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Articles By Justin Dawes - Digital Media Producer

Justin Dawes
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.

2014 Beta 450 RR First Ride

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Beta 450 RR has impressed in the past, but does the trail-shredder remain as adept after receiving updates for 2014? MotoUSA heads out to the Best in the Desert Nevada 200 Trail Ride to find out.

2015 Ducati Diavel First Ride

Thursday, April 3, 2014
The 2015 Ducati Diavel remains a head-turner, even in uber-rich Monte Carlo, thanks to a facelift, some engine refinements and rider amenity updates.

2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 First Ride

Monday, March 24, 2014
MotoUSA gets a ride on the 2014 Harley-Davidson Street 750 - The Motor Company's new budget-friendly, entry-level mount slated for the US and international markets.

2014 Ducati Monster 1200S First Ride

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The 2014 Ducati Monster 1200S marks a fundamental change in the Italian marque's signature naked bike model - but the Ducatisti need not fret as this 1200 remains a monster on the street.

2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R Review

Monday, February 10, 2014
The 2014 KTM 1290 Super Duke R sports aggressive lines and powerful stance, which are backed-up by street-shredding performance.

2014 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
For 2014 the Yamaha YZ250F is all-new and ready to fight for the top of the podium. Will it finally take the win? Read on to find out.

2014 KTM 250 SX-F Comparison

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The 2014 KTM 250 SX-F continues to impress, and this year it is in the hunt for the win in the MotoUSA 250 Motocross Shootout.

2014 Kawasaki KX250F Comparison

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Last year the Kawasaki KX250F topped the field in our annual 250 Motocross Shootout. Can the 2014 KX250F do it again?

2014 Honda CRF250R Comparison

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Can the 2014 Honda CRF250R repeat its first place finish in the MotoUSA 250 Motocross Shootout?

2014 Suzuki RM-Z250 Comparison

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Can the 2014 Suzuki RM-Z250 take the win in our shootout? Read on to find out.

2014 250 Motocross Shootout

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
MotoUSA gathers the current crop of 250cc motocross bikes and heads to the MX track to test which brand is best for 2014.

JS7's Yoshimura Arctic Cat Prowler 700 HDX

Saturday, January 4, 2014
James Stewart will be rolling through the pits in style in a custom Yoshimura Arctic Cat Prowler 700 HDX.

MCUSA Editor Favorites 2013: Justin Dawes

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Motorcycle USA Editor Justin Dawes shares his favorite bike and favorite ride of 2013.

2014 Honda Forza Scooter First Ride

Monday, December 23, 2013
MotoUSA puts the mid-sized 2014 Honda Forza scooter to the test all over Southern California backroads and interstates.

2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 Project - Part 1

Friday, December 20, 2013
The Polaris RZR XP1000 is a high-performance machine that just begs to be modified. MotoUSA decides to get ready to race the WORCS series with a long list of high-end parts.

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 First Ride

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Suzuki has revamped and redesigned the 2014 V-Strom 1000. We journeyed to Spain to test Suzuki's first traction control equipped motorcycle.

2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM First Ride

Friday, November 29, 2013
Suzuki's DR-Z400SM Supermoto is back for 2013. We put this affordable single to the test with slides, stoppies and wheelies.

Method Race Wheels The Standard 402 Review

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Method Race Wheels are a major player in the off-road truck racing scene and now have wheels for side-by-sides and ATVs. We test The Standard 402 on our Polaris RZR XP1000.

2013 Yamaha Customer Appreciation Track Day

Friday, November 22, 2013
Each year Yamaha their owners a chance to experience the famous Laguna Seca for free. This year we joined in the fun with our long-term YZF-R6.

2014 Polaris RZR XP 4 1000 First Ride

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
One passenger is fun, but three is better in the 2014 Polaris XP 4 1000. Find out if the latest high-performance four-seat side-by-side is all Polaris promised.