December 3 2014.

Look out for the December 2014 edition of Motorcycle Trader, landing from today, complete with the original and indispensable Motorcycle Trader 2015 Year Planner.

This month - Trader carries a round-up of Europe’s largest dedicated off-road exhibition, namely the International Dirt Bike Show; profiles tank pad and decals specialist Motografix; highlights garage equipment manufacturer Getech; and turns the product spotlight on base layer garments, with a guide to motorcycling-specific essentials for cold-weather riding.

Motorcycle Trader’s News pages carry a round-up of the latest from the trade and industry, cover the latest product-distribution transfers and give further information on how bona fide retailers can get their hands on a ‘no catch’, completely free-of-charge set of Brenta brake pads from wholesaler WMD.

Also in the December issue - the New Products pages are packed with winter stock items for the showroom and workshop; Business Journal takes a look at potentially contentious holiday pay ruling and considers insolvency management; Sean Kerr provides some essential tips on sourcing parts from Chinese suppliers; Mark Williams contemplates the state of Britain’s highways and tackles the matter of protective clothing for novice riders; Sticky advocates simplicity; and the MCIA’s Stevie Muir looks ahead to the key campaigning events and objectives for 2015.

Trader’s March 2015 issue will include the indispensable annual industry bible, the Motorcycle Trader Directory with its full A to Z listing and product cross-reference. Page 13 of the December issue tells how manufacturers, distributors and suppliers can get on board.

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