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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.

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.

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?