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Articles By Bart Madson - Managing Editor

Bart Madson
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Bashing away at an MCUSA keyboard for more than half a decade, Madson lends his scribbling input on everything from bike reviews to industry features and motorcycle racing reports.

BMW August Motorcycle Sales Best Ever

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
BMW Motorrad claims its best August sales month to date, with year-to-date 2012 BMW motorcycle sales up in the 15.6% US market.

Schwantz Sues Circuit of the Americas

Monday, September 10, 2012
The troubled Texas MotoGP race finds more controversy, as Kevin Schwantz sues the Circuit of the Americas (COTA).

2013 Harley-Davidson Street Bob First Ride

Monday, September 3, 2012
Harley-Davidson marks its 110th year in the motorcycle business with its 2013 model lineup. MotoUSA samples the refreshed Street Bob during a three-day Canadian tour.

World SBK Tests at Moscow Circuit

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
In preparation for Round 11 of the World Superbike series, SBK riders test at the new Moscow Raceway circuit – with reigning champion Carlos Checa leading the way.

2013 Harley-Davidson First Looks

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
The Motor Company celebrates 110 years with special anniversary editions and new Hard Candy Custom paint options, as well a modest restyling of its 2013 Dyna Street Bob.

Sam Wheeler Prepares for 400 mph

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Land Speed Racing legend Sam Wheeler is retooling his E-Z-Hook Streamliner this fall for the first 400 mph motorcycle run at Bonneville.

BMW Sales, Revenue & Production Up for 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012
The Q2 financial reports are out and BMW Motorrad claims increases in sales, revenue and production year-over-year for the first half, despite a modest second-quarter decline.

Loretta Lynn's Motocross - Wednesday 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012
The 2012 Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship continues with the second day of racing at the Loretta Lynn Ranch.

2012 Motorcycle Sales Up 2.8% Through Q2

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The MIC estimates through the first half of 2012 are in with sales of new motorcycles reporting a 2.8% increase from 2011.

AMA Pro Racing Laguna Seca Friday 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012
The AMA Pro Racing crew splits time with the MotoGP paddock as Friday practice sessions get underway at Laguna Seca.

MotoGP Laguna Seca Free Practice 1 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012
Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa leads the MotoGP field as the 2012 Laguna Seca US Grand Prix gets underway with Free Practice 1.

Attack Performance CRT Takes on MotoGP

Friday, July 20, 2012
AMA Pro Racing team owner Richard Stanboli spearheads an audacious racing project from his Attack Performance shop – building a MotoGP racebike from scratch.

2012 Kawasaki KLR650 Project Bike Part 2

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Motorcycle USA’s KLR650 project bike gets another round of aftermarket updates, including touring-friendly seat and windscreen, as well as some crash protection.

BMW First Half Sales Even & Husqvarna Up

Monday, July 9, 2012
BMW Motorrad sales dropped slightly in the first half of 2012, down 2.3%, while its Italian subsidiary, Husqvarna, enjoys strong growth at 48%.

MotoGP Assen TT Results 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012
Jorge Lorenzo and Casey Stoner continue their title fight at Assen, with a major shakeup of the championship.

Rookie Rule Scrapped, One-Bike Rule Nixed

Friday, June 29, 2012
The Grand Prix Commission has repealed of the Rookie Rule, as well as a freeze on engine bore and stroke through the end of the 2014 season

MotoGP Assen TT Qualifying 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012
Casey Stoner returns to the top of the MotoGP field, claiming pole position for the Assen TT ahead of his Alien cohorts.

MotoGP Assen Thursday Practice 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Last year’s Assen TT winner, Ben Spies, sets the Thursday pace leading an Anglo/American top three at the Dutch circuit.

World Superbike Aragon Preview 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012
The now 41-year-old Max Biaggi rolls into Motorland Aragon, and the second half of the World Superbike season, in the catbird seat for SBK title number two.

2013 Triumph Trophy First Look

Friday, June 22, 2012
Triumph Motorcycles continues to expand its model lineup, adding a sport-touring platform with the all-new 2013 Triumph Trophy.