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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.

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.

2013 Motocross of Nations Results

Monday, September 30, 2013
Team USA claims silver at the 2013 Motocross of Nations in Germany, unable to match the Belgians, who claim their 15th MXoN title.

2014 Yamaha FZ-09 First Ride

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
One of the most anticipated bikes in the 2014 model year, Yamaha’s FZ-09 sports a new Inline Triple and jaw-dropping $7990 MSRP. But how does it ride?

BMW Confirms Production E Scooter for 2014

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
At Frankfurt Show, BMW Motorrad confirms the C evolution electric scooter will enter production in 2014, and teases four new motorcycle models before the year’s end.

2014 Ducati 899 Panigale First Look

Monday, September 9, 2013
Ducati updates its 848 with the all-new 899 Panigale, outfitted with a new 148-horspower Superquadro L-Twin and the monocoque chassis of its 1199 sibling.

Electronic Suspension for 2014 Yamaha FJR

Friday, September 6, 2013
Yamaha released new information for its 2014 motorcycle lineup, headlined by a version of its FJR1300 sport-touring mount that sources electronic suspension.

No Surgery for Marquez After Silverstone Crash

Thursday, September 5, 2013
MotoGP rookie Marc Marquez will not require surgery for the dislocated shoulder he suffered during a pre-race warm-up crash at Silverstone.

2014 Harley-Davidson Touring First Rides

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Harley-Davidson reveals its new liquid-cooled Twin Cam 103 and Motorcycle USA gets first ride spin aboard the 2014 Electra Glide Ultra Limited.

2014 Yamaha YZ250F Quick Ride

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Yamaha turns around the engine on its YZ250F MX bike and adds fuel injection. MotoUSA takes a quick spin on the pre-production model for an initial riding impression.

2013 Burgman 650 ABS Scooter First Ride

Monday, August 12, 2013
After a decade in service and 83,000 units sold worldwide, the Burgman 650 gets spruced up for 2013. MotoUSA takes a ride on Suzuki’s flagship maxiscooter.

Crutchlow to Ducati, Espargaro to Tech 3

Friday, August 2, 2013
Ducati confirms the signing of Cal Crutchlow for the 2014-2015 campaigns, while Yamaha fills the British rider’s Tech 3 sport with rising star Pol Espargaro.