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Blog Posts By Bart Madson

Video: Erik Buell Racing 1190RS Part II

Friday, July 29, 2011
Video: Erik Buell Racing 1190RS Part II
The second promotional video of the Erik Buell Racing 1190RS is out (Watch the first installment at Video: Erik Buell Racing 1190RS Part I). Presented by Rat Pack Records, the EBR Nation YouTu...
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Post Tags: EBR 1190RS, Erik Buell

Video: Erik Buell Racing 1190RS Part I

Monday, July 25, 2011
Video: Erik Buell Racing 1190RS Part I
It may have gotten lost in the MotoGP headlines at the Red Bull USGP at Laguna Seca, but Erik Buell Racing managed another top-10 result in the AMA’s American SuperBike series with the E...
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Post Tags: Eric Buell, Buell 1190RS

Video: Yamaha GP Blast From the Past

Friday, July 22, 2011
Video: Yamaha GP Blast From the Past
Yamaha continues to crank out its humorous promotion videos with its Yamaha 50th Anniversary GP Video coming on the eve of the Red Bull USGP at Laguna Seca. Think of it as Grumpy Old Men ...
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Post Tags: Yamaha MotoGP, Yamaha Racing

Paying a Visit to the Ace Café

Friday, July 22, 2011
Paying a Visit to the Ace Café
Bombed by the Blitz in WWII. Battleground of the Rockers and Mods. Birthplace of the café racer. The Ace Café has seen a lot of history played out over the years. Motorcycle USA paid ...
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Post Tags: Ace Cafe, Triumph Motorcycles

Yamaha Looks Back at First GP Title

Thursday, July 7, 2011
Yamaha Looks Back at First GP Title
The 2011 Grand Prix season marks Yamaha’s 50th anniversary in the premier road racing series. The tuning fork brand continues to celebrate the half century mark by reflecting on its raci...
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Post Tags: Yamaha Grand Prix, Phil Read

Scooters and Supercars Converge on Museum

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Scooters and Supercars Converge on Museum
In the world of motorized transportation, there couldn’t be a more disparate pairing than scooters and supercars. The two vehicle groups will converge, however, on the Peterson Automotiv...
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Post Tags: Scooters and Supercars, Peterson Automotive Museum

Motus Motorcycles MST Goes on Tour

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Motus Motorcycles MST Goes on Tour
Motus Motorcycles has announced dates for the first leg of its American V4 Sport Tour. The Alabama-based firm will showcase its MST and MST-R models at 13 locations between July 11-30. The...
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Post Tags: Motus MST, Motus Sport Tour

Charge: Electric TT DVD Preview Video

Friday, July 1, 2011
Charge: Electric TT DVD Preview Video
Most road racing fans are familiar with filmmaker Mark Neale, as the maker of MotoGP classic Faster and follow-up The Doctor, the Tornado and the Kentucky Kid. Neale is currently working ...
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Post Tags: TTXGP Isle of Man, Charge DVD

Red Bull X Fighters Rome Video Highlights

Friday, July 1, 2011
Red Bull X Fighters Rome Video Highlights
The city of Rome knows a thing or two about throwing spectacles in large stadiums. The home of the Coliseum played host to the Red Bull X Fighters tour for the second consecutive year, with&nb...
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Post Tags: Red Bull X Fighters, FMX Rome

Win a Chance to Ride with Simoncelli

Thursday, June 30, 2011
Win a Chance to Ride with Simoncelli
One lucky American rider will get to ride with a quartet of road racing stars this September courtesy of Dainese. The Italian Legendary Tour 2011 is a four-day excursion that will see participants ...
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Post Tags: Marco Simoncelli, Dainese Tour, Italian Legendary Tour

Best State to Ride is… Florida?!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Best State to Ride is… Florida?!
On Wednesdays here at the Motorcycle USA HQ, our taskmasters reward the hired help with the much-appreciated breakfast snack. It usually consists of a bagel or donut, but today it was a croissant f...
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Post Tags: Progressive Insurance, Best State to Ride

Pirouetting Supersport Crash Video

Friday, June 24, 2011
Pirouetting Supersport Crash Video
From the in case you missed it files… Check out the bizarre aftermath of a seeming routine racing incident at Magny-Cours. After one rider crashes and takes out a competitor, the two Su...
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Post Tags: Magny-Cours crash, Supersport crash

Baldolini Takes His Lashes on Twitter

Friday, June 24, 2011
Baldolini Takes His Lashes on Twitter
Nobody wants to be “that guy.” You know the one: that guy who got pantsed at the assembly. That guy who dropped his lunch tray in the cafeteria. That guy who draws unwanted attention fo...
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Post Tags: Alex Baldolini, MotoGP Twitter

Budds Creek Motocross Highlight Video

Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Budds Creek Motocross Highlight Video
Need a primer on what to expect for the upcoming Round 5 of AMA Motocross at Thunder Valley? Review the official recap of the preceding Round 4 action at Budds Creek in the embedded video belo...
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Post Tags: Budds Creek, AMA Motocross Video

Video: Pastrana on AGV AX-8 TP199 Helmet

Thursday, June 23, 2011
Video: Pastrana on AGV AX-8 TP199 Helmet
He may be spending more time on four wheels than two of late, but Travis Pastrana remains the most popular motorcycle personality in America. The X-Games-winning, Thrillbillies-starring, Rally...
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Post Tags: Travis Pastrana, AGV AX-8, TP199 helmet

Will Ducati GP11.1 = Rossi 2011.1?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Will Ducati GP11.1 = Rossi 2011.1?
Funny how things don’t always work out the way they’re supposed to. The big off-season racing news between 2010 and 2011 was Ducati betting the farm on the greatest motorcycle racer of ...
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Post Tags: Ducati GP11.1, Valentino Rossi

Video: Aprilia RSV4 APRC vs. Nissan GT-R

Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Video: Aprilia RSV4 APRC vs. Nissan GT-R
How does the new Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC stack up against the Nissan GT-R on the track? Aprilia is keen to show everyone in its latest video promotion, where the World Superbike-derived RSV4...
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Post Tags: Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC, Nissan GT-R

Ride To Work Day 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011
Ride To Work Day 2011
This year marks the 20th time Americans have been urged ditch their cages for two-wheeled rides to the office, as motorcyclists celebrate the June 20th Ride To Work Day. My RTWD mount this year was...
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Post Tags: Ride to Work Day, Kawasaki Versys, Pacific Coast Highway

World SBK Returns to the Beehive State

Saturday, May 28, 2011
World SBK Returns to the Beehive State
Utah is notable in the public consciousness for two things: skiing and the local religion. But the Beehive State is working hard to make motorsport number three. Miller Motorsports Park en...
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Post Tags: World Superbike, Miller Motorsport Park

MotoGP Press Conferences, Must See TV

Thursday, May 12, 2011
MotoGP Press Conferences, Must See TV
The 2011 MotoGP season is young but already boasts some wonderfully awkward press conference moments. Jorge Lorenzo and Marco Simoncelli sparring last round at Estoril was the highlight t...
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Post Tags: MotoGP Le Mans, MotoGP Press Conference