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Panigale gets 15bhp boost!

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 a...

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  • 22 November 2012

Exhaust review: Arrow Kawasaki ER-6 race system

Arrow Kawasaki ER-6 race system, %XA31032Time used: Two weeks racing at the TT, North West 200 and weekend at Oliver%X92s Mount What good: The Arrow titanium system was designed in conjunction with road racer Ryan Farquhar at Arrow%X92s R&D headquarters in Italy. Simply put it%X92s the system used by the majority of riders in the new Lightweight class. According to the manufacturer...

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  • 05 September 2012

Will my aftermarket exhaust become illegal?

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%X92s dealer-approved?Krazybiker, MCN forums A. The Type Approval legislation is expected to be introduced in a number of stages, starting...

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  • 25 July 2012

Can I use silicone sealant instead of a gasket?

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 use a...

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  • 28 May 2012

Is it normal for my downpipes to glow?

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%X92s 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 by...

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  • 28 May 2012

Beowulf exhausts

I had a Suzuki SV650 with a stubby Beowulf stainless steel exhaust which sounded great. So when I got my Aprilia Tuono 1000 I wasted no time in giving the people at Beowulf a call. They were very helpful in telling me to avoid the carbon cans (as the Aprilia would blow them up) and stick to the steel ones. I ordered...

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  • 21 May 2012

How do I remove Suzuki GSX600F exhaust headers?

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 place, you...

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  • 30 April 2012

Can police stop you for emissions?

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%X92re aware. The police don%X92t have any testing kit as it%X92s not yet a legal requirement for motorcycle exhausts to meet emissions standards.

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  • 02 April 2012

Pipe Werx Stainless Steel Oval exhausts

Pipe Werx Stainless Steel Oval exhausts, %XA3330 Time used: One month What%X92s good: The finish is excellent %X96 including the carved %X93X%X94 design in the removable baffle %X96 and the sound is pleasingly raw and brash on my Street Triple. With the baffles out they%X92re viciously loud, with an electrifying over-run crackle. They%X92re extremely lightweight compared to the stock cans and the...

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  • 02 November 2011

Exhausts for modern classic Ducatis

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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  • 06 July 2011

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