.

2011 BMW K1300S Comparison

Monday, September 26, 2011
The BMW K1300S delivers high performance luxury to the street, but see how it fares against its compeition in the 2011 Road Sport Shootout.

2011 Suzuki GSX1250FA Comparison

Monday, September 26, 2011
The Suzuki GSX1250FA faces off against its fellow street-oriented sportbikes in the 2011 Road Sport Shootout.