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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.

2015 Ducati Monster 821 First Look

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Ducati updates its middleweight Monster platform with the liquid-cooled 821cc Testastretta 11 L-Twin as the Italian marque debuts its all-new Monster 821.

BMW Concept Roadster First Look

Friday, May 23, 2014
BMW Motorrad debuts a Boxer-powered motorcycle concept at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este with its aggressively-styled Concept Roadster.

Michelin Takes Over MotoGP Tire Contract

Friday, May 23, 2014
French tire manufacturer Michelin returns to MotoGP, replacing Bridgestone as the spec tire supplier for the premier class in 2016.

Bultaco Reborn as Electric Motorcycle Brand

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Historic Spanish marque Bultaco will rebrand itself as an electric motorcycle maker, announcing the Rapitan prototype and promising new EV bikes for 2014.

Simon Andrews Dies After NW200 Crash

Monday, May 19, 2014
English road racer Simon Andrews succumbs to injuries sustained in a crash at the 2014 North West 200.

2014 North West 200 Results

Monday, May 19, 2014
The Dunlop brothers split Superbike wins on the final day of racing at the North West 200, with Michael taking the feature NW200 prize aboard his BMW S1000RR.

MotoGP Le Mans Qualifying Results 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Marc Marquez stays perfect with pole position secured at Le Mans, with the defending MotoGP champion followed on Row1 by Yamaha rookie Pol Espargaro and Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso.

2014 North West 200 SS & STK Results

Friday, May 16, 2014
Irishman Alastair Seeley improves his North West 200 successes, with a double victory performance during the opening day of the 2014 races.

2015 Suzuki RM-Z450 First Look

Friday, May 16, 2014
Suzuki updates its 450 Motocross platform with the air fork and launch control, with the 2015 RM-Z450 joined by its 250 four-stroke MX sibling, the RM-Z250, as well as the returning RM85 two-stroke.

2014 Tandragee 100 Results

Monday, May 5, 2014
The second round of the Irish road race series saw Dan Kneen double up in Superbike and William Dunlop take the Supersport win, but the racing was overshadowed by the death of competitor Noel Murphy.

2014 Q1 Motorcycle Sales Stagnate YOY

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
MIC sales data reveals virtually no change in new motorcycles sales year-over-year through the first quarter of 2014.

2014 Cookstown 100 Results

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Manxman Dan Kneen kicks off the road race season with a surprising victory in the Cookstown 100, with Derek Sheils and Michael Dunlop both claiming a pair of race wins.

World Superport Assen Results 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014
Pata Honda’s Michael Van der Mark celebrates his first career Supersort win in front of his Dutch home crowd at Assen.

World Superbike Assen Results 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Red flags and rain shortened the SBK racing at Assen, with Jonathan Rea and Sylvain Guintoli splitting win in the third round of the 2014 World Superbike Championship.

World Superbike Assen Superpole 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014
The championship leaders will start from the front row in Sunday’s pair of World SBK races at Assen, with Kawasaki’s Loris Baz claiming the first Superpole of his career.

Indian Sales Spur Polaris Growth in Q1

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Polaris enjoys another robust quarter, powered by its domination of the UTV market – while the 2014 Indian lineup boosts motorcycle sales revenue by 52% for the first quarter of 2014.

2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure First Ride

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
BMW adds the water-Boxer updates to its R1200GS Adventure for 2014, and MotoUSA takes a spin on the dirt and street in Arizona’s high desert terrain for a first ride review.

Seattle 450 Supercross Results 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Ryan Villopoto's Seattle homecoming had his fourth-consecutive title in sight, but he needed a win and some help.

Seattle 250 Supercross Results 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014
Jason Anderson and Cole Seely bring their 250 Supercross West Coast title fight to Seattle, with big implications for the Vegas finale.

2014 BMW R1200RT First Ride

Thursday, April 10, 2014
BMW updates its Reise-Tourer with the liquid-cooled Boxer Twin, cush electronic aids and ergonomic revisions. MotoUSA takes a spin on the redesigned R1200RT.