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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.

JT Racing Classic Gear Review

Thursday, November 10, 2011
We take a step back in time with JT Racing's new set of retro-themed motocross gear. The racing apparel blends iconic styling with modern technology.

La Carrera Panamericana Ducati Day 6 Report

Thursday, October 27, 2011
Riders and drivers close in on the finish line of the 2011 La Carrera Panamericana. The Mexican Road Race featured a stop at a racetrack on Day 6.

La Carrera Panamericana Ducati Day 5 Report

Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Ducati riders and their automotive competitors raced back through the Mil Cumbres on Day 5 of the Mexican Road Race.

Marco Simoncelli Funeral Held Today

Thursday, October 27, 2011
The funeral for Italian MotoGP star Marco Simoncelli was held today in his hometown of Coriano where thousands came to pay respects.

La Carrera Panamericana Ducati Day 4 Report

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The danger lever rose on Day 4 of La Carrera Panamericana with treacherous roads and poor communication with race officials.

La Carrera Panamericana Ducati Day 3 Report

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Ducati riders and the auto competitors embark on Day 3 with heavy hearts following the news of Marco Simoncelli's death.

2012 Triumph T100 Steve McQueen Edition

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Triumph will release a limited number of Steve McQueen Replica Bonneville T100 motorcycles. The retro bikes will have a military theme and McQueen signature.

James Stewart Signs with JGRMX

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
James Stewart has signed a multi-year deal to race the Yamaha YZ450F for JGRMX in AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross.

2012 Triumph Speed Triple R First Look

Monday, October 24, 2011
Take a sneak peak at the 2012 Triumph Speed Triple R which offers upgraded suspension, wheels and brakes to give the street fighter a new attitude.

2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer First Look

Monday, October 24, 2011
Triumph reveals a new open-class adventure touring motorcycle with the 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer. This multipurpose motorcycle is a flagship model for the British manufacturer.

La Carrera Panamericana Ducati Day 2 Report

Sunday, October 23, 2011
Ducati checks in following Day 2 of the La Carrera Panamericana Mexican Road Race event. Ducati is competing on a pair of Multistrada 1200 street bikes.

La Carrera Panamericana Ducati Day 1 Report

Sunday, October 23, 2011
Ducati has joined the fray at the 24th Mexican Road Race, La Carrera Panamericana. Follow along with them on Day 1 of the seven-day rally.

Scorpion VX-34 Helmet Review

Friday, October 21, 2011
We ride with the Scorpion VX-34 dirt bike helmet to see how the new off-road lid performs.

2012 KTM Freeride 350 First Look

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
KTM unveils the 2012 KTM Freeride 350 enduro motorcycle. This new KTM dirt bike is a trail-riding motorcycle with light weight and friendly power.

2011 Honda CRF250R Project Bike Wrap Up

Monday, October 17, 2011
We finish a few tweaks to the 2011 Honda CRF250R Project Bike to make it more forgiving during longer rides, but also discover setbacks with previous installments.

2012 Kawasaki Brute Force 300 First Ride

Thursday, October 13, 2011
Kawasaki introduces the 2012 Brute Force 300 which brings affordable entry to the small-bore sport utility segment. We rode it for a day at the Mines and Meadows ATV Resort.

Fly Racing Patrol Zone Gear Review

Tuesday, October 4, 2011
We test a set of Fly Racing gear for dual sport, adventure and ATV riding. The Patrol Zone pants and jacket are convertible outerwear with extreme venting.

2011 Kawasaki Versys Project Part 1

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
MotoUSA puts in a call to Givi for Phase 1 of the 2011 Kawasaki Versys Adventure Bike Project. See how this affordable street bike becomes a well-rounded motorcycle.

2011 BMW R1200GS Comparison

Monday, September 19, 2011
The 2011 BMW R1200GS comes back to do battle as the aged veteran of the Adventure Touring class. Does this proven air-cooled motorcycle have what it takes to stay on top?

2011 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring Comparison

Monday, September 19, 2011
Ducati's Multistrada 1200 S Touring blows the socks off its competition with incredible street performance. It makes a bid for best Adventure Touring bike with high horsepower.