Suzuki only decided the night before the show opened to reveal its new Bandit 1250 GT in Birmingham.
The machine, which will go on sale as a complete bike, is basically a Bandit 1250S, but with a selection of options aimed at turning the all-rounder into a proper touring bike.
By adding a full fairing, Suzuki has given the Bandit much improved wind protection for long-distance riding, while panniers and a topbox mean it’s gained the luggage capacity to rival purpose-designed touring bikes.
More information is expected soon.
To see what other extras the 1250GT has read next weeks MCN, out Wednesday 18th November