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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.

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.

Jake Zemke Fills in for 2013 Daytona 200

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Former Daytona 200 winner Jake Zemke finds a last-minute seat for the season opener, filling in for injured rider Garrett Willis on the Desmo Veloce Ducati.

Johnson on MV Agusta F3 at 2013 TT

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Englishman Gary Johnson will campaign the 2013 Isle of Man TT and North West 200 Supersport races aboard the MV Agusta F3.

Brammo Empulse R Motorcycle Review

Friday, March 1, 2013
MotoUSA takes a spin on the Brammo Empulse R and tests its claims of 100 mph top speed and 100-mile range.

Filippo Preziosi Resigns from Ducati

Thursday, February 28, 2013
The former director of Ducati’s MotoGP project, Filippo Preziosi, has resigned from Ducati citing poor health.

Harley-Davidson Museum & Factory Tour

Friday, February 22, 2013
Motorcycle USA tags along for a behind-the-scenes tour of Harley-Davidson's Wisconsin operations - including a visit to the H-D Museum, Pilgrim Road factory and exclusive R&D facility.

Harley-Davidson Pilgrim Road Steel Toe Tour

Friday, February 22, 2013
Follow along as Motorcycle USA visits Harley-Davidson's engine production facilities on the Pilgrim Road Steel Toe Tour.

H-D R&D Product Development Center

Friday, February 22, 2013
Harley-Davidson provides a brief peek behind the curtain at its secretive R&D Product Development Center.

2013 World SBK Televised on beIN SPORT

Friday, February 22, 2013
The 2013 World Superbike series shifts from SPEED to beIN SPORT, with fans now able to watch races streamed live on www.beinsport.tv.

2013 BMW R1200GS Priced at $15,800

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
BMW announces surprising prices for its much-anticipated 2013 R1200GS – with the base $15,800 MSRP $350 less than its predecessor.

Pierer on Husqvarna & KTM 390 Duke Plans

Monday, February 11, 2013
KTM CEO Stefan Pierer confirms the Duke 390 for the U.S. market and initial plans for the newly acquired Husqvarna brand.

Honda Reveals CTX700 Models for 2014

Friday, February 8, 2013
Honda reveals its new 2014 CTX model line, with the CTX700 and CTX700N sourcing the 670cc Parallel Twin and featuring Honda's optional Dual Clutch Transmission.

2012 US Motorcycle Sales Tally 452,386

Monday, February 4, 2013
The Motorcycle Industry Council reports 452,386 motorcycles sold for 2012 from its reporting brands, up 2.6% from the previous calendar year.

2013 BMW R1200GS First Ride

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Redesigned from top to bottom, the 2013 BMW R1200GS takes a great bike and makes it even better. We flew to South Africa to get our hands on the Beemer for some GS adventuring.