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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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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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Remus GP Revolution silencer

Andy Downes, 22 June 2011 11:27

Remus GP Revolution silencer, £342 Miles covered/time: 850/six months What’s good: This satin black Remus GP Revolution end can weighs less than half the standard Honda CBR600F-W exhaust it replaces, sounds fruitier but remains road legal, looks better and needs no mucking about with the jetting in the carburettors. My main reasons for fitting the pipe were so I could make ...

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What's causing NC24's backfire?

Anonymous, 22 March 2011 14:05

Q. I’ve got a 1987 Honda NC24 and I’m trying to decide if the problem is loose tappets or a holed exhaust manifold. The symptoms are: backfiring on deceleration, however this has been severely reduced when I found a small crack where the collector box attaches to the end pipe. Now it will only backfire if I nail it down ...

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Can I ditch my lambda sensor?

MCN, 21 December 2010 13:35

Q. I want to change the exhaust on my 2009 Yamaha XJ6. I'm happy to get a full system less the cat as I'm told it will reduce weight and increase horsepower. Some systems that I've looked at state that the system 'retains lambda sensor', others don't mention the lambda sensor at all. Save cash on motorcycle exhausts Now I'm ...

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Product review: Motad exhaust system

Steve Farrell, 10 November 2010 13:09

Motad exhaust system, £296 Miles covered/time: Seven months/1000 miles What’s good? A full stainless exhaust system for under £300? What’s not to like? Motad cater for a wide range of bikes including many older models like my Kawasaki GPZ550, in sympathetic no-nonsense styling. It looks and sounds vastly better than the standard boring black system and it won’t rot. It ...

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New QD exhaust system for Ducati Multistrada

Marc Abbott, 04 November 2010 14:08

This new QD full exhaust system comes with round cans and in a choice of titanium or carbon finish. The end caps are made from magnesium. Save £££s on motorcycle exhausts The makers say the road-legal system can be used in conjunction with the bike's standard panniers, too. Claimed power gains are between 5-7bhp throughout the entire rev range, plus ...

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