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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.

Closer Look at the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000

Monday, October 21, 2013
Suzuki reveals more information on its redesigned 2014 V-Strom 1000 at the AIMExpo in Orlando, including details on its first-ever traction control system and engine power claims.

Possible Honda CTX1300 Spied Testing

Monday, October 21, 2013
Spy shots reveal another all-new addition to the Honda lineup with the possible CTX1300 powered by a transverse-mounted V-Four sourced from the ST1300 sport-tourer.

MotoGP Phillip Island Qualifying 2013

Saturday, October 19, 2013
Jorge Lorenzo secures pole position at Phillip Island, with a surprising twist for tomorrow’s race with tire woes requiring a mandatory pit stop.

2014 Suzuki Burgman 200 First Look

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Suzuki expands its stateside scooter lineup for the 2014 model year with the introduction of its European best-seller the Burgman 200.

2014 EBR 1190RX First Look

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Erik Buell Racing debuts its 185-horsepower and $18,995 1190RX superbike at the AIMExpo, with EBR also announcing it's going World Superbike racing in 2014.

Aprilia’s Dall’Igna Moves to Ducati Corse

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Ducati has tapped out Aprilia racing boss Luigi Dall'Igna to takes over the top spot at Ducati Corse, replacing Bernard Gobmeier.

Marquez Penalized for Aragon MotoGP Incident

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Race Direction issues a one penalty point to Marc Marquez for the Aragon GP incident with teammate Dani Pedrosa. And defending champ Lorenzo weighs in with tense words at the Sepang press conference.

2013 ISDE Sardinia Final Results

Monday, October 7, 2013
The 88th running of the International Six Days Enduro ends with Team USA runner up to Team France in the World Trophy standings.

2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure First Look

Monday, October 7, 2013
BMW delivers the expected Adventure version of its signature R1200GS, the latest GS Adventure sourcing the liquid-cooled Boxer Twin.

World Superbike Magny-Cours Results 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013
Kawasaki’s Tom Sykes cements his SBK points lead with a double-victory performance in a pair of red flag-shortened races at Magny-Cours.

World Superbike Magny-Cours Superpole 2013

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Championship points leader Tom Sykes claims his eighth Superpole victory of the season and earns pole position at Magny-Cours.

World Superbike Magny-Cours Friday 2013

Friday, October 4, 2013
Sylvain Guintoli leads the way on his native soil, the Frenchman outpacing SBK rival Tom Sykes in Friday’s World Superbike action at Magny-Cours.

2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R First Look

Friday, October 4, 2013
KTM reveals photos and specs for its promised 1290 Super Duke R – a 180-horsepower, 417-pound bit of street kit KaTooM marketing dubs “The Beast.”

2013 Honda CBR500R Comparison

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Read the conclusion of MotoUSA's comparison review of the Honda CBR500R, which squares off against the Kawasaki Ninja 300 and Ninja 650.

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs Honda CBR500R

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Watch the plucky Kawasaki Ninja 300 battle the bigger Honda CBR500R in this comparison review.

2013 Honda CBR500R vs Ninja 300 & 650

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The entry-level sportbike market includes two all-new bikes in 2013, the CBR500R and Ninja 300. See how the new Honda stacks up in the sportbike class.

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 650 vs CBR500R

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
The Honda CBR500R sits between the Ninja 300 and Ninja 650 on the spec sheet, but how about on the road? Read more in the Ninja 650 vs CBR500R comparison.

Laguna Seca Dropped from MotoGP Schedule

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will not host a MotoGP round in 2014, with the California circuit dropped from the schedule.

Officials Investigate Marquez/Pedrosa Incident

Monday, September 30, 2013
Race Direction is investigating the Aragon crash involving Repsol Honda teammates Dani Pedrosa and Marc Marquez.

Herrin to Moto2, Beaubier Gets SuperBike

Monday, September 30, 2013
Daytona SportBike champion Cameron Beaubier gets promoted to the Graves Yamaha SuperBike squad for 2014 to replace the SuperBike title-winning Josh Herrin, who’s headed for Moto2.