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Panigale gets 15bhp boost!

Marc Abbott, 22 November 2012 09:49

Akrapovic have launched a new Evolution Line titanium exhaust system for the Ducati Panigale 1199. The firm's owner, Igor Akrapovic, claimed at the recent EICMA show in Milan that the new system adds a whopping 15bhp to the superbike's power output. The exhaust system is hand-made, from titanium alloy that's claimed to be "more durable, and with greater heat-resistance" Weighing ...

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Exhaust review: Arrow Kawasaki ER-6 race system

Adam Child, 05 September 2012 11:48

Arrow Kawasaki ER-6 race system, £1032Time used: Two weeks racing at the TT, North West 200 and weekend at Oliver’s Mount What good: The Arrow titanium system was designed in conjunction with road racer Ryan Farquhar at Arrow’s R&D headquarters in Italy. Simply put it’s the system used by the majority of riders in the new Lightweight class. According to ...

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Will my aftermarket exhaust become illegal?

MCN, 25 July 2012 15:57

Q. If I have a dealer-approved Arrow exhaust system fitted on my Triumph by the dealer and these EU rules come in saying no aftermarket exhausts, would this mean I have to take it off and refit the original even though it’s dealer-approved?Krazybiker, MCN forums A. The Type Approval legislation is expected to be introduced in a number of stages, ...

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Can I use silicone sealant instead of a gasket?

MCN, 28 May 2012 13:40

Q. I have bought a second hand slip-on exhaust for my 2009 Suzuki GSXR750. The pipe that connects to the end pipe is slightly out of shape and the gasket does not fit in correctly. When trying to fit the exhaust the gasket gets pushed too far down the inside and does not sit correctly. Would it be possible to ...

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Is it normal for my downpipes to glow?

MCN, 28 May 2012 13:18

Q. I have just got a 2009 KTM RC8 and I have noticed that when I start it from cold that the downpipes glow red even before it’s reached full temperature.Is this normal?Jim Datchler, email A. The downpipes are made of a single skin of stainless steel and are quite short, so any heat build-up is quite concentrated and uninsulated ...

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How do I remove Suzuki GSX600F exhaust headers?

MCN, 30 April 2012 12:18

Q. I need to get the exhaust headers off my Suzuki GSX600F while the engine is out of the frame to repair an oil leak. All the exhaust bolts are off the studs, but the pipes themselves are wedged in tight. Any ideas?David2128, MCN forums A. If you unbolt the exhaust headers from the cylinder head leaving the silencer in ...

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Can police stop you for emissions?

MCN, 02 April 2012 13:25

Q. We know the police can do you for a noisy exhaust, but have they ever done anyone for excessive emissions on aftermarket exhausts?S Boucher, email A. Not as far as we’re aware. The police don’t have any testing kit as it’s not yet a legal requirement for motorcycle exhausts to meet emissions standards.

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Pipe Werx Stainless Steel Oval exhausts

Dan Aspel, 02 November 2011 12:29

Pipe Werx Stainless Steel Oval exhausts, £330 Time used: One month What’s good: The finish is excellent – including the carved “X” design in the removable baffle – and the sound is pleasingly raw and brash on my Street Triple. With the baffles out they’re viciously loud, with an electrifying over-run crackle. They’re extremely lightweight compared to the stock cans ...

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Exhausts for modern classic Ducatis

Marc Abbott, 06 July 2011 14:45

UK firm Moto Legends Distribution is proud to offer brand new exhausts for older Ducatis, from a time when Italian twins were brittle thoroughbreds that would short if as much as a drop of rain touched them. To buy the firm's GPR exhausts for your 916, 900SS, 748, etc, take a look at: www.gpr-motorcycle-exhausts.co.uk/g/49/Ducati-Exhausts.html

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Exhaust review: Arrow exhaust for Moto Guzzi V7 Classic

John Westlake, 27 June 2011 14:31

Arrow exhaust for Moto Guzzi V7 Classic, £857Miles covered/time: 500/one month What’s good: They look a darn site better than the originals – the titanium finish is superb, the quality is top notch, and their simple styling matches the bike. What’s not: They’re so quiet. Having lived with Ducatis for the last few years I’ve become accustomed to the ear-bleeding ...

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