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Articles By JC Hilderbrand - Off-Road Editor

JC Hilderbrand
By 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 Suzuki RM-Z450 Comparison

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
After a year hiatus from shootout duty, the 2011 Suzuki RM-Z450 is back to take a shot at the crown. Minor upgrades and a year away mean the Suzuki was a breath of fresh air.

2011 Kawasaki KX450F Comparison

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The 2011 Kawasaki KX450F has some slight tuning to make it even more of a driving force in the 450 motocross class.

2011 Yamaha YZ450F Comparison

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Yamaha decided not to spend much time revamping the 2011 YZ450F which was all-new for last year with major mechanical innovations.

2011 KTM 350 SX-F Comparison

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
KTM isn't satisfied with just one bike in the 450 class, so it released the 2011 KTM 350 SX-F which takes advantage of lighter weight to make up for some lost horsepower.

2011 KTM 450 SX-F Comparison

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
KTM's 2011 450 SX-F returns to defend its title against the new batch of motocross shootout challengers. Big suspension changes highlight the Austrian's efforts for a repeat victory.

2011 450 Motocross Shootout

Wednesday, December 22, 2010
We pack together the largest group of open-class motocross bikes in MotoUSA history to see where each one shines and which is the best in the 2011 450 Motocross Shootout.

2011 Yamaha Raptor 250R First Ride

Thursday, December 16, 2010
Yamaha upgraded its popular entry-level sport ATV to provide more fun for aggressive riders with the 2011 Yamaha Raptor 250R. We roosted the sport quad around three tracks at Milestone MX for this ATV review.

Scott Airborne Grid Helmet Review

Tuesday, December 14, 2010
We put the new Scott Airborne Grid helmet to use with motocross and off-road testing and even hit the deck in this dirt bike helmet review.

2010 Red Bull Catalina GP Sunday Results

Monday, December 6, 2010
Sunday saw three pro divisions battle tooth and nail for two hours to determine who reigned supreme on Catalina Island for the first time in 52 years.

2010 Red Bull Catalina GP Saturday Results

Saturday, December 4, 2010
Racing has returned to Catalina Island. The first day of competition at the 2010 Catalina GP kicked off with waves of vintage riders and racers.

2010 Red Bull Catalina GP Preview

Friday, December 3, 2010
It's been 52 years since the last Catalina GP race, and with pre-race activities in full swing for its 2010 return the tiny island has become flooded with people eager to witness the rare event.

Kawasaki Teryx - Las Vegas or Bust

Thursday, December 2, 2010
MotoUSA joins Kawasaki and a group of journalists for an adventure ride from Big Bear, California to Nevada's Sin City in the Teryx side-by-side.

Riding Tip: How To Whip

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
There's nothing better than a graceful whip on a motocross bike. We asked one of our most fluid test riders and former SX champ, Damon Huffman, for some tips on getting sideways.

Troy Lee Designs Blais Jacket Review

Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Troy Lee Designs offers a modern off-road jacket with neck brace compatibility. We rode with it through muddy woods and dusty deserts in this dirt bike jacket review.

2011 Honda Big Red First Ride

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Honda beefs up the 2011 Big Red MUV for even better utility and hard-working performance. The new side-by-side is more refined and tougher than ever.

Davi Millsaps To Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX

Monday, November 22, 2010
Davi Millsaps ready for the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross season riding for Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX team.

DirtWise with Shane Watts Vol 2 DVD Review

Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Shane Watts covers the dirt bike techniques needed to master difficult off-road racing and trail riding scenarios with Volume 2 of his DirtWise instructional DVDS.

Chad Reed to Start Own Honda Team

Monday, November 8, 2010
Chad Reed broke news of his new private Honda-based racing team to an Australian newspaper.

2010 ISDE Mexico Day 6 Cancelled

Saturday, November 6, 2010
The final day of competition at the International Six Days Enduro in Morelia, Mexico was cancelled after criminal activity in the region forced organizers to err on the side of safety.

2010 Polaris RZR 4 UTV Review

Friday, November 5, 2010
We spend more time with the 2010 Polaris RZR 4 on mountain roads and trails to see how this amazing family machine handles in the dirt.