September 28 2012.

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This month Trader kicks off with the first of its three-part feature giving the low-down on which machines comply with the new 2013 rules for each motorcycle test category; A1, A2 and A. This month, the spotlight is turned on the Japanese big-four.

Trade tickets for November's International Dirt Bike Show are on offer free-of-charge to bona fide bike trade professionals, as in previous years. The show runs from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th November at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Free trade tickets are available via Motorcycle Trader/Trader Daily News only, and details on how to apply can be found on page 14 of the October issue.

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) held its inaugural Motorcycle Off-road Experience in Northampton earlier in September and the two-day event turned out to be a popular affair. Trader reports on the success of the initiative that attracted non-specialist media and around 100 members of the public, as well as invited guests.

The packed News section includes a Business & Finance round-up as well as the usual news and views from home and abroad. Elsewhere in the magazine, the in-depth Business Journal this month takes a look at the complexities of the law when it comes to retailing online. New Products details the latest machines, parts and accessories that are on offer; and the regular columnists air their various views.

The industry bible Trader Directoryprovides an up-to-date A-Z of companies and products, and the latest new vehicle registration statistics give a breakdown by style and engine band with a snapshot of the top-performing models and manufacturers in August 2012.

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