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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 Honda CRF250X Comparison

Monday, January 23, 2012
Honda finally brings a new CRF250X into the U.S. for 2012. It's not the major redesign we were hoping for, but this affordable enduro still offers plenty of fun.

2012 250F Japanese Enduro Comparison

Monday, January 23, 2012
We take a look at two easily underappreciated trail bikes. These 250cc Japanese enduros started the quarter-liter play bike segment and are still around to offer affordable fun.

Trey Canard Los Angeles Injury: Broken Back

Sunday, January 22, 2012
Trey Canard suffered a broken back in Los Angeles after a crash in the Supercross main event.

Richa Spirit Jacket and Pant Review

Thursday, January 19, 2012
We survive nasty riding conditions in the Richa Spirit pant and jacket. Hear our editor's opinion on this high-dollar touring gear.

Reigning WEC Champion Mika Ahola Dies

Monday, January 16, 2012
Finnish rider Mika Ahola died as a result of injuries suffered from a crash in Spain.

2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R Track Comparison

Monday, January 16, 2012
We flog the 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 250R around California road-racing tracks to see how it performs against new competition.

2011 250 Sportbike Shootout Track

Monday, January 16, 2012
We've tested the Honda CBR250R against the Kawasaki Ninja 250R before, but this time we scrap the headlights and blinkers at the track to see how these entry sportbikes perform on a race course.

2011 Honda CBR250R Track Comparison

Sunday, January 15, 2012
The 2011 Honda CBR250R puts its talents to use against a pair or race tracks as it stacks up against the long-standing Kawasaki.

2012 John Deere Gator XUV 550 S4 First Look

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
John Deere has introduced a pair of new utility vehicles with the 2012 Gator XUV 550 and 550 S4 which bring midsize performance to the Gator family.

2012 Kawasaki Ninja 650 First Ride

Thursday, December 22, 2011
Kawasaki gives the 2012 Ninja 650 a major overhaul to provide a sportbike that's full of comfort and performance at an affordable price.

2012 Polaris RZR XP 4 900 First Look

Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Polaris introduces a four-seat version of the wildly popular and high-performance RZR XP Side-x-Side. It's a little late but this baby will definitely be on the last-minute Christmas list.

2011 Yamaha YFZ450R SE Comparison Review

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
MotoUSA pists the 2011 Yamaha YFZ450R SE against its Kawasaki rival in this ATV comparison review.

2011 Kawasaki KFX450R Comparison Review

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
The 2011 Kawasaki KFX450R has been dutifully carrying us around our favorite ATV riding areas all year. We decided to see how it stacks up against similar Japanese equipment.

2011 Yamaha YFZ450R vs. Kawasaki KFX450R

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
We pit the motocross-based 2011 Yamaha YFZ450R SE against the 2011 Kawasaki KFX450R to see if a specialized sport ATV can still hang on real-world mixed terrain.

Broken Collarbone for Trey Canard

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Trey Canard's string of broken bones continues with a busted collarbone only a month before the Supercross season begins.

2011 Kawasaki Versys Project Part 2

Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Our 2011 Kawasaki Versys gets a new set of Pirelli dual sport tires for better on/off-road performance and additional protection to handle the abuse of dirt riding.

2012 Can-Am Outlander 1000 XT First Ride

Monday, November 28, 2011
Can-Am unleashes the 2012 Outlander 1000 XT sport utility ATV with more brute muscle than quad riders have seen before. We ride the new BRP product to see how it behaves.

Pro Moto Billet Spark Arrestor End Cap Review

Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Making your dirt bike legal for off-road riding can be an expensive hassle. Pro Moto Billet makes a simple spark arrestor for stock exhausts and also lowers decibels.

2012 Kawasaki Teryx4 First Ride

Monday, November 14, 2011
Kawasaki extends its RUV platform with the 2012 Teryx4, offering extra passenger space for family and friends to enjoy the ride. We head to Tennessee to try out the new side-by-side and see where it fits in the emerging four-seater market.

Notre Dame Shamrock Helmets by TLD

Friday, November 11, 2011
Notre Dame's Fighting Irish will sport custom football helmets for the Shamrock Series game this weekend that are designed and painted by Troy Lee Designs.