Back when Triumph first released a middleweight sportbike, it aimed right at the heart of the market that was (and is) dominated by the Japanese four-cylinder models. After that initial failed attempt, Triumph chose to shake things up with its Daytona 675, which had one less cylinder and a bit more displacement, and they found a winning combination. So, with that precedent already firmly set, we hear that Italian bike makers MV Agusta and Benelli are planning to use the same formula for their upcoming middleweight bikes too. While Benelli has a recent history of offering triples, MV Agusta currently offers only a few soul-stirring and supremely beautiful four-cylinder sportbikes. Considering how much love Triumph's Daytona has gotten, we are pretty excited to see what the Italians have up their sleeves. If the rumor holds true, we'll know for sure in early November when the bikes are expected to be introduced in Milan.

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