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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 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.

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.