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Just reading that there will be an official underslung Akrapovic system available to EU residents, for something like £1300...
 

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Just reading that there will be an official underslung Akrapovic system available to EU residents, for something like £1300...
Really? Share the link...
 

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Really? Share the link...
It was in a comment on MCN. Not totally scientific.

Ialian pubs have confirmed that there is an Akra coming for EU residents.

But the price is a bit low considering the full Akra for 899 was priced at £3,000+ and the slip was £2,000+...
 

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Well, the street legal one is the 2-canned design, not the underslung. :)
What?

AFAIK, Ducati will sell you a street legal Akra set... it doesn't make much sense for them to sell you a 2,000 exhaust system that can't be used on the street. They're marketing the 959 as the perfect bike for someone who rides on the street but wants to play on track from time to time...

Do you have a source claiming the Euro Akra is closed course only?

I know the US spec underslung would not be legal in Europe, but like I said I was under the impression the USA spec Akra and the Euro 04 Akra option were different pipes...
 

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On cell phone:

EU version - 2 exhaust options from Akra, the double can (street legal) and the underslung (racing).

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US version - atm only one Racing version from Akra

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No you're not wrong...I'm just not sure if the 'Racing' exhaust is limited to closed course use. The word 'Racing' can be a powerful meme in the marketing materials...

I'm just not sure, no one is using clear language.

from MCN:

But if you don’t like the new pipes, the good news is you can buy a set of official aftermarket 899-style Akrapovic exhaust cans, or if you live outside of the EU the 959 still comes with the sexy stubby silencers.
from 44teeth:

And back to that exhaust, the aftermarket Akrapovic pictured shaves 1.6kg over the stock peashooters but does little to power or noise levels.
Regardless, according to Superbike you can just use an aftermarket 1299 exhaust as the pipe diameters are the same... (will prob fuuck with the ECU though)
 

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No you're not wrong...I'm just not sure if the 'Racing' exhaust is limited to closed course use. The word 'Racing' can be a powerful meme in the marketing materials...

The under slung Akrapovic will not be street legal in just the same way that the full system on my 1299s is not street legal. The crazy thing is that both systems are way too loud for the noise limits on most UK track days! WTF?
 

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No you're not wrong...I'm just not sure if the 'Racing' exhaust is limited to closed course use. The word 'Racing' can be a powerful meme in the marketing materials...

The under slung Akrapovic will not be street legal in just the same way that the full system on my 1299s is not street legal. The crazy thing is that both systems are way too loud for the noise limits on most UK track days! WTF?
Hmm that's odd then that the pubs are saying the underslung Akras don't make more noticeable noise.
 

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Even if it's not street legal, the chances of getting stopped for it have overall seemed quite slim to me, worth the risk. Plus there's a chance if you do get caught that the first time you'll get a warning, next time around... not so lucky. At least then you'll know what to do next.
 
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