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Blog Posts By Justin Dawes

Police Motorcycle Rodeo Video

Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Officer Donnie Williams has skills. Check out how he flies through the course at the Grand Prairie Police Motorcycle Rodeo. Although this is low speed event, the amount of control exhibited by the ...
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Post Tags: Police Motorcycle Rodeo Video, Officer Donnie Williams, Police Motorcycle

Blind Rider Inspires

Monday, July 25, 2011
Last week I came across a video that shows the potential that we all have inside of us as riders, and has inspired me to try harder in all that I do, including riding. For the past few we...
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Post Tags: Blind Rider, Blind Mountain Bike Rider, Downhill Mountain bike, Motocross

2012 Kawasaki KX250F First Ride Preview

Friday, July 22, 2011
2012 Kawasaki KX250F First Ride Preview
The MotoUSA crew just returned from The Ranch motocross facility and the 2012 Kawasaki KX250F Press introduction. We spent the day blowing up berms and turning laps on the 250cc 4-Stroke that ...
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Post Tags: 2012 Kawasaki KX250F, 2012 KX250F, The Ranch MX

Sand Dune Dirt Bike Withdrawl

Thursday, July 14, 2011
Sand Dune Dirt Bike Withdrawl
As the summer months drag on I begin to long for the smooth flowing lines of my favorite riding spot, Glamis. With the temps reaching triple digits even after the sun goes down from May to the end ...
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Post Tags: Sand dunes, Glamis, Sandfest

2011 Bagger Shootout Underway

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
2011 Bagger Shootout Underway
Last week we rounded up a trio of bagger cruisers for a shootout in the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains. We pitted the Harley-Davidson Street Glide, Kawasaki Vaquero and Star Stratoliner ...
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Post Tags: Bagger Shootout, Harley-Davidson Street Glide, Star Stratoliner Deluxe, Kawasaki Vaquero

Cruiser Performance Testing Concluded

Thursday, June 9, 2011
Cruiser Performance Testing Concluded
The MotoUSA crew just wrapped up the last of the testing for the 2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown with a trip to Chuckawalla Valley Raceway. After several gallons of fuel, scorched pavement and s...
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Post Tags: Perfomance Cruiser, Harley-Davidson V-Rod, Star Raider, Victory Hammer, Ducati Diavel, Triumph Thunderbird Storm, Suzuki M109

2011 Performance Cruiser Shootout Underway

Monday, June 6, 2011
2011 Performance Cruiser Shootout Underway
Last Thursday we kicked off testing for the 2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown. It has been a while since Motorcycle-USA has put together a cruiser shootout with this much muscle and cool facto...
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Post Tags: 2011 Performance Cruiser Smackdown , Harley-Davidson V-Rod, Triumph Thunderbird Storm, Star Raider, Victory Hammer, Suzuki Boulevard M109, Ducati Diavel

Meter Readers on Scooters

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Meter Readers on Scooters
This morning on the way into work I came across a group of dudes on scooters kicking back at the local gas station. At first glance I didn’t notice the flo-yellow safety vests, but I did...
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Post Tags: Meter Readers on Scooters, Scooter, Scooters

Big Bear Choppers' Ride the Mountain

Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Big Bear Choppers' Ride the Mountain
Big Bear Choppers presents the Ninth Annual Ride the Mountain Rally. Mark your calendars Southern California custom cruiser fans! For the ninth year running, Big Bear Choppers is holding its Rid...
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Post Tags: Big Bear Choppers' Ride the Mountain, Big Bear Choppers, Motorcycle rally, California motorcycle rally

Pin-Up Girl Wallpaper Photoshoot

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Pin-Up Girl Wallpaper Photoshoot
Yesterday the SoCal MotoUSA crew put on a marathon photo-shoot and video session for the upcoming installments of our always popular Pin-Up Girl Wallpapers. I had my Nikon D3X in overdrive and my a...
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Post Tags: Pin-Up Girls, Wallpapers, Pin-Up Girl Wallpaper Photoshoot, Motorcycle Babes

On-Board Snowmobile Crash Footage

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
These days with wearable HD Video cameras like the GoPro the whole world can be a part of your adventures, good or bad. Check out this video of an unknown rider coming up just a few feet short on a...
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Post Tags: On-Board Snowmobile Crash Footage, Snowmobile Crash, Snowmobile Fail, Snowmobile vs. Mountain

Laid Off Worker Turned Custom Bike Builder

Thursday, April 28, 2011
What do you do when you get laid off? Some hit the unemployment line, some find another job in their field of expertise, and some take a chance, breaking out in a new direction. That’s just w...
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Post Tags: Classified Moto, Motorcycle Lamp, John Ryland

2012 Kymco Scooters in South Carolina

Monday, April 25, 2011
2012 Kymco Scooters in South Carolina
Kymco has updated its scooter line-up with fuel injection for 2012. This past week I found myself in the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina to sample the 2012 scooter models from Kymco....
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Post Tags: 2012 Kymco Scooters in South Carolina, Kymco, Downtown 300i, Downtown 200i, People GT 300i, People GT 200i

MotoUSA Photo of the Week - April 8, 2011

Friday, April 8, 2011
MotoUSA Photo of the Week - April 8, 2011
GeoffG's Photo of the Week has great scenery and good composition. The bar has now been set; could this be the Photo of the Year? Using the Rule of Thirds will help create interesting images t...
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Post Tags: MotoUSA Photo of the Week, POTW, Motorcycle Photos

Harley-Davidson Rocks Out in Beverly Hills

Thursday, April 7, 2011
Harley-Davidson Rocks Out in Beverly Hills
The Band Rev Theory rocked the Gibson Guitar Studio to help Harley-Davidson celebrate the customization of motorcycles. Harley-Davidson is arguably just as much about style and personal expressi...
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Post Tags: Harley-Davidson, H-D, H-D1 Customization, Rev Theory

MotoUSA Photo of the Week Contest

Monday, April 4, 2011
MotoUSA Photo of the Week Contest
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, I say it’s so much more than that. There are times when words fail to convey what can only be seen to be believed. Photography is near and dear t...
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Post Tags: MotoUSA Photo of the Week Contest, Motorcycle-USA photos, photography

World's First 360 Front Flip

Thursday, March 31, 2011
World's First 360 Front Flip
A relatively unknown FMXer by the name of Mark Monea landed the first motorcycle 360 front flip in front of an audience during the first stop of the Nitro Circus Live Australian Regional Tour....
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Post Tags: World's First 360 Front Flip, Motorcycle 360 Front Flip, Mark Monea