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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 250 Motocross Shootout

Monday, February 21, 2011
Five bikes come into the 2011 250 Motocross Shootout to see which one reigns supreme in the Lites division. Some bikes are all new and others have barely been touched; which takes the title in 2011?

Study Proves Off-Road Knee Braces Effective

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
A new study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine targets the effectiveness of off-road motorcycle knee braces.

Kawasaki Teryx Fender Flares Review

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
We give the passengers of our 2010 Kawasaki Teryx 750 some added protection with a set of fender flares.

Thumper Racing/Hot Cams CRF300R Project

Friday, February 4, 2011
Thumper Racing and Hot Cams team up to give our 2010 Honda CRF250R a big power boost. We let the reigning FPMX champion take it for a spin to see if going big is the right way to go.

Nathan Woods Dies in WORCS Practice Crash

Friday, January 28, 2011
Nathan Woods died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash while practicing for the opening round of WORCS racing in Taft, CA.

Fly Racing Evolution Gear Review

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Fly Racing offers the Evolution line of motocross gear to bring top-shelf racing apparel to the masses. We use the Fly arrangement through multiple tests to see how well it performs.

Racing the 2010 Catalina GP with Kawasaki

Thursday, January 13, 2011
The 2010 Red Bull Catalina Grand Prix was a grand idea that somehow came to life. We hooked up with Kawasaki to go see this event firsthand and scratch our own mark in the island soil.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 11 Results

Thursday, January 13, 2011
Cyril Despres refuses to give up the fight by claiming back a couple minutes on Marc Coma during a modified Stage 11. American Quinn Cody is finding his stride as well.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 10 Results

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Stage 10 threw many competitors off their mark in the 2011 Dakar Rally, but not the factory KTM leaders Marc Coma and Cyril Despres. The battle up front continues while a new American cracks the top-10.

Inside Andrew Short's Red Bull KTM 350 SX-F

Friday, January 7, 2011
Andrew Short has been preparing to assaul the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship aboard this factory KTM 350 SX-F. Take a closer look at his ride.

2011 Fantasy SX Anaheim 1 Preview

Friday, January 7, 2011
Racing kicks off on the track and in our virtual SX world of fantasy racing. Which riders will earn you the most points at Anaheim 1?

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 5 Results

Thursday, January 6, 2011
A long special stage on Day 5 sent the result list spiraling with crashes, injuries and mechanical issues compounding the navigational difficulties.

2011 Yamaha YZ250 First Ride

Thursday, January 6, 2011
Yamaha hasn't given up on the two-strokes yet and the 2011 YZ250 is not only fast and fun, but legal to race in amateur 250 divisions.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 4 Results

Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The two factory KTM stars have now split the opening stages with two apiece. Stage 4 saw a short special but the overall lead has changed.

2011 Polaris Ranger RZR XP 900 First Look

Monday, January 3, 2011
Polaris is bringing out the heavy guns with an all-new side-by-side that will rock the sport UTV world. The 2011 Polaris Ranger RZR XP 900 is like nothing else available.

2011 Dakar Rally Stage 1 Results

Sunday, January 2, 2011
The first day of racing is in the books and questions about the new 450cc-only field are getting answered. KTM dominated the opening stage which left Buenos Aires for a long route to Cordoba.

2011 Yamaha YZ125 First Ride

Wednesday, December 29, 2010
MotoUSA rediscovers the joy of riding a small-bore two-stroke with a day aboard the 2011 Yamaha YZ125. There might not be any better way to get cheap thrills on a motocross track.

Jake Weimer Supercross Injury

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monster Energy Kawasaki's Jake Weimer broke his arm today during Supercross testing.

TLD CP 5900 Chest Protector Review

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Troy Lee Designs has teamed with Shock Doctor to create the perfect blend of comfort and protection with the CP 5900 chest protector.

2011 Honda CRF450R Comparison

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Honda comes into the 2011 shootout with high hopes after getting beat up for the past two years for an unstable chassis.