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Blog Posts By Bart Madson

Ducati Diavel Press Launch

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Ducati Diavel Press Launch
Motorcycle USA scored an invite to the international press launch of the Ducati Diavel in Marbella Spain. I drew the lot of sampling one of the most anticipated rides of the year at the sunny ...
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Post Tags: Ducati Diavel

Crash Prone? What’s Your Sign?

Thursday, February 3, 2011
Crash Prone? What’s Your Sign?
"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves, that we are underlings." Cassius (Julius Caesar) Not so fast, Shakespeare, those stars may be at fault after all ...
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Post Tags: Allstate Astrology, Insurance Astrology

Motorcycle vs. Car Drifting Video

Monday, January 31, 2011
Motorcycle vs. Car Drifting Video
The motorcycle vs. car genre has delivered some tasty video footage of late, not the least of which from the chaps at Top Gear. The most recent YouTube sensation is a drift-off between a Kawasaki Z...
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Post Tags: motorcycle vs car, motorcycle drift, Nick Brocha

Shift Racing’s Stunter 13 Video

Friday, January 28, 2011
Shift Racing’s Stunter 13 Video
Team Shift rider Rafal Pasierbek has won a number of freestyle competitions in Europe. Hailing from Poland, Pasierbek also goes by the moniker Stunter 13 where he campaigns Shift str...
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Post Tags: Shift Racing, Stunter 13, Rafal Pasierbek

Elizabeth Raab Desmo Photography Collection

Friday, January 28, 2011
Elizabeth Raab Desmo Photography Collection
“An exploration of the aesthetical relationship between the female body and the mechanical body of iconic Ducati bikes. Perfect organisms which become the extension of one another.” ...
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Post Tags: Desmo Collection, Elizabeth Raab, Ducati Art

In the Saddle with Kawasaki's Bryan Smith Video

Wednesday, January 19, 2011
In the Saddle with Kawasaki's Bryan Smith Video
Kawasaki had a breakout season in AMA Flat Track last year. The Japanese marque won the combined manufacturers championship thanks to strong showings on the Singles courtesy of Henry Wile...
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Post Tags: Bryan Smith, Flat Track Kawasaki

Ducati MotoGP Wrooom 2011 Videos

Monday, January 17, 2011
Ducati MotoGP Wrooom 2011 Videos
Every year Ducati takes to the hills to present its MotoGP squad at Wrooom. The event takes place in the Italian Dolomites at the ski resort of Madonna di Campiglio and this year Ducati i...
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Post Tags: Ducati MotoGP, Wrooom 2011

Roland Sands Bell Star Helmet Video

Friday, January 14, 2011
Roland Sands Bell Star Helmet Video
Anyone who follows motorcycling in the U.S. knows the name Roland Sands. The former road-racer turned custom builder has been creating some of the coolest customs for years now, with the Rolan...
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Post Tags: Roland Sands Bell, RSD Bell

Fantasy SX Racing – Final Call!

Friday, January 7, 2011
Fantasy SX Racing – Final Call!
Anaheim 1 is a day away, so now’s the time to get signed up for Motorcycle USA’s Fantasy SX game. Get in on the ground floor of the 17-round showdown. A weekly pair of tickets to t...
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Post Tags: Fantasy SX, Fantasy Supercross

2011 Dakar Rally Coverage on Versus

Thursday, January 6, 2011
2011 Dakar Rally Coverage on Versus
Kudos to the Versus and its same day coverage of the 2011 Dakar Rally. The cable network’s half-hour daily recap is concise yet informative. It’s keeping tabs on the leaders of the moto...
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Post Tags: 2011 Dakar Rally, Ines Sainz

Favorite Assignments of 2010

Monday, January 3, 2011
Favorite Assignments of 2010
Another year at Motorcycle USA has flown by covering the ins and outs of the motorcycle industry. I feel lucky to be tasked with such interesting work, so in the New Year’s tradition of refle...
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Post Tags: best of 2010, favorite stories

Ride Honda CBR250R Around the World

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Ride Honda CBR250R Around the World
Need another creative way to pilfer time at work... besides reading Motorcycle USA? Take your Honda CBR250R for a jaunt around the world. The little pretend Honda motoring through pretend ...
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Post Tags: Honda CBR250R, Touringlobe

2011 Fast Dates World SBK Pinup Calendar

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
2011 Fast Dates World SBK Pinup Calendar
The New Year is almost upon us and you have no means of counting the days in 2011? Fear not, dear reader, as the good folk at FastDates.com deliver the 2011 Fast Dates World Superbike Calendar. We ...
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Post Tags: Racing Pinup, World Superbike

What We Learned at A1 Supercross

Tuesday, January 11, 2011
What We Learned at A1 Supercross
The A1 Supercross proved an exciting opening to one of the more anticipated SX seasons in recent memory. Watching the action on SPEED Channel’s live coverage, a couple of things stood ou...
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Post Tags: Anaheim Supercross, A1 Supercross

Fantasy Supercross: Sign Up Now!

Monday, December 20, 2010
Fantasy Supercross: Sign Up Now!
Sign up for Fantasy SX at Motorcycle USA. It’s free, easy and fun. Not only can you earn bragging rights amongst your friends and foes, there’s a shot at supremacy over MCUSA&rsquo...
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Post Tags: Fantasy Supercross, Fantasy SX

AMA Oh Snaps Schwarzenegger

Friday, December 10, 2010
AMA Oh Snaps Schwarzenegger
Outgoing California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger must have felt good when he read the headline proclaiming him the 2010 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year. If he continued to read the AMA press release...
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Post Tags: AMA Schwarzenegger

2011 Kawasaki Vaquero First Impressions

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
2011 Kawasaki Vaquero First Impressions
Kawasaki recently invited Motorcycle USA out to Lake Conroe Texas to ride its 2011 Vulcan Vaquero. Texas was a fitting location, as the vaquero moniker originated in the region, meaning cowboy (vac...
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Post Tags: Kawasaki Vaquero

CorsaCaffe Coffee Line for the Ducatisti

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
CorsaCaffe Coffee Line for the Ducatisti
Need a creative gift for that special Ducatisti in your life? Boy oh boy, have we got a deal for you... Check out the latest offering from Oregon’s Arun Sharma, who has launched the CorsaCaffe ...
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Post Tags: CorsaCaffe, CorsaVino, MotoCorsa

FIM Rally Champ Marc Coma Video Interview

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
FIM Rally Champ Marc Coma Video Interview
Marc Coma remains one of the top rally racers in the world. This year the Spaniard claimed his fourth FIM Cross Country Rally title, and he did so in dominating fashion winning all five events: Abu...
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Post Tags: Marc Coma Interview, FIM Rally Video

Ducati EICMA Milan Press Conference Video

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Ducati EICMA Milan Press Conference Video
Couldn’t make it to Milan for the EICMA bike show? Not to worry, the good folks at Ducati have soothed its Ducatisti rabble via high tech means. Someone videotaped the Italian manufacturers EICMA p...
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Post Tags: Ducati Diavel, EICMA Video