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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.

KTM’s Andrew Short Out with Injury

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Andrew Short will miss the remaining rounds of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship with two broken elbows and a broken wrist sustained while training for the Red Bull KTM team.

2011 ISDE Finland Day 5 Results

Friday, August 12, 2011
Riders were happy to finally see some sunshine on Day 5 at the 2011 ISDE in Finland. Team USA is looking at a podium in the World Trophy standings and individual competitors have just one more day to make an impact.

2011 ISDE Finland Day 4 Results

Thursday, August 11, 2011
ISDE competitors were greeted with the longest day yet in the 2011 International Six Days Enduro in Finland. Kurt Caselli had a standout day for Team USA.

2011 ISDE Finland Day 3 Results

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The 86th International Six Days Enduro held in Finland reaches the halfway mark as riders continue to battle the time checks and wet conditions.

DuneFest 2011 Event Recap

Wednesday, August 10, 2011
MotoUSA makes a trip to DuneFest 2011 for a week of fun in the sand on Oregon's beautiful coast. We also try out some sand racing with our Polaris RZR XP 900.

AGV AX-8 Dual Helmet Review

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
We ride with the new AGV AX-8 Dual helmet. This hybrid street bike helmet/dirt bike helmet offers something for everyone. Hear our testing thoughts in this product review.

2012 Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000i H.O. First Look

Monday, August 1, 2011
Arctic Cat made it official by releasing information about a wild new side-by-side. The 2012 Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000i H.O. has the biggest engine and suspension we've seen on a production sport UTV.

Robbie Maddison Out for Moto X Comps

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Robbie Maddison has compressed vertebrae which have forced him to withdraw from Moto X Best Trick and Moto X Freestyle at X Games 17.

2012 Polaris RZR 570 First Look

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Polaris continues its trend of introducing a new RZR model each year with the 2012 Polaris Ranger RZR 570. The smaller-displacement side-by-side brings sport UTV to riders on a budget.

2011 Beta 400 RR First Ride

Monday, July 25, 2011
MotoUSA gets a chance to test something out of the ordinary and the 2011 Beta 400 RR is a unique enduro dirt bike. We rode the Beta around the trails of Southern Oregon.

AMA 250 Motocross Washougal Results 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011
The 250 class was another Pro Circuit affair and the front-running trio swapped positions on Washougal's difficult track.

AMA 450 Motocross Washougal Results 2011

Saturday, July 23, 2011
Chad Reed fell out of the championship lead but the on-track battle was as heated as ever when the 450 class took to the famed Washougal Motocross Park.

2003 Honda CR125 - Craigslist Killer Project

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
MotoUSA teams up with Jay Clark Enterprises to purchase a bike from Craigslist and turn it into a modern moto weapon. We put a 2003 Honda CR125 against the 2011 Yamaha YZ125 to find out.

Millville AMA Motocross Preview 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011
After a week off the AMA Pro Motocross racing series continues for Round 7 at Millville, Minnesota. Ryan Dungey looks for a home-track advantage while the 250 riders are seeing nothing but green.

Kevin Walker Arrested in Tennessee

Thursday, July 14, 2011
Yamaha rider Kevin Walker was arrested in Tennessee this week for placing a video camera in a residential bathroom.

AXO Freedom GT Waterproof Boots Review

Thursday, July 14, 2011
We spent an unusually long spring riding season inside the AXO Freedom GT Waterproof Boots. See what we like about these motorcycle boots in this gear review.

2011 Sandfest Event Recap

Wednesday, July 13, 2011
MotoUSA spent part of July 4th weekend enjoying cool weather and sand riding on the Oregon Coast during the 2011 Sandfest.

2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 LTD First Look

Monday, July 11, 2011
Can-Am adds a Limited edition to the 2012 Commander 1000 lineup. This rec-utility side-by-side has air-adjustable shocks, navigation and stereo systems on top of everything else.

2012 Beta Dirt Bikes First Look

Thursday, July 7, 2011
Small Italian company, Beta, unveils its 2012 line of four-stroke enduro bikes. This includes the 350 RR, 400 RR, 450RR and 498 RR which all feature new upgrades.

2011 Triumph Tiger 800 First Ride

Monday, July 4, 2011
We spend two days riding through Southern California with the 2011 Triumph Tiger 800 and a host of accessories for the new mid-size adventure touring motorcycle.