April 26 2011.

Look out for the zesty May issue of Motorcycle Trader, landing anytime now.

This issue is packed with vital industry-related facts, stats and people/product information. This month, the team takes a look at the scooter market parts and accessories sector and questions which motorcycle brands are going to prove strongest over the coming decade.

Mike Jackson takes a wander down memory lane with former Comerfords sales supremo, Bert Thorn and, over on the new-rubber front, Motorcycle Trader's contributor Ian Kerr puts Michelin's Pilot Road 3 through its paces on the roads of Northern Ireland and Jon Urry takes to the track on Metzeler's Roadtec Z8.

Elsewhere in the magazine; Business Journal offers guidance for employers about providing references for former employees, Media Watch turns the spotlight on Fast Bikes' editor Richard Newland, Trader Tested features the all-new WK Jetmax, latest MCIA registration stats show that scooters are still leading the way, and the news and new products pages deliver quick-to-assimilate snippets of information.

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