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Articles By Justin Dawes - Digital Media Producer

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.

2014 250 Motocross Shootout

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
MotoUSA gathers the current crop of 250cc motocross bikes and heads to the MX track to test which brand is best for 2014.

JS7's Yoshimura Arctic Cat Prowler 700 HDX

Saturday, January 4, 2014
James Stewart will be rolling through the pits in style in a custom Yoshimura Arctic Cat Prowler 700 HDX.

MCUSA Editor Favorites 2013: Justin Dawes

Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Motorcycle USA Editor Justin Dawes shares his favorite bike and favorite ride of 2013.

2014 Honda Forza Scooter First Ride

Monday, December 23, 2013
MotoUSA puts the mid-sized 2014 Honda Forza scooter to the test all over Southern California backroads and interstates.

2014 Polaris RZR XP1000 Project - Part 1

Friday, December 20, 2013
The Polaris RZR XP1000 is a high-performance machine that just begs to be modified. MotoUSA decides to get ready to race the WORCS series with a long list of high-end parts.

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 First Ride

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Suzuki has revamped and redesigned the 2014 V-Strom 1000. We journeyed to Spain to test Suzuki's first traction control equipped motorcycle.

2013 Suzuki DR-Z400SM First Ride

Friday, November 29, 2013
Suzuki's DR-Z400SM Supermoto is back for 2013. We put this affordable single to the test with slides, stoppies and wheelies.

Method Race Wheels The Standard 402 Review

Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Method Race Wheels are a major player in the off-road truck racing scene and now have wheels for side-by-sides and ATVs. We test The Standard 402 on our Polaris RZR XP1000.

2013 Yamaha Customer Appreciation Track Day

Friday, November 22, 2013
Each year Yamaha their owners a chance to experience the famous Laguna Seca for free. This year we joined in the fun with our long-term YZF-R6.

2014 Polaris RZR XP 4 1000 First Ride

Tuesday, November 19, 2013
One passenger is fun, but three is better in the 2014 Polaris XP 4 1000. Find out if the latest high-performance four-seat side-by-side is all Polaris promised.

2014 Yamaha YZ250F Second Ride

Monday, November 11, 2013
A few months ago MotoUSA took a short ride on a pre-production 2014 Yamaha YZ250F. Now the production version is here. Is it just as impressive?

MotoGP Motegi Friday Practice Canceled

Friday, October 25, 2013
Friday's pratcie at TwinRing Motegi has been canceled due to weather.

2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera First Look

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Ducati's latest 1199 is super-light and expected to be super-expensive. Check out MotoUSA's First Look of the 2014 Ducati 1199 Superleggera.

Honda CBR300R Announced

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Honda released limited details about the CBR300R at a motorcycle show in China. Will it be a contender for small-bore sportbike supremacy?

2014 Polaris RZR XP 4 1000 First Look

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Polaris has released details on its newest side-by-side, the four-seat 2014 Polaris RZR XP 4 1000.

2014 Can-Am Maverick Max X rs First Ride

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Can-Am's 2014 Maverick Max X rs is a stretched four-seat version of the Canadian manufacturer's high-performance sport side-by-side. But is it as much fun with four butts in the seats?

MotoGP Aragon Results 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013
A major shakeup in the race for the 2013 MotoGP Title went down at Aragon. Did Marquez grab another win or did Perdrosa or Lorenzo sit atop the podium?

2014 Yamaha YFZ450R First Ride

Friday, September 27, 2013
Yamaha has updated the potent YFZ450R for 2014 with more power, revised suspension, new bodywork and an industry first slipper clutch. We hit the track to find out if all these changes make for a better sport ATV.

2014 Yamaha Viking EPS First Ride

Friday, September 20, 2013
Yamaha's 2014 Viking EPS has threes seats for work and play. MotoUSA spent the day on a Wyoming ranch to see how it performed in both respects.

2014 Kawasaki Ultra 310 Jet Skis First Look

Friday, September 6, 2013
Kawasaki updates its Ultra line of Jet Skis for 2014, adding engine power, improving performance and offering more luxury amenities than ever before.