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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.

KTM Prepares Baja Assault on Honda

Thursday, September 30, 2010
KTM is preparing a factory team of racers to assault Honda's dynasty in the Baja 1000.

Fox Proframe Protector Review

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Fox Racing brings another level of rider chest protection from crashing and high-velocity roost with the new Proframe Protector.

LeoVince Carbon Fiber Parts Review

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
LeoVince has expanded its carbon fiber expertise into bodywork for your modern motocross dirt bike.

2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 Adventure Shootout

Monday, September 27, 2010
Ducati released one of the hottest new models for 2010 with the all-new Multistrada 1200. This Italian adventure bike has the hearT of a lion and looks to dethrone the existing ADV heavyweight.

2010 Triumph Tiger 1050 Adventure Shootout

Monday, September 27, 2010
With rumors of a new Triumph Tiger in the works, we take the existing 1050 model out for a spin and see if the British all-rounder can handle the pressure off-road.

2010 Adventure Touring Shootout

Monday, September 27, 2010
The adventure bike market improved in 2010 with the addition of a new model from Ducati. We put the revised Multistrada 1200 against the BMW R1200GS and Triumph Tiger 1050 for an Adventure Touring Shootout.

2010 BMW R1200GS Adventure Shootout

Monday, September 27, 2010
BMW is the defending champion in the Adventure Touring segment. The 2010 BMW R1200GS gets slight updates to the engine but is it enough to hold off the new challenger?

Adventure Touring Mount Shasta

Thursday, September 23, 2010
McCloud Dual-Sport Adventures led us around Mount Shasta for three days of Adventure Touring in Northern California.

2011 Honda CRF450R First Ride

Friday, September 10, 2010
Motorcycle USA spends a day at Jeremy McGrath's private ranch to test the 2011 Honda CRF450R. Can minor changes make this motocross bike better than ever?

Scorpion Commander XDR Jacket Review

Thursday, September 9, 2010
Scorpion packs the Extreme Distance Rider Commander jacket with features that make it safe, comfortable and versatile. Read the motorcycle jacket review to see how it treated our tester.

Ripxx Personal Measuring Device Review

Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Ripxx allows riders to monitor different aspects of a ride, from tracing their path across the mountains to counting lap times and measuring jumps.

Backtracking Forward - ADV Touring the NW

Thursday, August 19, 2010
Our Off-Road Editor took an eight-day ride through five Northwestern states and found out that sometimes you have to go backward to go forward.

2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 EPS First Ride

Friday, August 13, 2010
Yamaha brings a whole new level of refinement, features and accessories to the mid-size ATV market with the 2011 Yamaha Grizzly 450 EPS utility ATV.

Ryan Villopoto Washougal Motocross Interview

Friday, August 6, 2010
Our racing correspondent spotted Ryan Villopoto at the Washougal National and chatted with him about his leg rehabilitation and racing plans.

2010 Loretta Lynn Amateur MX - Thursday

Friday, August 6, 2010
The third day of racing at Loretta Lynn's was cut short due to nasty weather, but at least the racing community got some relief from the heat.

Sidi Adventure Rain Boot Review

Thursday, August 5, 2010
Sidi Adventure Rain boots offer a blend between protection and comfort that street or dual sport riders will appreciate. And they're waterproof on top of that.

2010 Loretta Lynn Amateur MX - Wednesday

Thursday, August 5, 2010
Every rider has now gotten the first moto out of the way at Loretta Lynn's Amateur National Motocross Championship, and a heat wave is making the competition even tougher.

2011 Husqvarna TC449 First Ride

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Husqvarna has introduced an all-new motocross bike in the 2011 Husqvarna TC449. This premier-premier class machine uses unique suspension and chassis design to set itself apart from the competition.

Women's Motocross: The Next Level

Wednesday, July 28, 2010
From the first Powder Puff National Championship held in 1974 to the newly titled Women’s Motocross (WMX) Championship, the sport has evolved into a major pro national series.

2011 Honda CRF450R and CRF250R 1st Look

Friday, July 23, 2010
Honda releases its list of 2011 dirt bike models. The CRF450R and CRF250R motocross bikes get the most attention.