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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.

2011 Kawasaki Z1000 Project Bike Part 2

Friday, March 9, 2012
MotoUSA continued to slash 11 more pounds from its Kawasaki Z1000 Project Bike with upgraded levers, sprockets and handlebars. Read on to see how the new additions performed at the track.

2012 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition First Ride

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
MotoUSA got a single day to evaluate the 2012 KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition. We were super pumped to see if it is an improvement from the standard 450 SX-F.

Pilot EVO Leather Suit Review

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
We put Pilot's stylish EVO Leather Suit to the test on the track over the last couple of months. Read on to see what we thought of this customizable race suit.

2012 Kawasaki KX450F Off-Road Comparison

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Fresh of a win in the 450 Motocross Shootout we decided to see how it would perform against the feild out in the deserts of California. Read on to see where it ended up.

2012 Suzuki RM-Z450 Off-Road Comparison

Thursday, February 16, 2012
How does the 2012 Suzuki RM-Z450 stack up against its competition off the track and in the great wide open? Read on to find out.

2012 KTM 450 SX-F Off-Road Comparison

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Does the KTM 450 SX-F have what it takes to beat the competition when the track ends and the trail starts? Read on to find out.

2012 Yamaha YZ450F Off-Road Comparison

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Does the Yamaha YZ450F have what it takes to beat the competition when the track ends and the trail starts? Read on to find out.

2012 Honda CRF450R Off-Road Comparison

Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Honda CRF450R has awlays been a great performer on the track, but how would it stack up againt the other 450-class motcross bike when we take them off-roading?

2012 450 MX Off-Road Shootout

Thursday, February 16, 2012
We love riding motocross bikes, even when we are not at the track. The MotoUSA crew decided to round up five 450-class MXers and head for our favorite California riding areas to see which is the best on the trail.

Rokform Rokbed v3 iPhone Case Review

Thursday, February 9, 2012
MotoUSA reviews the Rokform Rokbed v3 iPhone case. Read on to find out how the Rokbed v3 holds up to the rigors of the moto-lifestyle.

2012 Triumph Speed Triple R First Ride

Monday, January 30, 2012
We head to Jerez, Spain to turn some laps on the upgraded 2012 Speed Triple R to find out if the ride is worth the extra cost.

2011 Kawasaki Z1000 Project Bike Part 1

Friday, January 20, 2012
We decided to see if we could turn our long-term Kawasaki Z1000 into a weekend trackday warrior. Find out what we changed for Part 1 of our project.

Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Pep Rally

Friday, January 6, 2012
Kawasaki held its annual pep rally for the Monster Energy Kawasaki racing teams in Irvine, California.

Dunlop Sportmax Roadsmart II Review

Friday, January 6, 2012
We put the Dunlop's latest offering for sport-touring to the test. Check out all the details of the Sportmax Roadsmart II.

EVS Photo of the Year

Friday, December 23, 2011
After months of submissions from MotoUSA readers, we pick the EVS Photo of the Year and award the $500 Grand Prize.

Blind Ambition Part 2

Friday, December 16, 2011
Matt Wadsworth continues his quest to jump a dirt bike further than any other blind person with the help of Mickey Diamond.

2012 Suzuki RM-Z250 Comparison

Monday, December 12, 2011
We put the 2012 Suzuki RM-Z250 up against the other four players in the Lites class. Read on to find out where the Suzuki ranked at the end of our 2012 250 Motocross Shootout.

2012 Honda CRF250R Comparison

Monday, December 12, 2011
We put the 2012 Honda CRF250R up against the other four players in the Lites class. Read on to find out where the Honda ranked at the end of our 2012 250 Motocross Shootout.

2012 250 Motocross Shootout

Monday, December 12, 2011
MotoUSA gathered five Lites machines to battle it out for supremacy in the quarter-liter class. Some bikes have been revised heavily for 2012, while others received only bold new graphics. How will the scoring shake out this year?

2012 Kawasaki KX250F Comparison

Monday, December 5, 2011
We put the 2012 Kawasaki KX250F up against the other four players in the Lites class. Read on to find out where the Kawasaki ranked at the end of our 2012 250 Motocross Shootout.