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Offline JNG

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Black Akrapovic Slip-on on a Red S1000XR?
« on: August 11, 2017, 02:02:37 AM »
I searched online for hours just to find this one photo of a red XR with a black Akrapovic exhaust.  For my taste, I think it looks slightly better than the titanium version. 

Does anyone else have one on a red XR?  If so, can you post a photo?

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Re: Black Akrapovic Slip-on on a Red S1000XR?
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 07:45:38 AM »
I hope I do not offend you cause that is not my intent but I find these Akra's so enormous!
They are even bigger than the originals. I like those smaller ones like the early S1000RR.
I now have the Bos exhaust. It is smaller and less 'present'.
But I hope you enjoy the bike AND the exhaust! Have fun!

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Re: Black Akrapovic Slip-on on a Red S1000XR?
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 10:30:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by Plexat [+]
I hope I do not offend you cause that is not my intent but I find these Akra's so enormous!
They are even bigger than the originals. I like those smaller ones like the early S1000RR.
I now have the Bos exhaust. It is smaller and less 'present'.
But I hope you enjoy the bike AND the exhaust! Have fun!

Looks fine, but would preclude the fitting of panniers.    That said - if you use the panniers only twice a year, an easy job to change the can back.  I remove the can to secure the bike on my trailer - takes 2 mins.

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Re: Black Akrapovic Slip-on on a Red S1000XR?
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2017, 02:08:13 PM »
*Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
Looks fine, but would preclude the fitting of panniers.

As the manual mentioned: Panniers should fit like with the normal exhaust!!!

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Re: Black Akrapovic Slip-on on a Red S1000XR?
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2017, 02:25:20 PM »
okay - thanks !!!!!

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Re: Black Akrapovic Slip-on on a Red S1000XR?
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2017, 07:24:50 PM »
I saw an XR today with Akra fitted, it's not a looker for sure, not overly keen on th eorigional, but th eAkra looks like the original with some stickers on.
Is it really worth it, how much are they ?

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Re: Black Akrapovic Slip-on on a Red S1000XR?
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2017, 08:42:57 PM »
*Originally Posted by Plexat [+]
I hope I do not offend you cause that is not my intent but I find these Akra's so enormous!
They are even bigger than the originals. I like those smaller ones like the early S1000RR.
I now have the Bos exhaust. It is smaller and less 'present'.
But I hope you enjoy the bike AND the exhaust! Have fun!

Plexat, The reason why I like the all black Akrapovic vs the Titanium model that BMW dealers sell is because it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb as much as the Ti version does.  On the red XR it kind of blends in even though it is quite large.

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Re: Black Akrapovic Slip-on on a Red S1000XR?
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 09:04:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by JNG [+]
Plexat, The reason why I like the all black Akrapovic vs the Titanium model that BMW dealers sell is because it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb as much as the Ti version does.  On the red XR it kind of blends in even though it is quite large.
I can imagine the black is more blended in than the titanium. Although I do think it is rather big! But then again everyone his one taste!  :152:

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Re: Black Akrapovic Slip-on on a Red S1000XR?
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2017, 01:52:05 AM »
You could always go with the Chopper look.  :002:

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Re: Black Akrapovic Slip-on on a Red S1000XR?
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2017, 01:04:55 AM »
Hi JNG - sorry to rain on your parade too, but the Akra to my taste is just a very expensive replica of the original.   When I bought my white XR I thought the can was the ugliest thing on the bike.  But it was hard to find a pretty alternative.  Finally boiled down to Cobra and BOS - so I chose BOS.   Half the weight and for my taste, much slicker than the original - and a better sound!   Everyone to their own, but the original just looked like I was heading home from a boar hunt:-(   But happy choosing and enjoy whatever:-)

 



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