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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.

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.

Honda NM4 Vultus Concept First Look

Friday, March 21, 2014
Honda debuts a new scootercycle concept model, the NM4 Vultus, which Big Red states is planned for production.

Daytona 450 Supercross Results 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014
Reigning Supercross champ Ryan Villopoto extend his points lead with a dominating victory at Daytona.

Daytona 250 Supercross Results 2014

Saturday, March 8, 2014
The powerhouse Pro Circuit Kawasaki trio notched another impressive result in the 250 Supercross series, sweeping the 2014 podium at Daytona.

2015 Ducati Diavel First Look

Monday, March 3, 2014
Ducati updates its Diavel for the 2015 model year, with the Italian devil sourcing a more powerful version of the Testastretta 11 engine as well as styling updates.

Hero Shows Diesel-powered RNT Utility Bike

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Hero MotoCorps latest batch of designs included some intriguing new concepts, including the diesel-powered RNT.

Hero Electric Leap Scooter & iON Concept

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Hero's new model designs at Indian Auto Expo include electric-hybrids like the pre-production Leap scooter and futuristic electric-fuel cell-powered iON.

Hero Hastur 620 First Look

Friday, February 21, 2014
Hero MotoCorp's new 620cc Hastur represents an ambitious model for the Indian marque and displays a direct connection with EBR’s engineering efforts.

Marquez Breaks Leg Riding Dirt Track

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Reigning MotoGP champion Marc Marquez will miss the upcoming pre-season test at Sepang after breaking his leg in a dirt track training accident.

Hero Debuts Bikes Developed with EBR

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest-volume motorcycle manufacturer, debuted new two-wheeled designs developed jointly with EBR, including the HX 250R sportbike.

Utah Motorcycle Lane-Splitting Bill Tabled

Monday, February 17, 2014
A bill that would legalize motorcycle lane-splitting in Utah has stalled in committee owing to safety concerns.

CBR650F & Interceptor Join 2014 Honda Lineup

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
American Honda adds the all-new CBR650F to the 2014 model lineup, along with the return of its VFR Interceptor as well as a production Montesa trials bike.

2014 MotoGP Sepang Test Day 1

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
The MotoGP paddock shakes off the rust with the first test of 2014 at the Sepang circuit in Malaysia, with defending champion Marc Marquez leading the charge.

2014 King of the Motos Results

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Beta rider Cody Webb takes top honors in the King of the Motos extreme enduro race at the annual Johnson Valley King of the Hammers event.

2013 Motorcycle Sales Increase 1.4%

Monday, February 3, 2014
The MIC reports motorcycle sales grew by 1.4% in 2013, with dual-purpose and off-road enjoying the largest gains while scooter sales struggle.

RawHyde ADV Intro to Adventure Class

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
RawHyde Adventures trains riders on the finer points of maneuvering big ADV bikes off-road – so our dirt-leery editor gets schooled in the Intro to Adventure class.

MCUSA Editor Favorites 2013: Bart Madson

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Motorcycle USA's Managing Editor Bart Madson shares his favorite assignment and favorite ride of 2013.