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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.

2010 Dakar Rally Preview

Thursday, December 31, 2009
The new edition of Dakar Rally racing is poised to get underway with another South American voyage. The 2010 Dakar Rally hosts new displacement changes that will change the entire event.

Tire Changing - The Dunlop Method

Thursday, December 31, 2009
Jay Clark walks us through the standard technique Dunlop crew members use when changing a dirt bike tire.

2010 Dakar Rally Route Details

Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Dakar is all about the route. Take a look at the 2010 Dakar Rally course with detailed information from the organizers on each of the stages.

2009 Can-Am DS 450 EFI X mx ATV Review

Thursday, December 17, 2009
We take Can-Am’s baddest motocross ATV for a ride on the Oregon Coast. The 2009 DS 450 mx put its considerable motor to use in the sand dunes for a few days of gritty testing.

AMA Motocross Championship Review 2009 DVD

Thursday, December 17, 2009
Recap the exciting 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championships with this two-disc DVD review from Duke Video.

2009 FIM Ride Green Eco Enduro Results

Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Top off-road riders converged on Denmark to support the UN Climate Change Conference with the first-ever electric enduro. The 2009 FIM Ride Green Eco Enduro was a three-day event using electric dirt bikes.

MotoVentures Trials Rider Training

Thursday, December 10, 2009
Our Off-Road Editor tries his hand at the original form of off-road competitive riding with a day of trials instruction with MotoVentures on these unique trials motorcycles.

Acerbis Wave MX10 Dirt Bike Gear Review

Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Acerbis motocross gear is pretty rare due to limited availability, but it's worth the effort to get a set as we found out during our Wave MX10 gear review.

Suzuki Announces 2010 Racing Plans

Monday, December 7, 2009
Suzuki will return to racing action in 2010 with Yoshimura at the helm for motocross, Supercross, GNCC, ATV and road racing.

2010 Husqvarna TE310 Dirt Bike Review

Thursday, December 3, 2009
Husqvarna offers the only true middleweight dirt bike that is street legal. The 2010 Husqvarna TE310 is a dual sport motorcycle that gets minor upgrades this year.

Polisport Folding Bike Stand Review

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Bike stands are often the last thing you have room for in a tightly packed truck. Polisport offers a folding bike stand that makes getting things loaded up for race day much easier.

David Knight Back to KTM for WEC

Monday, November 30, 2009
David Knight will ride orange again in 2010 as part of the Farioli KTM team. The former two-time champ is headed back to the World Enduro Championship in the E3 division.

2009 Roof of Africa Rally Results

Monday, November 30, 2009
Chris Birch defended his 2008 title with a dominating performance at the multi-day Roof of Africa Rally. Some riders called it the hardest race they’ve ever done.

2009 Honda Rincon Project ATV Wrap Up

Friday, November 27, 2009
Our 2009 Honda Rincon Project ATV broadens its horizons during hunting season. Plus, a new winch keeps us out of trouble.

2009 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Results

Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The team of Kendall Norman, Tim Weigand and Quinn Cody took the overall victory in the 2-wheeled class during the 42nd annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 race.

Motorcycle Holiday Gearbag - JC

Monday, November 23, 2009
Getting dirty is the name of the game this holiday season, at least for off-road editor JC. So what are the top picks from his 2009 gearbag?

2010 KTM Duke 690 R First Look

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
KTM brings out a badder version of its mid-size street fighter with the 2010 Duke 690 R. This model promises better engine performance and upgraded suspension.

2010 KTM 125 Naked Concept First Look

Wednesday, November 11, 2009
KTM might have pulled out of 125cc sportbike racing this year, but it continues to offer new models for young riders with all-new 125 naked concept bikes in Race and Stunt trim.

2010 KTM 350 SX-F First Look

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
KTM is poised to give the motocross world its greatest desire with the introduction of a prototype 2010 KTM 350 SX-F. The new KTM 350 SX-F was released today at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy.

Gaerne SG12 Dirt Bike Boot Review

Friday, November 6, 2009
We used the SG12 boots from Gaerne for motocross and off-road competition, plus countless fun rides. These dirt bike boots are some of the best available.