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2015/16 Akrapovic on 2017 model
« on: March 05, 2017, 07:40:44 PM »
Can anyone confirm if I have read somewhere that the 2015/16 akra end can does not fit the latest 17 model due to change of the fitting points. Very interested as I have a 15/16 end can waiting to go on a new 17 plate bike that is being delivered soon :148: thanks all
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Re: 2015/16 Akrapovic on 2017 model
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 07:49:19 PM »
There is a thread on here from within the last couple of weeks which discussed this and I think the BMW Akra for 2015/16 won't fit the 2017 models.

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Re: 2015/16 Akrapovic on 2017 model
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2017, 07:54:32 PM »
Thanks for that...looks like it'll be going on sale on here or flea bay then :173:
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Re: 2015/16 Akrapovic on 2017 model
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2017, 08:19:04 PM »
It was indeed I who first posted this. My situation was I bought a 2017 S1000XR SE Sport and a few goodies which included a Euro 3 Akro end can. As the bike was delivered mid Feb but plated for the 1st March I chose to have the goodies to fit myself. I am no smuck when it comes to the basics and have a good set of tools including a bench to get bikes up to the proper working height. Any way cut a long story short there was absolutely no way the Euro 3 can was going on my Euro 4 bike. The dealer who are first class are a little unsure about its compatibility and basically do not know. We did think that a bulletin BMW released stated the Euro 3 can will not fit the Euro 4 bike but it turns out it read should not be fitted to the Euro 4 bike as they mis-read it initially. So the can is t the dealers and when the bike goes in for the first service they are going to see what's going on.
So who knows if it fits as my dealer is not sure. When the bike arrives try it as I for one would love to know if it fits as that would mean there is something really strange going on with my bike :001:
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Re: 2015/16 Akrapovic on 2017 model
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2017, 09:01:02 PM »
Also to be noted that the price of the Euro 3 is cheaper than the Euro 4, and they are (at least in Europe) not homologated into the other model.
So how could BMW ensure that the Euro 3 won't be fitted into the Euro 4? I leave that one here.

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Re: 2015/16 Akrapovic on 2017 model
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017, 07:58:39 AM »
The Akra headers are the same for the Euro 3 and Euro 4 bikes, so unless the BMW headers on the Euro 4 bikes are different, the can should fit. My dealer said that the Euro 3 Akra will fit the Euro 4 bikes.

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Re: 2015/16 Akrapovic on 2017 model
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2017, 10:34:42 AM »
I think here we speak about the slip on end can or? Headers no question they should fit. In case I made mistake sorry guys. If you put the whole headers I think probably all should fit but within the same range euro 3 to euro 3 and likewise with the euro 4 or?

Our friend on the other post tried to fit the euro 3 into his new XR and only the slip on, means then original headers and cat under the engine. And it would not fit.
If you check on Akrapovic's site, they only have headers for the 2017 model. The 2016 only being a slip on.

They can't do this without a small difference so as to sell to the correct bike, that is my point.