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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.

2011 Zero X First Ride

Thursday, March 31, 2011
We take the 2011 Zero X electric motorcycle for a test ride on trails around the company headquarters in Santa Cruz, California.

Wallpaper - Thad DuVall Am-Pro Yamaha

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Check out this wallpaper of Thad DuVall during a recent practice session for the Am-Pro Yamaha GNCC team. Even off-road boys know how to whip.

2011 Zero MX First Ride

Friday, March 25, 2011
Electric motorcycle development gets a jolt with the 2011 Zero MX. This battery-powered dirt bike has seen updates across the board to make it easier to own and better on the track.

Dakar Rally Route Changed for 2012

Thursday, March 24, 2011
The 2012 Dakar Rally will be point-to-point across South America from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.

2011 AMA Supercross Jacksonville Preview

Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Monster Energy AMA Supercross heads to Jacksonville, Florida where James Stewart and the 450 class are searching for a way to stop Ryan Villopoto.

2011 AMA Supercross Indianapolis Insider

Monday, March 14, 2011
Indy provided another night of excellent racing in Monster Energy AMA Supercross. Let's take a look at some of the on-track stories that shaped the outcome.

2011 Scott 450 Series Gear Review

Tuesday, March 8, 2011
After months of wearing the Scott 450 Series motocross apparel, we've found some important traits about this new offering for dirt bike and ATV riders.

Michael Gaynor Australasian Safari Interview

Monday, March 7, 2011
Meet Michael Gaynor, desert racer and Safari Team USA B-Team captain for the 2011 Australasian Safari. Gaynor shares his thoughts on attending his first multi-day rally.

2009 Honda XR650L Adventure Project Update

Friday, March 4, 2011
We still have the Honda XR650L in our garage, slowly transforming into a worthy, affordable adventure bike. Take a quick look at the progress with this Honda project bike.

2011 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE ATV Dune Review

Thursday, March 3, 2011
The 2011 Yamaha Raptor 700R SE comes with new graphics that match this sport ATV's bad-boy attitude.

2011 Yamaha YFZ450R SE ATV Dune Review

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
We take a spin on the new Special Edition 2011 Yamaha YFZ450R and 2011 Yamaha Raptor 700R sport ATVs during two days of camping in the Glamis sand dunes.

2011 AMA Supercross Atlanta Insider

Monday, February 28, 2011
The 2011 AMA Supercross Championship takes an aggressive turn in Atlanta as TwoTwo Motorsports' Chad Reed and San Manuel Yamaha's James Stewart rekindle their rivalry.

Kawasaki Teryx Accessories - Roof Review

Friday, February 25, 2011
We bolt a roof on our long-term 2010 Kawasaki Teryx 750 Sport to see if we can keep our passengers a little more comfortable.

What !f DVD Peek

Thursday, February 24, 2011
Red Tide Pictures releases What !f, the newest off-road film that features stars like Kurt Caselli, Russell Bobbitt and Kyle Redmond.

2012 Honda Foreman ES EPS First Look

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Big Red's 2012 Honda Foreman ES 4X4 is storming the off-road scene with a revamped engine and optional power steering in its list of upgrades.

2011 Honda CRF250R Comparison

Monday, February 21, 2011
Honda steps into the ring with a big target as the reigning champion. Big Red feels that only small changes are necessary to stay at the top.

2011 Suzuki RM-Z250 Comparison

Monday, February 21, 2011
Suzuki didn't make any big changes to the 2011 RM-Z250, but it didn't have to with such an aggressive package. After missing it in 2010, the Suzuki comes to the shootout as a major challenger.

2011 Kawasaki KX250F Comparison

Monday, February 21, 2011
Kawasaki comes into 2011 throwing knockout punches with major revisions to the KX250F. The green bike uses a unique SFF Showa suspension and fuel injection to beat up the competition.

2011 KTM 250 SX-F Comparison

Monday, February 21, 2011
KTM has a completely new bike for 2011 and the 250 SX-F is better than ever before. Fuel injection and a new WP suspension arrangment top the list.

2011 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison

Monday, February 21, 2011
Yamaha comes into the shootout without any new changes for the 2011 Yamaha YZ250F. Carburetor fans only have one option this year and that's the YZ-F.