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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.

2013 Suzuki RM-Z450 Comparison

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Suzuki's 2013 RM-Z450 got a host of improvements in bid to rule the 450cc segment. We put it to the test against its rivals in our 2013 450 Motocross Shootout.

2013 450 Motocross Shootout

Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The top six Japanese and European 450cc motocross bikes go head to head in MotoUSA's 2013 450 Motocross Shootout.

2012 Yamaha Super Tenere Two-Up Review

Friday, October 12, 2012
MotoUSA put the 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere to the test as a two-up adventure touring mount in Southern Utah's Dixie National Forest.

Kawasaki Cuts Team Green Off-Road Racing

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Kawasaki has decided to end the Team Green Off-Road racing program due to budgetary cuts.

Honda CRF450 Rally Unveiled

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Honda unveiled its plans to race the Dakar Rally in 2013, marking a return after a 24-year hiatus. The CRF450 Rally is based on the production CRF450X.

2013 Kawasaki Z800 First Look

Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Kawasaki pulled the cover off of a new middleweight standard, the 2013 Kawasaki Z800. Read on for the details on the Z750 replacement.

2013 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S First Ride

Monday, October 1, 2012
For 2013 Ducati has revised the Multistrada's engine and suspension. MotoUSA traveled to Bilbao, Spain to test the Multistrada 1200 S Touring in Basque Country.

2012 Yamaha WR450F Project Bike - Part 1

Friday, September 21, 2012
MotoUSA preps a 2012 Yamaha WR450F to go desert racing in the dark. Check out all the details in Part 1 of our long-term testing of this off-road machine.

2013 Ducati Multistrada Models First Look

Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Ducati has released the the first details of the 2013 Multistrada range. Read on to get the latest info on the four-bike line-up.

Semper Ride Marine Corps Motorcycle Training

Friday, September 14, 2012
The Semper Ride program works with the United Sates Marine Corps to reduce motorcycle fatalities through education and rider training courses. MotoUSA recently attended a training course taught by American Supercamp.

Harley-Davidson Sons of Anarchy Premiere

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Harley-Davidson was present during the red carpet premiere of Sons of Anarchy Season 5 to promote a contest for SOA fans and its new custom paint option.

2013 Honda CRF250L First Ride

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Honda’s latest dual-sport, the 2013 CRF250L is a smaller machine capable of handling just about anything on the street and dirt. We put it to the test in this first ride review.

2012 Honda NC700X First Ride

Wednesday, August 22, 2012
MotoUSA goes for a ride on the all-new 2012 Honda NC700X. Pitched by Honda as an affordable do-it-all, does it live up to its user-friendly claims?

2013 Yamaha YZ250F First Ride

Monday, August 13, 2012
The Yamaha YZ250F gets no real changes for 2013, but did it really need any? MotoUSA tests the one and only carbureted Lites class racer to find out.

2013 Troy Lee Designs GP Air Gear Review

Thursday, August 9, 2012
MotoUSA tests the 2013 Troy Lee Designs GP Air Jersey and Pants as the temperature rises above 100 degrees in Southern California.

Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D Review

Tuesday, August 7, 2012
MotoUSA got a sneak-peek of Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D early this week before it hits the theaters.

2013 Suzuki RM-Z450 First Ride

Monday, August 6, 2012
Suzuki's RM-Z450 gets a host of updates for 2013, and MotoUSA headed to Suzuki's private Supercross track to see how it performed. Read what we thought about revised RM-Z in this First Ride.

2013 BMW HP4 S1000RR First Look

Wednesday, August 1, 2012
BMW has unveiled its first four-cylinder HP model, the 2013 HP4. Based on the S1000RR, the HP4 is a continuation of the HP series but most notable is the addition of DDC.

2013 Victory Boardwalk First Ride

Monday, July 30, 2012
Victory adds a new model to the 2013 lineup with its Boardwalk classic cruiser. We spent two days sampling the new Boardwalk in Santa Barbara, California.

2012 LA Calendar Motorcycle Show in Photos

Tuesday, July 24, 2012
The 21st Annual Los Angeles Calendat Motorcycle Show was held in Calabasas, California this past weekend. Check out some of the hottest rides on display.