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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.

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.

2012 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride

Friday, September 23, 2011
For 2012 Yamaha has made a select few updates and revisions to the YZ450F. Read the 2012 Yamaha YZ450F First Ride to find out if the changes were successful.

2012 Husqvarna TC250 First Ride

Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Husqvarna has revamped the TC250 for 2012 in a bid to make it more competitive with the rest of the Lites class. Did Husky succeed? Find out in the 2012 Husqvarna TC250 First Ride article.

2012 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride

Wednesday, September 14, 2011
For 2012 Yamaha completely revamped the YZ250F, so much so that it could be considered a new model. Read what we thought of the small-bore motocrosser in this first ride article.

2012 Husqvarna TC449 First Ride

Monday, September 12, 2011
For 2012 the Husqvarna TC449 has received a host of updates and revisions. Did these changes create a better 450-class motocrosser? Find out in the 2012 Husqvarna TC449 First Ride article.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - Sept. 2, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011
This Friday's MotoUSA Photo of the Week is a double dose of moto-photo goodness. Check the winning photos for the Second of September.

2012 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO First Ride

Monday, August 29, 2011
Ducati's iconic Monster has been a favorite of our staff since it first hit the scene almost two decades ago. Does the latest version hold up to our expectations as a super cool standard? We put the 2012 Monster 1100 EVO to the test to find out.

Thor Motocross Phase Gear Review

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Thor Motocross' Phase Gear is an affordable option for riders on a budget, but we found that the features and quality are anything but budget. Take a look at what we thought of this jersey and pant combo.