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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.

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.

Strategic Partnership for Polaris and Ariens

Thursday, December 19, 2013
Polaris announces a new strategic partnership with fellow Midwestern manufacturer Ariens to share R&D and collaborate on a new work vehicle marketed under Ariens’ Gravely brand.

The Triumph Gaffer’s Dodgy Double Life

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Embezzlement, bigamy, decadent luxury, a man eaten by tiger… a strange double life of one figure in British motorcycle history.

Michael Dunlop's 2014 Season in Doubt

Friday, November 22, 2013
Winner of four TT races in 2013, Michael Dunlop may miss the 2014 international road race season.

Kawasaki Supercharged Inline Four at Tokyo

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Kawasaki reveals a supercharged Inline Four engine at the Tokyo Motor Show.

Entry-level Yamaha R25 Concept First Look

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Yamaha saves a surprise for the Tokyo Motor Show, debuting a 250cc entry-level sportbike concept dubbed the R25.

Hutchinson Wins 2013 Macau Grand Prix

Monday, November 18, 2013
TT winner Ian Hutchinson marks an impressive return to winning form in the international road courses with a victorious effort in the 2013 Macau Grand Prix.

2014 Yamaha Tricity Scooter Concept First Look

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Yamaha reveals a leaning three-wheeled scooter concept at Milan dubbed the Tricity, billed as an ideal urban commuter for Europe.

Four Yamaha Electric Mounts for Tokyo Show

Monday, November 11, 2013
Yamaha teases four electric mounts for its display at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show, including two motorcycles, an e-scooter and kids minibike.

2014 Kawasaki J300 Scooter First Look

Monday, November 11, 2013
Kawasaki finally dives into the scooter market with its J300, a European-only model manufactured in partnership with KYMCO.

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Priced at $12,699

Friday, November 8, 2013
Suzuki has announced pricing for its redesigned 2014 V-Strom 1000, with the base model retailing for $12,699 and the Adventure spec $13,999.

2013 Motorcycle Sales Even Up in Q3

Thursday, October 31, 2013
The MIC reports 2013 motorcycle sales have evened up with last year's totals, catching up during the summer after a slow start.

MotoGP Motegi Results 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013
Jorge Lorenzo extends the 2013 MotoGP championship title fight to the Valencia finale with a flag-to-flag victory at Motegi.

MotoGP Motegi Qualifying 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Jorge Lorenzo snares pole position in the wet at Motegi ahead of championship rival Marc Marquez, with GP paddock also hearing the surprising news of American Ben Spies’ retirement.

2013 Suzuki GW250 First Ride Review

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Suzuki delivers its entry-level GW250 to the US market sporting a $3999 MSRP, but how does it ride? MotoUSA takes a spin on the new Suzuki during Orlando’s AIMExpo.