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Articles By Bart Madson - Editor

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.

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.

2013 Motorcycle Sales Thru Q2 Down 5.2%

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Year-to-date motorcycle sales are down 5.2% thru the end of Q2, though the second quarter sales have rebounded from a sluggish Q1 start.

Nissin ABS Defect Prompts Bike Recalls

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
At least four manufacturers have issued recalls for motorcycles sourcing Nissin ABS units that may have production defects.

Spring Creek 450 Motocross Results 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013
James Stewart gets back on top with an overall 450 MX victory at Spring Creek, while Ryan Villopoto stumbles and gives ground to Ryan Dungey in the title points.

Spring Creek 250 Motocross Results 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013
Eli Tomac extends his points lead in the 250 MX ranks with a 1-1 result at Spring Creek.

World Superbike Moscow Results 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013
Tragedy mars the return of World Superbike racing to the Moscow Raceway, with Marco Melandri taking the victory in the lone SBK race.

World Superbike Moscow Superpole 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013
Althea Racing’s Davide Giugliano snares the first Superpole victory of his career at Moscow Raceway, while points leader Tom Sykes takes a spill.

2014 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride

Monday, July 8, 2013
Yamaha looks to improve its lot in the 450 motocross ranks with a significant revamp of its YZ450F. MotoUSA tester Chris See puts it through the First Ride paces at Zaca Station.

Hero Buys 49.2% Stake in Erik Buell Racing

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
India’s largest motorcycle producer buys a 49.2% stake in Erik Buell Racing, investing $25 million in the American brand.

2013 Triumph Daytona 675R Street Comparison

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The 2013 Triumph Daytona 675R enters the Supersport Shootout fray with a new iteration of its 675cc Triple and up-spec chassis. But how does it handle its rivals on the street?

2013 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R Street Comparison

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Redesigned for the 2013 model year, Kawasaki's Ninja ZX-6R returns to the cheater 636 engine, but how does it fare in MotoUSA's Supersport Street Shootout.

2013 Suzuki GSX-R750 Street Comparison

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Suzuki's GSX-R750 is back with the cheater entry contesting the 2013 Supersport Street Shootout.

2013 Honda CBR600RR Street Comparison

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Honda challenges the 2013 Supersport Shootout field with a revamped CBR600RR. See how the CBR fares in the Supersport Street evaluation.

2013 Suzuki GSX-R600 Street Comparison

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Suzuki's GSX-R00 arrives at the 2013 Supersport Street Shootout as defending champion, but how does it fare in a rematch?

2013 Ducati 848 EVO SE Street Comparison

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Ducati brings it up-spec 848 EVO SE to the 2013 Supersport Shootout. See where the L-Twin Duc stacks up against its Triple and Inline-Four competition.

2013 MV Agusta F3 675 Street Comparison

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The 2013 MV Agusta F3 675 looks the part of a high-performance street bike, but how does it stack up against its Supersport rivals on the street?

2013 Yamaha YZF-R6 Street Comparison

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
The 2013 Yamaha YZF-R6 takes on its Supersport rivals on the street in MotoUSA's Supersport Street Comparison.