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Articles By JC Hilderbrand - Off-Road Editor

JC Hilderbrand
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Hilde is holding down the fort at MotoUSA’s Southern Oregon HQ. With world-class dirt bike and ATV trails just minutes away, the hardest part is getting him to focus on the keyboard. Two wheels or four, it doesn’t matter to our Off-Road Editor so long as it goes like hell in the dirt.

2013 Polaris Scrambler XP 850 First Ride

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Polaris adds a new model to its Sport segment, the 2013 Polaris Scrambler XP 850. We got to take this big-bore ATV for a ride during a visit to the Bull Run Guest Ranch and had an absolute blast.

QuadBoss UTV Accessories Review

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
We sample several items from the QuadBoss UTV catalog to upgrade our side-by-side equipment for more enjoyable trail use.

2013 Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs First Look

Wednesday, September 26, 2012
MotoUSA was on hand for a detailed look at the 2013 Can-Am Maverick 1000R and Maverick 1000R MAX when BRP pulled the cover off its new sport side-by-sides.

2013 KTM 1190 Adventure R First Look

Thursday, September 20, 2012
KTM has leaked photos and details about the European version of the 2013 KTM Adventure R. This ADV motorcycle will reach America as a 2014 model.

2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer Comparison Review

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer has a lot of proving to do in order to topple the premier ADV market, but the British machine has plenty up its sleeve.

2012 BMW R1200GS Comparison Review

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The BMW R1200GS has stood the test of time and weathered plenty of competition from other adventure bikes. Now it has to square off with another challenger.

2012 Adventure Touring Comparison

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Triumph Tiger Explorer takes aim at our defending Adventure Touring champion to see how it compares to the BMW R1200GS. These heavyweight ADV bikes represent latest and greates versus an industry benchmark.

2013 Yamaha Tactical Black Rhino 700 1st Ride

Thursday, September 6, 2012
What's more manly than shooting guns and riding side-by-sides? We got our outdoors fix packing heat around Gunsite Academy on the 2013 Yamaha Tactical Black Rhino 700 SE.

2013 Honda XR650L First Look

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Honda is keeping the XR650L in its dual sport lineup for 2013, retaining the components that have made it a standby for years.

2013 Polaris Ranger XP 900 First Ride

Thursday, August 23, 2012
Polaris brings a new top-dog to its working lineup of side-by-side vehicles with the 2013 Ranger XP 900. This new machine has been beefed up to offer more potential for work and recreation.

SCORE Drops All U.S. Races for 2013

Friday, August 10, 2012
SCORE International announces a three-race series for 2013. The SCORE Desert Championship Series will focus on the Mexico racing legacy with three Baja races, dropping all racing efforts in America.

2013 Husaberg Off-Road Lineup First Look

Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Husaberg offers a major overhaul on its 2013 model 4-stroke enduro motorcycles as well as big changes to the 2-stroke dirt bikes.

UnderCover SwingCase Truck Box Review

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The UnderCover SwingCase truck box creates usable storage for pickup drivers that doesn't eat up valuable bed space.

2012 Honda CRF250X Project Bike Part 2

Thursday, August 2, 2012
We add a few more components to the 2012 Honda CRF250X project bike to make it more crash-resistant and help give the rider some control over the carburetion.

2013 John Deere Gator RSX850i First Look

Monday, July 30, 2012
John Deere introduces a new sport UTV model that breaks the mold for the Green and Yellow American company. The 2013 John Deere Gator RSX850i targets recreational and sporting SxS drivers.

TwoTwo Motorsports Courting Ryan Villopoto

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Chad Reed is trying to get Ryan Villopoto to ride for his TwoTwo Motorsports team in 2013.

Sidi SR-MX Enduro Sole Review

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The Sidi Crossfire SR boots are one of our favorites, but they're not perfect. The Sidi Enduro Soles give our Off-Road Editor the grip he's been looking for.

2013 Husqvarna TR650 Terra & Strada 1st Look

Friday, July 13, 2012
Husqvarna borrows the BMW G650GS engine and puts an Italian spin on the 650 class with the TR650 Strada and TR650 Terra street and dual sport motorcycles.

James Stewart Out for Two More Weeks

Thursday, July 12, 2012
James Stewart will not contest the Millville or Washougal Nationals as he continues to rehabilitate his injured right wrist.

2013 BMW F700GS & F800GS First Look

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
BMW retunes the middleweight line of GS adventure touring motorcycles with the newly classified 2013 F700GS and the more familiar F800GS.