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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.

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.

2014 Kawasaki Teryx First Look

Friday, September 6, 2013
Kawasaki introduced the all-new 2014 Teryx, which gets a boost in power, a larger chassis, upgraded suspension and a new CVT clutch.

2014 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 ABS First Look

Friday, September 6, 2013
Kawasaki unveiled its changes to the Ninja 1000 ABS for 2014, with Team Green also adding ABS as standard kit to the Versys.

2014 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI EPS First Ride

Thursday, September 5, 2013
Yamaha made a short list of changes to the 2014 Grizzly FI EPS ATV to enhance its trail-busting ability. See if the Tuning Fork company succeeded in MotoUSA's First Ride on the updated quad.

2013 KTM 1190 Adventure First Ride

Thursday, August 29, 2013
The KTM 1190 Adventure just might be the best road-going motorcycle ever from the Austrian manufacturer. Read on to find out why we think so.

2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000 First Ride

Monday, August 26, 2013
Polaris has done it again with the 2014 RZR XP 1000. Its 107 horsepower and 18 inches of suspension make for one wild ride. We hit the desert to see how this new powerhouse performs.

2013 Suzuki Hayabusa First Ride

Friday, August 23, 2013
For 2013 the Suzuki Hayabusa gets ABS and Brembo Monobloc front brake calipers. Read on to find out if these two changes improve the most popular hypersport in the United States.

2013 Can-Am Maverick X rs First Ride

Monday, August 19, 2013
The Can-Am Maverick X rs sports a powerful engine, big suspension and a roomy cockpit. Is it as much fun as it looks?

Miller 250 Motocross Results 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013
Following Ryan Villopoto's lead, Eli Tomac clinched the 2013 250 Motocross Title with one round left in the series.

Miller 450 Motocross Results 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013
Ryan Villopoto wrapped up the 2013 AMA Motocross Championship one round early at Miller Motorsports Park.

2013 Yamaha YZ125 First Ride

Monday, August 5, 2013
The 2013 Yamaha YZ125 still keeps us entertained on the track thanks to its light weight and willing engine. Read on to find out why we still like this little 2-stroke so much.

2013 Honda CB1100 Second Ride

Friday, July 26, 2013
MotoUSA spends more time on the retro-styled 2013 Honda CB1100 to find out if it is more than just a cool looking ride.

2013 Victory Hard-Ball First Ride

Monday, July 22, 2013
Victory's Hard-Ball is a bagger with an attitude, but is it as bad-ass as it looks? MotoUSA spent four days in the saddle to find out.

2013 Ducati Diavel Strada First Ride

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
There may not be a more unique touring machine than the 2013 Ducati Diavel Strada, but is it worthy of the Strada moniker? Read on to find out.

2014 Kawasaki Teryx4 LE First Look

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Team Green adds more displacement and Fox Suspension to the 2014 Kawasaki Teryx4 LE.

2014 Kawasaki KX85 & KX100 First Look

Monday, July 8, 2013
Kawasaki has unveiled the new 2014 KX85 and 2014 KX100. Both machines boast major upgrades and changes from the previous models.

2014 BMW F800GS Adventure First Ride

Monday, July 1, 2013
BMW has bestowed the F800GS with the Adventure treatment, and it may just be the best GS model out there for hardcore dirt exploration. Check out what we thought of the 2014 BMW F800GS Adventure.

2014 Kawasaki KX250F First Ride

Saturday, June 22, 2013
The Kawasaki KX250F gets launch control, an updated transmission, and chassis tweaks for 2014. How did the updated quarter-liter green machine perform? Read on to find out.