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Blog Posts By Bart Madson

Watch Valentino Rossi Make Ducati Debut

Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Watch Valentino Rossi Make Ducati Debut
Valentino Rossi has turned his first-ever laps on the Ducati Desmosedici. The 31-year-old tossed a leg over his new Duc during post-season MotoGP testing at the Valencia circuit. Teaming with the I...
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Post Tags: Valentino Rossi, Rossi Ducati

MV Agusta F3 Wallpaper Available

Friday, November 5, 2010
MV Agusta F3 Wallpaper Available
The MV Agusta F3 Supersport is perhaps the most lust-worthy creation to debut at the EICMA Milan Bike Show. Not familiar with the new 675cc Triple-powered supersport from the historic Italian marqu...
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Post Tags: MV Agusta F3, MV Agusta Supersport

Need Proof CB1000R Coming to the US?

Friday, November 5, 2010
Need Proof CB1000R Coming to the US?
Need proof that the Honda CB1000R is Coming to America? Fear not, as American Honda shows the new CB1000R coming out of the crate here in the U.S. Literally...
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Post Tags: CB1000R video, Honda CB1000R

YikeBike Electric Scooter

Thursday, November 4, 2010
YikeBike Electric Scooter
And now for something completely different… We spotted the YikeBike in the press gallery of the INTERMOT bike show last month. The electric powered ride’s isn’t all that new, having made its debut ...
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Post Tags: YikeBike, Electric Scooter

First Production Motorcycle Up for Auction

Monday, November 1, 2010
First Production Motorcycle Up for Auction
Bonhams is renowned as a seller of rare motorcycles, but the U.K.-based auction house firm will have one of the rarest on the block early next year. The auction, which will take place in Vegas on J...
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Post Tags: Hildebrand & Wolfmuller, motorcycle auction

Nike Teams with MV Agusta for NFL Ad

Friday, October 29, 2010
Nike Teams with MV Agusta for NFL Ad
MV Agusta’s F4 superbike features prominently in Nike’s latest NFL ad campaign – Get Fast or Get Forgotten. Five of Nike’s NFL stars talk about their need for speed, with the promotional photo feat...
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Post Tags: Nike motorcycles, MV Agusta NFL

Hells Angels vs. New York Fashion

Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Hells Angels vs. New York Fashion
Sonny, we have a problem. Death head = haute couture. Plenty of blood’s been spilled courtesy of outlaw biker violence, but the Hells Angels are letting the lawyers proffer the beat down on Alex...
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Post Tags: Hells Angels, Alexander McQueen

Kawasaki Flat Tracker Bryan Smith Video

Friday, October 22, 2010
The little Twin that can… When famed engine tuner Bill Werner started campaigning the Ninja 650R in AMA Pro Flat Track the paddock took notice. And during the 2010 season, the Ninja had a breako...
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Post Tags: Kawasaki Ninja 650R, Kawasaki Flat Track

Inaugural LA Motorcycle Film Festival

Friday, October 22, 2010
Inaugural LA Motorcycle Film Festival
Short films about motorcycling will take to the red carpet in the first annual LA Motorcycle Film Festival. Taking place in Los Angeles, California the festival will host outdoor screenings of shor...
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Post Tags: motorcycle films, motorcycle film festival

Carmichael’s Pad in Architectural Digest

Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Carmichael’s Pad in Architectural Digest
Ricky, Architectural Digest called. You're in. Ricky Carmichael has finally hit the big time – Architectural Digest. Sure RC may have a bajillion motocross and Supercross titles to his credit, b...
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Post Tags: Ricky Carmichael, Architectural Digest

Triumph’s Final Tiger Tease, We Hope

Thursday, October 7, 2010
Triumph’s Final Tiger Tease, We Hope
Triumph will hold off the final reveal of its Tiger 800 for November’s EICMA Milan Bike Show, with the British marque debuting its 2011 Speed Triple and new Thunderbird Storm at INTERMOT this week....
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Post Tags: Triumph Tiger 800

Cafe Racer to Debut on HD Theater

Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Cafe Racer to Debut on HD Theater
A new motorcycle show will hit the airwaves next week when HD Theater debuts its new series, Café Racer. The show is the creation of motojournalist Mike Seate, who runs a magazine of the same name....
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Post Tags: Cafe Racer, HD Theater

Newly Crowned Biaggi to Miss Finale?

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Newly Crowned Biaggi to Miss Finale?
Max Biaggi vaulted back to World Champion status with his masterful 2010 campaign in World Superbike. Now the Aprilia ace seems to be calling in sick for work this weekend at the Magny Cours season...
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Post Tags: Max Biaggi, Aprilia World Superbike

Carmichael Makes NASCAR Nationwide Debut

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Carmichael Makes NASCAR Nationwide Debut
Motocross GOAT Ricky Carmichael continues to climb the NASCAR ladder. The 15-time Motocross/Supercross champ will make his debut in the Nationwide Series at Kansas Speedway on October 2nd. Carmicha...
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Post Tags: Ricky Carmichael, Carmichael Nationwide

Three Days, 1183 Miles & Wet Notebooks

Friday, September 24, 2010
Three Days, 1183 Miles & Wet Notebooks
1183 miles. That’s what the trip-meter said when I pulled into the office this morning after our three-day sport-touring testing run. The trip included myself and two of our test pilots from last y...
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Post Tags: sport-touring testing, sport-touring comparison

Sport-Touring Test Underway

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Sport-Touring Test Underway
Our sport-touring steeds gaze at the Columbia River (top) before approaching our Day 1 destination, Aberdeen (bottom). With the first days of Fall approaching, it’s time to get those long-dist...
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Post Tags: sport-touring motorcycle, sport-touring comparison

Kawasaki Video on Its Flat Trackers

Friday, September 17, 2010
Kawasaki Video on Its Flat Trackers
One of the sub-plots of AMA Flat Track this season has been the breakthrough of the Kawasaki Ninja 650R in the GNC Twins. Famed engine tuner Bill Werner teamed with former champ Jay Springsteen to ...
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Post Tags: Kawasaki Flat Track

Noyes Reflects on Tomizawa and Lenz

Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Noyes Reflects on Tomizawa and Lenz
The past two MotoGP rounds have been marred by the on-track fatalities of Shoya Tomizawa and Peter Lenz. The two young riders (Tomizawa 19, Lenz 13) have reminded racing fans of the lethal risk inh...
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Post Tags: Shoya Tomizawa, Peter Lenz

Offensive Lineman & Scooter Meet Pickup

Thursday, September 2, 2010
Offensive Lineman & Scooter Meet Pickup
What happens when a scooter-bound 273-pound offensive lineman meets the front end of an F-150 head on? What... Just... Happened... A viral video. Iowa’s Josh Koeppel is the subject of th...
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Post Tags: Josh Koeppel, scooter crash, Iowa Football

Rossi’s Love Note to Yamaha M1

Monday, August 16, 2010
Rossi’s Love Note to Yamaha M1
Valentino Rossi is the greatest Grand Prix rider of all time. He is also an odd fellow. The Italian rider comes across as quite passionate – particularly when it comes to motorsports. So it’s no su...
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Post Tags: Rossi to Ducati, Rossi Leaves Yamaha