We nearly panicked when we noticed Suzuki’s not scheduled for a presentation at the world’s biggest motorcycle show next week, but not to worry. They’ll be at EICMA with all their wares on display, they’re just not putting on the typical dog and pony show. Does that mean there’s nothing new and exciting beyond a new V-Strom 250? Not to worry: “Suzuki will display already announced 2018 models at EICMA in Milan, and may show some additional new product,” says Suzuki’s Avery Innis.

What’s curious is what’s missing from that list of already-announced 2018 models. At least one of them is the all-new GSX-R1000 Suzuki just sprang on us in 2017. Has it already undergone a radical redesign in only its sophomore year? That would be highly unusual, but then we live in highly unusual times. If that is what’s going on, it would be typical Suzuki to get it done just in the nick of time. Stay tuned for next week.

The Hayabusa’s back, in red and white or black.