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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.

2012 Yamaha YZ250F Comparison

Monday, December 5, 2011
We put the 2012 Yamaha YZ250F up against the other four players in the Lites class. Read on to find out where the Yamaha ranked at the end of our 2012 250 Motocross Shootout.

2012 KTM 250 SX-F Comparison

Monday, December 5, 2011
We put the 2012 KTM 250 SX-F up against the other four players in the Lites class. Read on to find out where the KTM ranked at the end of our 2012 250 Motocross Shootout.

2012 Beta 520 RS Comparison

Monday, November 21, 2011
MotoUSA put the 2012 Beta 520 RS up against the 2012 Husqvarna TE511 in a desert dual sport showdown. Read on to find out what we thought of Beta's largest street-legal dirt bike.

2012 Husqvarna TE511 Comparison

Monday, November 21, 2011
MotoUSA put the 2012 Husqvarna TE511 up against the 2012 Beta 520 RS in a desert dual sport showdown. Read on to find out how the big Husky fared after two days of desert blasting.

2012 Husqvarna TE511 vs 2012 Beta 520 RS

Monday, November 21, 2011
Motorcycle USA takes two big-bore European dual sports up into the hills for a comparison review of the 2012 Husqvarna TE511 and Beta 520 RS.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week – Nov 18, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011
This Friday's Photo of the Week is a simple yet stunning image from Motorcycle USA Forums User MDavis. Check out the photo and get another moto-photo tip from JDawg.

2012 KTM Freeride E First Look

Thursday, November 10, 2011
KTM has released details on its first electric off-road motorcycle. Read on for more information on the KTM Freeride E.

James Stewart Takes Plea Deal

Wednesday, November 9, 2011
James Stewart pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge associated with his March 2011 arrest for impersonating a law enforcement officer.

2013 Yamaha YZ450F Comparison

Monday, November 7, 2011
Yamaha's 2013 YZ450F has a backwards engine and an airbox where the fuel tank should be. We find out in our 2013 450 Motocross Shootout if different is better.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week – Nov, 4, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011
November 4th's MotoUSA Photo of the Week is a close up of a well used Yamaha by Skyhawk04kilo. Check out the latest image and upload your own to win!

Misano to be Renamed in Simoncelli's Honor

Friday, November 4, 2011
Misano World Circuit will offically be renamed Marco Simoncelli World Circuit in honor of Super Sic.

2011 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer First Ride

Friday, October 28, 2011
Moto Guzzi's V7 Racer is a retro-styled machine that gives the joy of a classic bike with the reliability of a modern motorcycle. Find out what we thought of this cool looking Guzzi in this First Ride article.

2012 Honda Integra First Look

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Honda has unveiled the Integra, a new model that offers the performance of a motorcycle with the comfort and protection of a scooter.

Alpinestars Urban DNS Pants Review

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Alpinestars' Urban DNS Pants have a casual style but feature the proctetion needed for duty on the street. Read what we thought of these pants in this review.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week – Oct. 21, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011
The MotoUSA Photo of the Week for October 21st is a strong greyscale image from Motorcycle USA forum user smg. Check out his artsy shot and get a simple moto-photo tip from JDawg.

2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride

Friday, October 21, 2011
For 2012 Yamaha has equipped the R1 with traction control, find out what we thought about the addition in the 2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 First Ride article.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week – Oct. 14, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011
Sometimes it's the time in between riding that is special, and SLR's Photo of the Week is the perfect example. Check out his shot and get a photo tip on memory cards from JDawg.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - Sept. 30, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011
The last MotoUSA Photo of the Week for September is a great capture of Tyla Rattray on the gas. JDawg gives a moto-photo tip on making practice perfect.

2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848 First Ride

Friday, September 30, 2011
Motorcycle USA headed over to Italy for the first ride of the 2012 Ducati Streetfighter 848. Read on to find out what we thought of the newest naked Ducati.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - Sept. 23, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011
This week our winner offers a unique perspective of a familiar scene. Take a look at the MotoUSA Photo of the Week and get a tip on traveling light with your camera.