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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.

2011 Surfercross in Photos

Monday, August 15, 2011
The 13th Annual Surfercross combined the the talents of professional motocross racers and surfers in a fun-filled two-day event.Check out the results and photos.

2012 Suzuki RM-Z450 First Ride

Monday, August 15, 2011
With two AMA Championships in 2011, Suzuki has elected to not revise the RM-Z450 for 2012. Find out what we thought about the 2012 RM-Z in this first ride.

2012 Suzuki RM-Z250 First Ride

Monday, August 15, 2011
MotoUSA threw a leg over the virtually unchanged 2012 Suzuki RM-Z250 at Pala Raceway for a first ride. Find out if it's still competitive in this review.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - August 12, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011
This Friday's MotoUSA Photo of the Week is a refreshing scene from the Arizona Desert, and JDawg gives you some tips on keeping your cameras clean.

2012 Beta 350RR First Ride

Monday, August 8, 2011
MotoUSA got a chance to ride the soon to be released 2012 Beta 350 RR in the hills of Central California. Read on to see what we thought of this mid-sized Italian off-roader.

Racing Legend Gary Nixon Passes Away

Friday, August 5, 2011
Motorcycle racing legend Gary Nixon passed away today due to complications from a recent heart attack.

Win an iPad from MotoUSA!

Friday, August 5, 2011
Want an iPad to enhance your MotoUSA experience? Take the 2011 Readership Survey for your chance to win.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - August 5, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011
This Friday's MotoUSA Photo of the Week has some high flying freesyle action, and J-Dawg gives a photo tip concerning white balance.

Spy Optic Klutch Goggle Review

Thursday, August 4, 2011
Spy has some of the coolest looking goggles on the market. We put a pair of Klutch goggles to the test to see if they perform as well.

X Games 17 Preview

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
This Thursday marks the start of X Games 17 and a fresh onslaught of dirt bike awesomeness. J-Dawg brings you up to speed on what's going down for the next four days at the Staples Center.

2012 Kawasaki KX250F First Ride

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
MotoUSA tests the 2012 Kawasaki KX250F at The Ranch motocross facility in Southern California. Find out how the new dual fuel injections performs in this first ride review.

Trey Canard Injury Update

Monday, July 25, 2011
Honda's Trey Canard has once again broken his femur in a crash at the Washougal National.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - July 22, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011
Colorado Randy's photograph of his FZ1 posed at Mary's Lake in Colorado is the MotoUSA Photo of the Week for July 22nd. J-Dawg's moto-photo tip is a simple method for making your shots larger than life.

EVS R4 Neck Brace Prototype Review

Tuesday, July 19, 2011
We got our hands on a prototype of the EVS R4 neck brace for a first test before you can buy it. Check out what we think of the newest brace in EVS line-up.

2011 LA Calendar Motorcyle Show in Photos

Monday, July 18, 2011
Motorcycle USA visits the 2011 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show to check out the custom cruisers and sportbikes in the shadow of the historic Queen Mary.

2011 Aprilia RSV4R APRC First Ride

Monday, July 18, 2011
We put the high tech Aprilia RSV4R APRC and its traction control system to the test on Southern California's backroads. Read more in the 2011 Aprilia RSV4R APRC First Ride.

Pourcel Pulls out of Latvian Grand Prix

Friday, July 15, 2011
Team Monster Energy CLS Kawasaki Pro Circuit rider Christophe Pourcel will sit out Round 10 of the World Cahmpionships to work on bike set-up.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - July 15, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011
The MotoUSA Photo of the Week winner for July 15 is Wisart, who is now a two-time winner. Our resident photo guru Justin Dawes drops some science in his weekly moto-photo tip.

Metzeler Roadtec Interact Z8 Tire Review

Friday, July 15, 2011
We put the new Metzeler Roadtec Interact Z8 tire to the test on a damp day in the hills of Los Angeles.

2011 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Comparison

Monday, July 11, 2011
How does the Harely-Davidson Street Glide stack up against the other choices in the bagger cruiser category? Find out in our 2011 Bagger Cruiser Shootout.