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Blog Posts By Bart Madson

UNO III Transformer Electric Scooter

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
UNO III Transformer Electric Scooter
Aficionados of electric mobility eccentricities are likely already familiar with the UNO. A science fair project of 17-year-old student Benjamin Gulak, the original UNO was something of a cross bet...
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Post Tags: UNO III, Electric Scooter

Cookstown 100 Dokoupil Crash Photo

Friday, May 6, 2011
Cookstown 100 Dokoupil Crash Photo
Native Irishman Ryan Farquhar may have taken top honors at the 2011 Cookstown 100 with his five race wins, but it was a spectacular crash photo of Michal Dokoupil that stole the front page. Photogr...
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Post Tags: Cookstown 100, Michal Dokoupil

Yamaha Reflects on First-Ever Racing Win

Thursday, May 5, 2011
Yamaha Reflects on First-Ever Racing Win
The 2011 season marks Yamaha’s 50th year in Grand Prix. The Japanese marque has fielded an impressive roster of title-winning riders. The triumvirate of Roberts, Rainey and Rossi come to mind...
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Post Tags: Teruo Okada, Yamaha Mount Fuji

Castrol Honda Team Previews Monza

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Castrol Honda Team Previews Monza
The Castrol Honda World Superbike squad has released a video preview for Monza, Round 4 of the 2011 season. The nearly 90-year-old Italian circuit is renowned for its high-speed nature. Team M...
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Post Tags: Castrol Honda, Monza World Superbike

Video: Rok Bogoros Stunting KTM Duke 125

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Video: Rok Bogoros Stunting KTM Duke 125
KTM built its new Duke 125 for the European market, where tiered licensing mandates an entire crop of 125cc street bikes unseen on American shores. The little Duke isn’t slated for ...
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Post Tags: Rok Bogoros, KTM Duke 125

Video: Kawasaki Explains 2011 ZX-10R ABS

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Video: Kawasaki Explains 2011 ZX-10R ABS
A new video by Kawasaki explains the electronic safety advances on its latest Ninja Superbike. The ZX-10R comes into the model year as one of the more anticipated rides, the only full red...
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Post Tags: Kawasaki ZX-10R, Ninja Superbike

Motorcycle Miracle Man GMA Video Interview

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Most riders have probably by now seen the accident footage of rider Zachary Perez. The 25-year-old was rear-ended by a car on the Dallas North tollway, launching Perez into another lane and crushin...
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Post Tags: Zachary Perez, Motorcycle Miracle Man

Icon Motorsports + Roller Girls = Fun Video

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Icon Motorsports + Roller Girls = Fun Video
Our Pacific Northwest neighbors, Icon Motorsports, produce some great riding gear. The Portland-based company also comes up with some fun video content too (just check out the Motorcycle vs. Car Dr...
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Post Tags: Icon Video, Rose City Rollers

Video: Motus MST Prototype in Action at Barber

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Video: Motus MST Prototype in Action at Barber
Motus has released new on-track footage of its V-Four powered MST prototypes, with developers turning laps on Barber Motorsports Park. Based out of nearby Birmingham, Motus made its official public...
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Post Tags: Motus MST, Motus testing

Chad Reed Talks Riding Red - Video

Monday, April 18, 2011
Chad Reed Talks Riding Red - Video
One of the biggest surprises in this year’s Supercross season, and it’s been filled with plenty, has been the title-winning form of Chad Reed. The two-time SX champ entered the sea...
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Post Tags: Chad Reed, Honda Supercross

A Return to Form for Max Biaggi

Friday, April 15, 2011
A Return to Form for Max Biaggi
A weekend involving a face-slap means trouble, of one sort or another. And Max Biaggi ran into trouble at Donington for Round 2 of his SBK title defense. Most notable at the British circuit wa...
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Post Tags: Max Biaggi, World Superbike

Maxime Berger Donington Crash Pic

Friday, April 1, 2011
Maxime Berger Donington Crash Pic
It must have felt like April Fools came a week early for Maxime Berger. The Supersonic Ducati rider logged easily the oddest crash of the 2011 road racing season during last week’s ...
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Post Tags: Maxime Berger crash, Donington crash

2012 Triumph Street Triple Gets S3 Styling

Wednesday, March 30, 2011
2012 Triumph Street Triple Gets S3 Styling
Photos of the 2012 Triumph Street Triple reveal styling revisions similar to its Speed Triple sibling. Gone are the traditional bug-eyed circular head lamps, replaced by the distinctive shapes whic...
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Post Tags: 2012 Triumph Street Triple, 2012 Street Triple R

Scorpion EXO-500 Helmet Preview

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Scorpion EXO-500 Helmet Preview
The Scorpion EXO-500 helmet is an all-new design for 2011. Incorporating many of the features found in Scorpion’s existing EXO line, the 500 represents a budget lid with some premium hig...
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Post Tags: Scorpion EXO-500

How Motorcyclists Can Help Japan

Thursday, March 17, 2011
How Motorcyclists Can Help Japan
The devastating earthquake in Japan has killed thousands and left many more displaced from their homes. Riders can do their small part in the relief effort by contributing to Moto For Japan. Starte...
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Post Tags: japan earthquake, japan tsunami

Motorcycle Collector Henry Africa Dies at 77

Friday, March 11, 2011
Motorcycle Collector Henry Africa Dies at 77
Henry Africa, a motorcycle collector and owner of the San Francisco bar, Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker’s, has died at the age of 77. A colorful character in Downtown San Francisco, Africa’s ...
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Post Tags: Henry Africa, Eddie Rickenbacker's Bar

James Stewart’s Meaningless Daytona Lap

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
James Stewart’s Meaningless Daytona Lap
James Stewart logged a memorable performance at the Daytona Supercross. Once again the two-time champ proved he’s the fastest Supercross rider on the planet. He also revealed his cr...
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Post Tags: James Stewart, Daytona Supercross

Eric Bostrom & JD Beach Prep for Daytona

Friday, March 4, 2011
Eric Bostrom & JD Beach Prep for Daytona
One of the bigger off-season moves in AMA Pro Racing was the full-time return of Eric Bostrom. The 34-year-old shook off the rust last year in limited action aboard a Suzuki, but looks to...
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Post Tags: Eric Bostrom, JD Beach, Daytona 200

Royal Enfield vs. Harley-Davidson Ads

Friday, March 4, 2011
Royal Enfield vs. Harley-Davidson Ads
An historic brand in motorcycle history, Royal Enfield claims a heritage way back into the 19th century. Older than even Harley-Davidson, the Enfield brand was stamped on motorcycles from the indus...
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Post Tags: Royal Enfield Ad, Harley-Davidson Ad

Memorable Ride: Ortega Highway

Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Memorable Ride: Ortega Highway
Late last week I returned from a six-day trek down to our So-Cal office in Irvine, California. It’s a long trip on I-5 and often slow going, depending on the weather down through the Siskiyou...
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Post Tags: Ortega Highway, SR 74