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Blog Posts By Bart Madson

Here’s to Motorcycle Mike

Monday, March 24, 2014
Here’s to Motorcycle Mike
MotoUSA’s local paper in Southern Oregon, The Medford Mail Tribune, often runs a small column that highlights the paper’s news clippings from 100 years ago. It makes for an amusing coff...
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Post Tags: Vintage Motorcycles, Motorcycle History

Honda's Road to Dakar Comic Part II

Monday, March 3, 2014
Honda's Road to Dakar Comic Part II
Honda continues its graphic novel narration of the Japanese marque’s return to the Dakar Rally with the release of Part 2. The HRC squad contested the latest Dakar with a five-rider effort, l...
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Post Tags: Honda Dakar, HRC Dakar, Road to Dakar

Suzuki MotoGP Bike Public Debut at Suzuka

Monday, March 3, 2014
Suzuki MotoGP Bike Public Debut at Suzuka
Suzuki debuted its MotoGP racebike to its home fans at a special Open Day at Suzuka. Test rider Nobuatsu Aoki rode the GP racer, the Japanese rider having returned from the official three-day MotoG...
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Post Tags: Suzuki MotoGP, Suzuka MotoGP

Wheeler E-Z-Hook Streamliner Dyno Video

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Wheeler E-Z-Hook Streamliner Dyno Video
The Race to 400 mph video series continues as Sam Wheeler gets his redesigned E-Z-Hook Streamliner up on the dyno. As documented in previous installments of the Race to 400, Wheeler’s E-Z-Hoo...
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Post Tags: E-Z-Hook Streamliner, Sam Wheeler

HondaProRacing Line Issue 5 Available

Thursday, February 6, 2014
HondaProRacing Line Issue 5 Available
Honda has released Issue 5 of its interactive digital magazine – HondaProRacing Line. The free publication documents Big Red’s latest two-wheeled racing exploits. Issue 5 highlights inc...
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Post Tags: Honda Racing, HRC

Honda Previews Dakar in Comic Form

Friday, December 27, 2013
Honda Previews Dakar in Comic Form
Honda has previewed its forthcoming 2014 Dakar Rally effort in novel form, narrating the HRC project in comic strip fashion. A past three-time winner of the Paris to Dakar Rally, Honda has long ago...
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Post Tags: Honda, HRC, Dakar

2013 Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix Video

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
2013 Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix Video
The annual Macau Grand Prix always comes along just when you think the road racing season has ended. MotoGP and World Superbike have wrapped up, along with all the national Superbike series –...
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Post Tags: Macau GP, Macau Grand Prix

Yamaha SR250 Rides to Mongolia Documentary

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
The Mongol Rally is an annual event put on by the aptly-named group - “The Adventurists.” Now in its 10th year, the rally is a helter skelter conglomeration of teams that journey from E...
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Post Tags: Yamaha SR250, Mogolia Rally

New MotoTalk Podcast with Shawn Thomas

Wednesday, August 28, 2013
New MotoTalk Podcast with Shawn Thomas
Professional ride coach Shawn Thomas shares stories from fellow riders and industry insiders in his new podcast: MotoTalk with Shawn Thomas. A tour leader for the California-based RawHyde Adventure...
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Post Tags: MotoTalk, motorcycle podcast

Bridgestone Video Explains MotoGP Tires

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Bridgestone Video Explains MotoGP Tires
MotoGP represents the pinnacle of motorcycle road racing, and Bridgestone has partnered up as the spec tire supplier of the series since 2009. It’s a challenging task, providing reliable grip...
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Post Tags: Bridgestone Tires, MotoGP

Yoshimura Suzuki MX On Every Sunday Video

Thursday, June 13, 2013
Yoshimura Suzuki MX On Every Sunday Video
The weekly grind of the professional AMA Motocross/Supercross season is a demanding schedule. Wear and tear on the riders is obvious, manifest in constant injury. And life ain’t easy for the ...
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Post Tags: Yoshimura Suzuki, James Stewart

Clancy Ride Crosses State of Jefferson

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Clancy Ride Crosses State of Jefferson
Last week Contributing Editor Dr. Gregory Frazier paid a visit to MotoUSA HQ in Medford, Oregon. The good doctor was stopping by on the American leg of his Clancy Centennial Ride, which retraces th...
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Post Tags: Clancy Ride, Dr. Frazier, Carl Stearns Clancy

FMF/KTM Baja 500 Recap Video

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
FMF/KTM Baja 500 Recap Video
The Factory FMF/KTM team finished runner-up in the Baja 500 behind the JCR Honda trio. Kurt Caselli, Mike Brown and Ivan Ramirez recovered from an early crash from Caselli, which required chase rid...
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Post Tags: Baja 500, Kurt Caselli, FMF/KTM racing

McGuinness Joey Dunlop Tribute TT Video

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
McGuinness Joey Dunlop Tribute TT Video
John McGuinness may not have won the opening Superbike race at this year’s Isle of Man TT, but the 19-time TT winner did earn his King of the Mountain status with the fastest-ever lap on the ...
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Post Tags: Joey Dunlop, John McGuinness

Hydroplane Motorcycle Test on MythBusters

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Hydroplane Motorcycle Test on MythBusters
The crew at MythBusters has set its sights on the motorcycle world once again. Having already tested the green credentials of bike vs car, as well as yanking off the table cloth trick with a Buell ...
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Post Tags: MythBusters, Honda 500AF

Factory KTM Baja 500 Pre-run Video

Friday, May 31, 2013
Factory KTM Baja 500 Pre-run Video
The Factory FMF/KTM Offroad team will be a prime contender for the Score Baja 500, currently running from Ensenada. (Watch the live stream at score-international.com). The team features the ageless...
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Post Tags: Baja 500, KTM

Wheeler E-Z-Hook Streamliner Bodywork Video

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Wheeler E-Z-Hook Streamliner Bodywork Video
Sam Wheeler’s Race to 400 video series from Ignition3 continues with Episode 5 – which sees the E-Z-Hook streamliner get a new skin and make its public debut. Having long sported a dist...
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Post Tags: Sam Wheeler, E-Z-Hook Streamliner, Bonneville

Yamaha Video Teases 2013 M1

Friday, March 15, 2013
Yamaha Video Teases 2013 M1
The Factory Yamaha MotoGP squad recently wrapped up testing at the all-new Circuit of the Americas. Next up for Jorge Lorenzo and Valentino Rossi is the final official pre-seaso...
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Post Tags: Yamaha MotoGP, Yamaha M1

Video: DiSalvo’s Daytona 200 Podium Triumph

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Video: DiSalvo’s Daytona 200 Podium Triumph
As another AMA road racing season kicks into gear at Daytona, Triumph relives its 2012 Daytona 200 podium finish in a new video. The Team Latus team ran Jason DiSalvo last year in special Gary Nixo...
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Post Tags: Jason DiSalvo, Daytona 200

Isle of Man TT Prints for Charity

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Isle of Man TT Prints for Charity
Photographer Kevin Warren’s Isle of Man TT racing galleries offer road racing fans a chance to core TT prints and support related charities. The TT Marshals Association receives 20% of procee...
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Post Tags: Isle of Man TT