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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, "JDawg" has been part of the industry for well over two decades. Equal parts writer, photographer, and rider, he is a jack of all trades and even a master of some.

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.

2012 Suzuki Equator RMZ-4 First Drive

Friday, July 20, 2012
Getting to the motocross track takes four wheels not two, so Suzuki let MotoUSA sample its 2012 Equator RMZ-4.

Klim F4 Helmet Review

Thursday, July 19, 2012
MotoUSA reviews the redesigned Klim F4 Helmet. Read on to see what we thought of this premium off-road lid.

Continental Tire ContiSportAttack 2 Tire Review

Friday, June 22, 2012
MotoUSA tests the latest offering from Continental Tire, the ContiSportAttack 2. Read on to find out what we thought of these high performance sportbike tires.

2012 Superbike Smackdown IX Street

Monday, June 11, 2012
Motorcycle USA gathered up eight liter-bikes and put them to the test in 2012 Superbike Smackdown IX Street. Find out which superbike is the champ this year.

2012 Yamaha YZF-R1 Street Comparison

Monday, June 11, 2012
For 2012 the Yamaha YZF-R1 gets tractions control. Will it be enough to push it up in the rankings in the MotoUSA Superbike Smackdown IX Street?

2012 KTM RC8R Street Comparison

Monday, June 11, 2012
The 2012 KTM RC8R is mildly updated to be more competitive on the street and track. how does it compare to the other superbike offerings? Read on to find out.

2012 Aprilia RSV4 APRC Factory Street Comparison

Monday, June 11, 2012
The 2012 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC is back in the Superbike Smackdown to do battle. Read on to find out how it fared agaist the competition.

2012 Honda CBR1000RR Street Comparison

Monday, June 11, 2012
For 2012 the Honda CBR1000RR gets new bodywork and suspension. Is it enough to take the top honors in our Superbike Smackdown IX Street?

2012 Kawasaki ZX-10R Street Comparison

Monday, June 11, 2012
Kawasaki's ZX-10R is the only bike in this year's Superbike Smackdown Street that hasn't recieved any updates for 2012. Can it hang on to a position at the top of the scoresheet?

2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Street Comparison

Monday, June 11, 2012
For 2012 the Suzuki GSX-R1000 got several updates to the engine, exhaust and chassis. How will it finish in the 2012 Superbike Smackdown IX Street? Read on to find out.