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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, "JDawg" has been part of the industry for well over two decades. Equal parts writer, photographer, and rider, he is a jack of all trades and even a master of some.

2015 KTM 390 Duke First Ride

Thursday, March 26, 2015
MotoUSA heads to Thailand to sample KTM's 2015 390 Duke, which shares the same mill as KTM's more sporty RC390 but features relaxed ergos, naked design and all the fun of a small-displacement machine.

2015 Kawasaki Versys 1000 First Ride

Friday, March 13, 2015
The Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT was unavailable to riders in the United States until now; we take ride on the big Versys in Sicily for find out how it performs.

Metzeler Sportec M7 RR Tire Review

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Replacing the Sportec M5 Interact, the new Metzeler Sportec M7 RR is designed to handle a variety of conditions. Rains in Southern Spain gave us the chance to put the new rubber to the test in the wet.

2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure First Ride

Friday, February 6, 2015
KTM has upped the ante in the adventure-touring game with the 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure. We headed to the Canary Islands to sample all that this new motorcycle has to offer.

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.