Too much is never enough where power is concerned. Take Yamaha’s new R1. 150bhp-plus at the back wheel could be considered plenty. Akrapovic feels you’ll want a little more...
Before most people with orders in have even got their hands on their new R1s, Akrapovic has developed new slip-on and full race exhaust systems for them. The slip on adds up to 4bhp, the full system delivers an extra 7.9bhp, says the firm.
Slip on race silencers cost £699 while full race systems are £1194 for the Race Conical system and £1462 for the Evolution Full Titanium System.
A Y-Piece catalyst eliminator, which can be used with the slip-on race can, costs £127. The parts should be available at Akrapovic dealers now. They are not road legal.
Expect MCN to test them soon.
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