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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.

2012 650 Adventure Touring Shootout

Monday, July 2, 2012
MotoUSA tests a trio of 650cc Adventure Touring motorcycles to see how these smaller displacement rides stack up for exploration on and off the pavement.

2012 BMW G650GS Sertao Comparison

Monday, July 2, 2012
BMW is one of the brands that has helped define the modern Adventure Touring market. The 2012 G650GS Sertao is new for 2012 and offers increased dirt performance.

2012 Kawasaki KLR650 Comparison

Monday, July 2, 2012
Kawasaki has one of the longest-standing adventure touring machines on the market. The 2012 KLR650 doesn't feature any big changes, but it might be the best balance of dirt and street.

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Comparison

Monday, July 2, 2012
Suzuki revamped the 2012 V-Strom 650 ABS to create a more attractive and competent adventure touring platform.

Sardinia Rally Results 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012
The 2012 Sardinia Rally, Round 3 of the Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, is in the books and KTM riders dominated the final podium.

2013 Suzuki RM-Z450 & RM-Z250 First Look

Thursday, June 28, 2012
Suzuki adds the Separate Function Fork to its 2013 RM-Z450 and 2013 RM-Z250 motocross bikes along with several other changes.

TCX Infinity GORE-TEX Boots Review

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
We've got a couple thousand miles of adventure touring in the TCX Infinity GORE-TEX boots. These Italian motorcycle boots are a blend of street and dirt features.

2013 Husqvarna Dirt Models First Look

Friday, June 22, 2012
Husqvarna gives us a look at the 2013 dirt bike models that will be available in North America. The lineup includes motocross, cross-country and dual sport motorcycles.

Mobility Specialists Kawasaki Teryx Adaptive

Thursday, June 21, 2012
We test Mobility Specialists hand controls on a 2011 Kawasaki Teryx to expand its usability for drivers with limited leg mobility.

Yamaha PDX-11 Speaker System Review

Monday, June 18, 2012
We took advantage of Yamaha's musical side to spruce up our garage when it's time to wrench on dirt bikes and ATVs.

2013 Kawasaki KX250F First Ride

Sunday, June 17, 2012
Kawasaki builds on its winning platform with sweeping changes for the 2013 KX250F. We sampled the new motocross bike for two days at the Millville National track.

Red Bull Romaniacs Prolog Results 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012
Sibiu Romania was where the action took place for the 2012 Red Bull Romaniacs Hard Enduro qualifying stage.

2013 Yamaha Raptor 700R First Ride

Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Yamaha updated its 2013 Raptor 700R and introduced a new 700 sport ATV model. We take the upgraded big-bore machine on a trail ride.

Thunder Valley WMX Results 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012
Women's Motocross travelled to Lakewood, Colorado for the third round of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship racing. Thunder Valley saw Jessica Patterson extend her points lead.

Thunder Valley 250 Motocross Results 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012
Thunder Valley played host to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series and produced the third overall winner in the first three rounds.

Thunder Valley 450 Motocross Results 2012

Saturday, June 2, 2012
Pro Motocross headed to Thunder Valley in Lakewood, Colorado for Round 3 championship series and left with a major shift in the 450 class standings.

2013 Honda CRF110F First Look

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Honda replaces the CRF70F with a larger machine, the 2013 Honda CRF110F which gives youth riders the same manageable size with a bit more engine.

2012 Beta 450 RR Cross Country First Look

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Beta introduces a more aggressive, moto-inspired version of its 450 RR. The 2012 450 RR Cross Country has new suspension and a host of refinements targeted at racers.

2013 Honda CRF250L First Look

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Honda will introduce the new CRF250L dual sport motorcycle to the U.S. as a 2013 model. This bike provides full-size on-road and off-road potential.

Italian Quake Halts Ducati Production

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit the Emilia Romagna region of Northern Italy on Tuesday and Ducati production came to a halt in Bologna as the Italian manufacturer assess the damage.