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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.

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.

2011 Road Sport Shootout

Monday, September 26, 2011
Sportbikes purpose-built for the street, not the track. Motorcycle USA gathers five motorcycles that fit the bill for our 2011 Road Sport Shootout.

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 XC Comparison

Monday, September 19, 2011
Triumph's Tiger 800 XC is only a middleweight, but we stack it up against the big adventure touring bikes to see how it handles itself in the big picture.

WSB Misano Test: Melandri Leads, Elias Debuts

Thursday, September 15, 2011
Yamaha's Marco Melandri set the pace while MotoGP rider Toni Elias made his BMW Italia debut during a two-day SBK test at Misano.

Supersonic Withdraws from World Superbike

Thursday, September 15, 2011
The Supersonic Racing satellite Ducati team has announced it will not participate in the 2012 World Superbike championship

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.