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Articles By Bart Madson - Editor

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.

MotoGP Aragon Preview 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Misano winner Jorge Lorenzo looks to cut into Casey Stoner's 35-point advantage as the MotoGP paddock rolls into the Motorland Aragon circuit.

2012 Yamaha R1 Gets Traction Control

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Yamaha R1 gets electronic updates for the new model year, set to battle its 2012 Superbike rivals with traction control.

Husqvarna Debuts E-go Electric Concept

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Husqvarna takes a stab at the burgeoning electric motorcycle segment with its E-go concept, targeted at the entry-level youth market.

Hopkins Leads British Superbike Points

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
American John Hopkins sees his history-making British Superbike campaign improve, taking the points lead with a double victory at Donington.

2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 First Look

Monday, September 12, 2011
Ducati confirms the long-rumored expansion of its Streetfighter lineup with the announcement of its 2012 Streetfighter 848.

More 1000cc GP Tests for Ducati & Yamaha

Friday, September 9, 2011
Yamaha and Ducati conduct further tests on their 2012 1000cc racebikes at Italian circuits.

KTM Recalls 2011 Dirt Bike Lineup

Friday, September 9, 2011
KTM has recalled more than 6000 dirt bikes from its 2011 lineup to fix a possible handlebar safety hazard.

James Toseland Announces Retirement

Friday, September 9, 2011
British racer James Toseland has announced his retirement from motorcycle racing, citing long-term affects of a wrist injury earlier this year.

Kawasaki’s 2012 World SBK Plans Take Shape

Thursday, September 8, 2011
Claiming a surprising win at Nurburgring while at the same time cutting ties with Paul Bird Motorsport, Kawasaki offers up its plans for 2012 in WSB.

Misano MotoGP Qualifying 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011
Repsol Honda’s Casey Stoner secures yet another pole position in record-breaking fashion, the points leader heading the grid for tomorrow’s Misano GP.

MotoGP Owner Bridgepoint Acquires WSBK

Friday, September 2, 2011
MotoGP and World Superbike will be owned by the same parent company, with European private equity firm Bridgepoint purchasing SBK owner Infront Sports & Media.

Edwards to Forward Racing CRT in 2012

Friday, September 2, 2011
Colin Edwards will campaign the 2012 Grand Prix season, the Texan piloting a CRT effort from Forward Racing.

2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition – Day 9

Thursday, September 1, 2011
For two of the test riders, the Motorcycle USA 2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition ends with the final 450 miles of a 2500-mile journey concluding at MCUSA HQ.

2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition – Day 8

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The Motorcycle USA Adventure-Touring crew gets its best taste of the dirt toward the end, running the 101 miles of primitive road known as the Magruder Corridor.

2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition – Day 7

Monday, August 29, 2011
The Motorcycle USA crew makes it to the Idaho/Montana border again - this time preparing to face the Magruder Corridor on their Adventure-Touring mounts.

2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition – Day 6

Sunday, August 28, 2011
Day 6 of Motorcycle USA's Adventure-Touring expedition is spent out of the saddle, dodging bikes, boulders and black bears at the Big Sky XC.

2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition – Day 5

Saturday, August 27, 2011
Day 5 of the Motorcycle USA Adventure Touring Expedition gets us back on track and in Big Sky, Montana, ready to cover the XC race.

2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition – Day 4

Friday, August 26, 2011
The Adventure-Touring Expedition gets back on track with Big Sky, Montana in our sites.

2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition – Day 3

Thursday, August 25, 2011
Day 3 sees a change of plan for Motorcycle USA's Adventure-Touring Shootout. What? We're still in Utah?!

2011 Adventure-Touring Expedition – Day 2

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
After surviving the intense heat of Death Valley, Day 2 of the adventure touring expedition was red rock and high desert.