Akrapovič designs and manufactures high-end exhaust systems for both motorcycles and performance cars. The range of motorcycles and cars that can be equipped with Akrapovič systems runs the gamut from Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Mercedes, McLaren, Audi and BMW to Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Yamaha, KTM, Honda and many more. The company’s Evolution systems are designed for riders that demand maximum performance from their motorcycle – among them the awarded Evolution exhaust system for the Ducati 1199 Panigale motorcycle. The design incorporates all the basic elements of the Akrapovič brand and at the same time succeeds in blending together with the sensual racing curves of this prestigious Italian racing bike.
Behind this winning design is more than 18 months of development and over 20 years of exhaust-manufacturing technology, including unique materials and exceptional production quality, resulting in an exhaust system that boosts the bike’s performance, enhances its sound, reduces weight, and puts more emphasis on the design. Meticulously precise TIG welds, precision tube forming, and a combination of racing materials such as unique titanium alloys and heat resistant carbon fiber come together here to create a pure work of art.
And it’s not just about peak power – these Evolution Line exhaust systems deliver increased performance throughout the entire rpm range. Increased power and torque result in a much smoother, satisfying ride experience. These systems feature all titanium alloy construction, the only system of this type on the market, together with carbon fibre end caps and heat shields. “Function guides the design,” says Mitja Mahnič, who headed the development of the Ducati 1199 Panigale.
Developing the ultimate exhaust system for the Ducati Panigale was, say the creators, one of the most challenging tasks the company has ever tackled – and it proved once again that Evolution Line exhausts are the finest off-the-shelf performance systems available anywhere. It’s hardly surprising then that both the revolutionary Evolution exhaust and the motorcycle itself garnered Red Dot awards with the Evolution enjoying the special distinction this year of winning the title of Red Dot: Best of the Best.
The award-winning exhaust can be seen at the Red Dot Design Museums in Essen and Singapore.
More at: www.akrapovic.com.
Akrapovič d.o.o., Ivančna Gorica, Slovenia