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Akra-po-what? Akrapovic Exhaust Breakdown


Do you want only the best for your machine?

How does an exhaust system befitting 100 world champion racers sound?

European manufacturing giant Akrapovic may have just what you?re looking for to satisfy your tinkering needs and desires for more power and better sound. For our purposes, we'll be focusing on motorcycle exhaust systems.

Akrapovic Exhausts has long been a top choice in the racing circuit, known for their extremely high quality and sexy looks. For the casual rider, though, the higher price may turn people off of it. But if you've got the budget for it, this is pretty much the best money can buy. 

Why Akrapovic Exhausts? 

Boasting nearly three decades worth of top level performance, Akrapovic exhausts has become the go-to for multiple top racing competitions (MotoGP, MXGP, Supercross, Crosscountry Rally just to name a few), leading dozens of world champions to their wins.

Akrapovic crafts their exhaust systems using high quality engineering teams and advanced processes that have guided top-flight racing teams to worldwide success. The exhausts are formed with a hydroform process, which means that the ideal shapes are formed with pressurized water. This results in pieces that are lightweight while being structurally strong. 

Not willing to skip on quality, those same teams and technological processes are employed for their street bike exhaust builds to craft a smooth, high powered ride with impeccable sound and performance.

However, it won't be cheap. So if money's no issue keep reading to see what features and benefits you can expect with a new Akrapovic exhaust on your bike!

Types of Akrapovic Exhaust Systems

Akrapovic offers different exhaust system lines for road, off-road, cruisers, and scooters in different configurations. Here's what you can expect from popular models of each segment.

Evolution Full Exhaust Line


The Evolution is Akrapovic?s flagship line, and is regarded as one of the best lines of exhaust machinery available for any street bike or race bike. These full motorcycle exhausts are comprised of full pipework from the headers back and a muffler.

Each exhaust is designed specifically for each bike model to maximize engine performance, increase power, and improve handling. The high tech titanium headers and mid-pipes significantly reduces the weight of the bike. The exhausts in this line are true beauties with their sleek styling. 

Akrapovic Evolution Line Features:
- Titanium headers and mid-pipes
- New scratch-resistant coating with the muffler outer sleeve
- 30-40% lighter than a stainless steel exhaust system
- Patented hexagonal muffler, with carbon-fiber outlet cap to match the design of each bike
Lightweight, compact and high-temperature-resistant carbon fiber muffler clamp
Titanum outlet cap, perforated inner sleeve, and inlet cap
- Joint of inlet cap is CNC machined milled, and connected by high-quality, silicon-shielded tempered springs
- High-quality, silicon-shielded stainless steel exhaust springs
- Conical shaped and hydroformed header is made of stainless steel; crossover tubes may be installed on certain models
- Line pipe may be cylindrical and made of titanium on some models (based on maximized performance)

Racing Full Exhaust Line


With high performance riders in mind, Akrapovic's Racing line is a great balance between price and optimum performance. You can expect Akrapovic's exceptional production quality. These exhausts deliver increased engine performance combined with a pure racing sound output. A combination of racing materials, like carbon fiber for the muffler outer sleeve, give these exhaust systems a racing touch.

The Racing line is more or less identical to the Evolution line, apart from the stainless steel headers and midpipes (titanium in the Evolution line). 

Akrapovic Racing Line Features:
Stainless steel headers and mid-pipes
- Carbon fiber or titanium outer sleeve canister
- Hexagonal muffer, with carbon-fiber outlet cap to match the design of each bike
Titanum outlet cap, perforated inner sleeve, and inlet cap
- Joint of inlet cap is CNC machined milled, and connected by high-quality, silicon-shielded tempered springs
- Lightweight, compact and high-temperature-resistant carbon fiber muffler clamp
- High-quality, silicon-shielded stainless steel exhaust springs
- Conical shaped and hydroformed header is made of stainless steel; crossover tubes may be installed on certain models
- Line pipe may be cylindrical and made of titanium on some models (based on maximized performance)
- Carbon fiber bracket in cases where the position of the exhaust system needs to be changed and the stock bracket is no longer usable

Slip-On Exhaust Line


While Akrapovic is the gold standard for competitions, their exhaust systems can be less popular with the everyday riders (usually due to their higher price). But the company is making strides to close the gap with their slip-on exhaust line.

Based on the design on the Evolution and Racing lines, Akrapovic slip-on exhausts offer street motorcyclists a much more affordable price point to enhance their riding experience with all the same performance and sound that are expected of all Akrapovic products.

These slip-on exhausts are easily installed for that immediate performance enhancement. And plus, you'll get a sexier look with these stylishly designed exhausts! The "noise" is unmistakably Akrapovic. 

Features:
- Hexagonal mufflers feature a carbon fiber outlet cap to match the design of each bike
- High-quality, silicon-shielded stainless steel exhaust springs
- Lightweight, compact and high-temperature-resistant carbon fiber muffler clamp
- Link pipe may be cylindrical and made of titanium on some models (based on maximized performance)
- Carbon fiber heat shield included, if necessary
- Approved by the technical standards board for each specific type of motorcycle, which is indicated by a stamp of approval on the muffler.

You can shop for Akrapovic Exhausts by browsing our online motorcycle parts store. Be sure to select your specific bike model! 

And if you're interesting in other awesome upgrades to your bike, check out our some popular performance motorcycle parts and accessories..

*all photos courtesy of Akrapovic
By Daniel Relich

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