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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 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.

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - August 19, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011
This Friday's MotoUSA Photo of the Week is a black and white beauty from Motorcycle USA Forums user slr. Check out his desert monsoon landscape and get another moto-photo tip from JDawg.

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.