April 2 2013.

The April issue of Motorcycle Trader is landing with the UK's motorcycle trade and industry from today.

The jam-packed News and Business News pages deliver salient and must-know information and the New Products section will keep you up-to-date with the latest release of machines, aftermarket-parts, accessories and clothing.

It is now officially British summertime, but for many bikers a two-wheeled escape through continental Europe is very tempting. The motoring laws can vary from country to country though, for example, how many in the trade know that two-way intercoms are banned in Spain? Turn to pages 26 and 27 of the April issue of Trader to find out more and at the same time, check out a few touring enticements that caught our interest.

Regular columnists Mark Williams, W T Klame and Sticky are joined by a new columnist, namely Stevie Muir of the Motorcycle Industry Association and she explains how to maximise membership of the Association. Continuing his reports on the Chinese motorcycle industry, Sean Kerr explains why Chinese manufacturers are striving to learn from their Taiwanese counterparts.

Over in Business Journal, this month Trader looks at the potential repercussions of imposing staff pay cuts and offers some advice on finding the right business bank account.

The Trader Directory provides an up-to-date A-Z of companies, 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 February 2013.

The April 2013 issue of Motorcycle Trader will be available to read online on Wednesday April 3rd at www.motorcycletrader.net

Motorcycle Trader is posted free of charge to UK motorcycle trade and industry outlets on request. If you require an extra copy or are new to the trade or industry, please drop a line to news@motorcycletrader.net