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with the collapse of sterling these are now a bit more affordable.
the OEM exhausts don't bug me as much as they seem to other people but
I gotta say that the Akra's do look good and the shots of the grill glowing with heat stirs my heart more than it should
my question is twofold:
1. Do you need to remap the engine or are they plug and play?
2. Are they really worth it?
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From what I have been told - and there are people who probably don't' agree - the proper Akrapovic exhaust - slip-on or full, come with a specific ECU map. Some people are putting the Termi's and other brand systems from the 1299 on these bikes, and while they fit, they do not have the engine map for the 959 motor. As of now, Akra is the only brand that has the 959 engine map to go along with their system. Which is why they are trying to hold everyone hostage with their ridiculous pricing. You will find quite a few discussions on here in regards to engine mapping products that are out there for these bikes.

Personally, I do not mind the sound of OE cans at all and at this point do not plan on replacing them until there is a simple and affordable solution available.
 

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Thanks for that dougo. Spoke to both Ducati dealers in Ireland and they both say same thing. Whether it's the slip on silencer or the full system they come with an ecu remap USB stick which has to be introduced by either Ducati specific software or a generic program if you're willing to take a chance.
Anyways, the urge has somewhat passed and I think I'll bide my time until next spring and see what other companies might come up with
As you said there's not much wrong with the stock exhaust sound and I don't notice it when I'm riding.
 

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Hi there all.
Just sending this out again. Termignoni have brought out an underslung exhaust and a homologated slip on (sic).
just for my curiosity, does this mean that its a straight forward replacement with no actual performance benefits?
IOW- s cosmetic addition only?
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with the collapse of sterling these are now a bit more affordable.
I fail to see how a collapse of the sterling would make your imports more affordable.
 

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As a general rule. Exhaust systems that do not have a significant routing or size change from OE do not require tuning to safely run. However, significant performance gains can normally be made from dyno tuning of an individual bike, even one using the OE exhaust system, as factory tunes usually are overly safe and have considerations for noise and gas emissions, as well as equipment that goes with that (e.g. Flapper valve/servo motor, charcoal canister, etc.). "Canned tunes" such as one that would come with certain exhaust systems or something you would pick up online without any data logging between you and a tuner would fall somewhere in between as they are still not "your bike" specific. So you basically have to decide what route you want to take based on money, bling, absolute performance gains, time invested, etc.


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