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TRIUMPH'S new 800cc Tiger is a mystery no longer, with two variants of the model to be on sale in Australia in 2011.

The bikes will use the same engine, a long stroke version of the company's giant killing Daytona 675 three cylinder engine.

One model, dubbed the Tiger 800 is the road going version which is more adventure tourer in style rather then prowess.

The Tiger 800 XC is a true adventure tourer with longer travel suspension.

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KAWASAKI'S W650 wasn't a big seller in Australia when first released but Kawasaki is having another crack with the new W800.

It's basically a big bore 650 and still carries styling cues like the wire wheels, Goldstar style exhausts and parallel twin cylinder engine.

It's got to be targeted at Triumph's Bonneville range and is said to make loads more power than the W650. ■

THREE AND FOuR

MV AGUSTA has given us a sneak look at its new 600cc Supersport machine. It's called the F3 and there has been talk in the past of it being a 675cc triple. But with MV telling us it's a 600 this leads us to believe it's an inline four cylinder machine. Other than that we know nothing about it, except it looks awesome. MV does tell us it's the most technically advanced and most beautiful 600cc bike in the world, in their opinion of course.

MV has also released a limited edition F4 called the Frecce Tricolori. It's to celebrate 50 years of the the Italian Aerobatic Team.

Whether or not the air force pilots in the team all ride MV Agustas is anyone's guess, but they do look the business and no doubt do the business on the road too.

Getting one in Australia might be a little difficult, at least until it's sorted who will be the official importer after PFG ceased doing so, but if you want one bad enough you will probably find a way. ■

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