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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.

BMW Recalls R1200GS for Fork Issue

Monday, April 29, 2013
BMW has issued a recall for its redesigned 2013 R1200GS, with concerns over the a loose fork locking bolt.

Polaris Industries Nets Record Q1 Results

Friday, April 26, 2013
Polaris Industries reports a record Q1 in 2013, with ORV sales up 7% and net income of $75.5 million.

World Superbike Assen Friday 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013
The World Superbike paddock gets started at Assen under blustery conditions, with Tom Sykes the fastest and fellow Brit Leon Haslam suffering a broken leg.

Ben Spies to Miss Jerez for Injury Rehab

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Ben Spies will miss the upcoming Jerez MotoGP round as the Pramac Ducati rider struggles to return to full fitness from a 2012 shoulder injury.

2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 Comparison

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
All-new for 2013, the Kawasaki Ninja 300 delivers surprising performance to the entry-level sportbike class - squaring off against its familiar rival, the Honda CBR250R.

2013 Honda CBR250R Comparison

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Down 47cc and one cylinder, the Honda CBR250R puts up a fight against the all-new Kawasaki Ninja 300 in this entry-level sportbike comparison.

Kawasaki Ninja 300 vs. Honda CBR250R

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A displacement war in the entry-level sportbike market? Kawasaki responds to the Honda CBR250R challenge with 50 more cubes and the Ninja 300.

MotoGP Qatar Results 2013

Sunday, April 7, 2013
Jorge Lorenzo begins his title defense with a dominating performance at Qatar, but Valentino Rossi and Marc Marquez stole the show with thrilling battle in the closing laps.

Houston 450 Supercross Results 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013
Ryan Villopoto looks for his fifth consecutive Supercross main victory under the lights at Houston’s Reliant Stadium.

Houston 250 Supercross Results 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013
Marvin Musquin, Wil Hahn and Blake Wharton continued their three-man battle for the 250 Supercross East series title with an exciting race in Houston.

MotoGP Qatar Qualifying 2013

Saturday, April 6, 2013
Defending MotoGP champion Jorge Lorenzo secures the season opening pole position under the lights at Losail.

Houston Supercross Preview 2013

Friday, April 5, 2013
After a week off, the Supercross boys get back to work at Houston, where Ryan Villopoto looks to hold his 12 point championship lead.

Marquez Closes COTA Test on Top

Friday, March 15, 2013
Rookie Marc Marquez continued to show up his Repsol Honda teammate with the fastest time of the final day of testing at the Circuit of the Americas.

BMW Announces Management Changes

Thursday, March 14, 2013
BMW Group announces the departure of Frank-Peter Arndt for health reason, with his position filled by Harald Kruger and the return of former employee Peter Schwarzenbauer from Audi.

ESPN Drops X Games Best Trick Events

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Following the death of competitor Caleb Moore, ESPN announces it will drop the Moto X Best Trick and Snowmobile Best Trick events from its X Games program.

Factory Yamaha Concludes COTA Testing

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Lorenzo closes the gap but still trails rookie Marc Marquez at the COTA test, with Yamaha leaving after Day 2 of testing.

Sturgis Trademark Battle Not Resolved

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A US District Magistrate Judge recommends key issues in the Sturgis trademark battle, including fraud in obtaining the trademark, should be decided by a jury.

Inaugural COTA MotoGP Test Underway

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Rookie Marc Marquez leads the timesheet as Honda and Yamaha open a three-day private test at Austin’s Circuit of the Americas.

Myers & Texter Grid Up for Daytona

Monday, March 11, 2013
There’s plenty of Daytona storylines swirling as a new racing season begins, but don’t overlook the return of Elena Myers and Shayna Texter – who broke barriers in 2012.

Changes Recharge Electric Racing Series

Friday, March 8, 2013
The TTXGP and FIM have buried the hatchet with proposal for a unified electric road-racing world series, while on domestic front the AFM homologates Brammo’s Empulse models to race against ICE competition.