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Articles By Justin Dawes - Off-Road Editor

Justin Dawes
By Justin Dawes
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Raised on two wheels in the deserts of Nevada, the newest addition to the MotoUSA crew has been part of the industry for well over 15 years.Equal parts writer, photographer, and rider, "JDawg" is a jack of all trades and even a master of some.

2015 Yamaha YZ250FX First Ride

Friday, January 23, 2015
Yamaha took the best of its YZ250F motocrosser and added some off-road chops for its new 2015 YZ250FX, including an electric start, six-speed transmission, suspension tweaks and more.

2015 Harley-Davidson Apparel Gear Review

Monday, January 19, 2015
Harley-Davidson has some new gear offerings for 2015, including the High Tail Colorblocked Hi-Vis Rain Suit, Men’s Heated Dual-Source Jacket Liner and FXRG Switchback Jacket.

2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT First Ride

Thursday, January 8, 2015
MotoUSA heads to the island of Sicily to sample the 2015 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT, which comes with an updated engine, better braking components and improved ergonomics.

2015 KTM Freeride 250R First Ride

Friday, January 2, 2015
The 2015 KTM Freeride 250R blends the best of enduro and trials motorcycles for a unique riding experience. MotoUSA hits the dirt in this first ride review.

2015 Husqvarna FE 501S First Ride

Monday, December 8, 2014
Looking for a street legal bike that can also shred in the dirt, our tester heads out on the 2015 Husqvarna FE 501S and is impressed with the new Husky's off-road prowess.

2015 KTM Factory Edition Models First Look

Friday, December 5, 2014
KTM releases details of the most extreme Factory Edition SX-F models to date. Read on for details of the 2015 KTM 250 SX-F Factory Edition and 450 SX-F Factory Edition.

2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R Comparison

Monday, November 24, 2014
How does the 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure R fare against BMW's largest adventure touring mount? Read on to find out.

2014 BMW R1200 GS Adventure Comparison

Monday, November 24, 2014
Will the 2014 BMW R1200GS Adventure hold up against the challenge from KTM? Read here to find out.

2014 BMW R1200GS vs KTM 1190 Adventure R

Monday, November 24, 2014
See the 2014 BMW R1200GS face off against the KTM 1190 Adventure R to see which is the better all-around adventure touring mount.

2015 MV Agusta Brutale RR / Dragster RR

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
MV Agusta has announced a pair of Three-cyclinder RR models for 2015 - the Brutale 800 RR and the Brutale 800 Dragster RR.

Ducati Announces Testastretta DVT Engine

Monday, October 20, 2014
Ducati has unveiled a new 1198cc Testastretta engine ahead of the EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy.

2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 First Ride

Friday, October 3, 2014
The 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 is the latest three-wheeled machine in the Spyder line. MotoUSA headed to Canada to find out how it performs.

2015 KTM RC390 First Ride

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
KTM is bringing its single-cylinder RC390 sportbike to the States in 2015, and MotoUSA gets an early sampling on the backroads of Italy followed by laps on the Modena circuit.

2015 Honda CBR300R First Ride

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Honda ups its game in the small displacement sportbike segment with its 2015 CBR300R, which features more juice than the outgoing CBR250R and styling to match its larger CBR siblings.

2015 Honda CRF250R First Ride

Monday, August 11, 2014
Honda targets the suspension and power delivery of its 2015 CRF250R motocrosser. But do the updates equate to a improved 250 MX package?

2015 Indian Roadmaster First Ride

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The 2015 Indian Roadmaster revives one of the company's most luxurious model monikers from the 1940s, and does it one better, becoming the most comfortable and touring-capable Indian motorcycle yet.

2014 BMW R nineT First Ride

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
The 2014 BMW R nineT that may not deliver the adrenaline kick of some high-performance bikes, but the stripped-down modern classic proves hard to beat in production of sheer two-wheeled joy.

2015 Ducati Monster 821 First Ride

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
We take Ducati's 2015 Monster 821 for a ride through the mountain roads above Ducati's headquarters in Bologna, Italy to see how the new mid-size machine stacks up.

2015 KTM Off-Road Line First Look

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
KTM has updated its 2015 XC, XC-W and EXC off-road models. Read on to find out what has changed.

2014 Husqvarna FE250 Comparison Review

Thursday, June 12, 2014
The 2014 Husqvarna FE250 has much in common with its KTM and Husaberg counterparts but is slightly different. Will those differences lead to a win in the 2014 250 Enduro Shootout?