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Blog Posts By Bart Madson

Glory Stomper's Human Canvas

Monday, July 13, 2009
Glory Stomper's Human Canvas
The life of a custom motorcycle builder must be a strange one indeed. Jesse James and the OCC boys have cable television shows, and even those poor fellows without a starring role in their own real...
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Post Tags: Roland Sands, RSD Glory Stomper

Rossi’s New Nickname - The Receptionist

Thursday, July 9, 2009
Rossi’s New Nickname - The Receptionist
Turns out the Yamaha MotoGP boys have responsibilities other than racing, like starring in this clever promotional video for the Japanese marque. Think Grand Prix meets The Office: James Toseland a...
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Post Tags: Valentino Rossi, Yamaha MotoGP Video

Pedrosa Back in Top Form at Laguna

Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Pedrosa Back in Top Form at Laguna
Watching Dani Pedrosa’s impressive victory performance at the 2009 Laguna Seca USGP reminded MotoGP fans the pint-sized Spaniard is one of the top riders in the Grand Prix paddock. Pedrosa scor...
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Post Tags: dani pedrosa, motogp laguna seca

Honda Motorcycle Airbag Explained

Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Honda Motorcycle Airbag Explained
One of the smoothest rides on the road, the Honda Gold Wing is also one of the safest. As most readers already know, the Honda Gold Wing is the first production motorcycle to feature an optional...
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Post Tags: honda gold wing, honda airbag, motorcycle airbag

Scooter Sales Boom & Bust with Gas Price

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Scooter Sales Boom & Bust with Gas Price
The summer of 2008 will be remembered for a couple things: First there was that whole presidential election – yeah, that was last year! There was also $140/barrel oil driving gas prices up to $4 a ...
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Post Tags: scooter sales, high gas prices

First TTXGP Electric Motorcycle Race

Friday, June 12, 2009
First TTXGP Electric Motorcycle Race
The TTXGP is the highest-profile electric motorcycle race to date, with Team Agni’s Rob Barber taking the win. Using an exhibition race at the most famous circuit on earth to promote the fledgling ...
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Post Tags: TTXGP, Isle of Man electric TT

Earth 2100 - Motorcycle Future

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Earth 2100 - Motorcycle Future
Last night some of you out there, like me, may have been watching ABC’s two-hour environmental special Earth 2100. If you missed it, here’s the recap: Docu/drama featuring fictional story-line of g...
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Post Tags: future motorcycles, electric motorcycles

MotoGP as Close as it Looks?

Friday, May 29, 2009
MotoGP as Close as it Looks?
Coming into the 2009 road-racing season, odds were the World Superbike series would be the most competitive. Yet as we enter the summer, it’s MotoGP that seems to offer the most parity on the track...
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Post Tags: 2009 motogp season, motogp racing

Best AMA Superbike Blogger - Mat Mladin

Friday, May 22, 2009
Best AMA Superbike Blogger - Mat Mladin
Mat Mladin is a divisive figure in American motorcycle racing. Many love him, many love to hate him - there aren’t many American road-racing fans without a strong opinion on the six-time AMA Superb...
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Post Tags: mat mladin blog, mat mladin AMA Superbike

Triumph Thunderbird Barcelona Introduction

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Are you traveling to Barcelona, Spain? Barcelona's Sagrada Familia There aren’t many things that can make me smile at 4:30 a.m., but when I saw that question as I checked in for my early mor...
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Post Tags: Triumph Thunderbird, New Triumph Cruiser

James Stewart Must Win Vegas Finale

Sunday, April 26, 2009
James Stewart must win the Las Vegas Supercross finale. Regardless of the 6-point advantage, which would allow the Yamaha ace to lay off and let his rival Chad Reed cruise to the finish unchallenge...
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Post Tags: james stewart, supercross vegas

James Stewart Featured on ESPN Special

Friday, April 24, 2009
James Stewart’s success in AMA Supercross has broken barriers in motorcycle racing. Now mainstream America will get a closer look at the racing phenomenon when he is featured on ESPN’s E:60. It doe...
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Post Tags: james stewart, supercross feature

World Superbike Umbrella Talent

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The world is a better place for the occasional indulgence in a guilty pleasure. Now, I’m not talking big guilty pleasures - like say Bernie Maddoff being guilty after deriving a couple decades of p...
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Post Tags: umbrella girls, SBK grid girls, world superbike assen

On OHV Lead Bans and Sausage Making

Tuesday, April 21, 2009
The old saying is that the legislative process is like making sausage - it’s messy and you don’t want to see how it’s done. The CSPCA youth OHV lead ban is a stellar example of some bad sausage. ...
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Post Tags: CPSC Lead Ban, OHV Lead Ban

Greatest Harley-Davidson Ad of All Time

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Harley-Davidson has been coming out with some pretty entertaining ads lately, including the crazed weight lifter getting slapped around before bench pressing the new Harley-Davidson Dark Custom.  ...
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Post Tags: gymnast harley-davidson, gymnast fat bob

Hayden’s Troubling Ducati MotoGP Debut

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
There are two ways to look at Nicky Hayden’s Ducati Qatar MotoGP debut: It was either a moral victory, the injured American piloting his Ducati from 16th to 12th all while barely stitched together ...
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Post Tags: nicky hayden qatar, qatar grand prix, motogp qatar

Triumph Bonneville SE in Big Easy

Monday, March 30, 2009
Triumph is launching its 2009 Modern Classic line in New Orleans and Motorcycle USA is on the scene. Our test ride takes place tomorrow, but here are the preliminary details of the Modern Classic l...
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Post Tags: 2009 Triumph Bonneville SE, 2009 Triumph Classics

Hollow SportBike Wins for Buell?

Friday, March 27, 2009
When Buell 1125R rider Danny Eslick had to pit with his bike literally falling apart leading the Daytona 200, it looked like another Buell racing effort might fall apart too. With a second round of...
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Post Tags: buell sportbike, buell racing

Hopper Welcome Addition to World Superbike

Tuesday, March 24, 2009
As if American fans needed more incentive to turn their attentions to the international World Superbike series, John Hopkins is now racing the SBK championship for Stiggy Honda. (John Hopkins to Wo...
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Post Tags: john hopkins world superbike, hopkins SBK

Spies World Superbike Success Not a Surprise

Monday, March 16, 2009
Did we say Ben Spies might need to learn the international circuits before finding World Superbike success? Actually, it looks like the World Superbike grid might have to learn something new – seei...
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Post Tags: ben spies world superbike, ben spies wsb, spies success