With all four OEMs setting their dates for Sneak Peek previews of 2008 models, we suspect the sizzle factor will be strong in every camp.
Yamaha made it clear over a year ago it will stay on the cutting edge and we expect yet another radical intro.
It seems obvious that the popular Vector might be due for a massage; under its traditional sit-down ergonomics lies the original RX-1 platform.
The Apex, debuted in 2006, uses a variant of the RX-1 chassis to deliver superb rider forward ergos and huge improvements in both ride and handling.
We suspect the Vector will debut a more rider forward profile and add increased 4-stroke sophistication to its already bulletproof, super-efficient 1000cc triple.