Akrapovič has launched its latest range of innovative exhaust systems for the 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R with designs strongly inspired by the exhausts used by Tom Sykes and Jonathan Rea during the machine’s 2015 World Superbike Championship–winning season.
The Akrapovič Evolution Line (Carbon) is a full system designed to deliver an impressive increase in power across the entire rev range while also improving torque delivery and decreasing weight by over 5 kg. Constructed from a high-grade and race-proven lightweight titanium alloy and finished with a hand-crafted carbon-fibre hexagonal muffler and endcap – inspired by Jonathan Rea’s 2015 WorldSBK winning machine – this system is beautifully designed to blend in seamlessly with bike’s striking appearance while still making a statement that this Akrapovič system means business. With a power increase in excess of 16 HP (12.1 kW), the Evolution Line also delivers a unique deeper, sporty sound to enhance its racing heritage. With the option of a carbon-fibre muffler bracket to further complement the entire system, the Evolution Line is certainly the complete package to improve the performance and appearance of the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.
The Racing Line (Carbon) is a full stainless-steel exhaust system with a beautifully finished hexagonal carbon-fibre muffler sleeve with titanium inner parts and a carbon-fibre endcap. Delivering a huge increase in power and torque across the entire rev range, the Racing Line is a performance system designed to give the rider the true spirit of a race-bred exhaust. With an improved deeper sporty sound, the Racing Line system sounds just as good as it looks. An option to add a carbon-fibre muffler bracket is available to complement the beautiful finish of this impressive system.
Akrapovič has also launched two Slip-On Line exhausts as an initial step in the exhaust tuning process. The carbon-fibre version of the Slip-On Line is an EC-ECE type-approved exhaust that provides an increase in both power and torque across the entire rpm range and a reduction in weight. With a hexagonal muffler and endcap finished in hand-crafted high-quality carbon fibre, and titanium pipes and muffler inner parts, the Slip-On Line looks every bit of the race exhaust that inspired its creation. The exhaust can be further enhanced with the addition of the optional titanium link-pipe to increase performance, and a further addition to improve the exhaust’s appearance can be achieved by adding the optional carbon-fibre muffler bracket.
The Slip-On Line (Titanium) exhaust is aimed directly at markets where EC-ECE type approval is not valid. With an increase in power and torque, coupled with a weight savings, the titanium version of the Slip-On Line is a step up in performance. Designed with a short conical muffler for an enhanced racing appearance and finished with a carbon-fibre endcap, the Slip-On Line also offers a unique sharper racing sound that is tuned to intensify the whole experience. An optional titanium link-pipe is also available, designed to take the exhaust tuning process to the next step.
An optional titanium link-pipe is offered for both Slip-On Line exhausts, developed to provide an increase in power and torque and create an even more linear curve across the entire performance spectrum, coupled with a decrease in weight by more than 4 kg. When installed on the Slip-On Line (Carbon), the sound also becomes louder to boost the senses, and when added to the Slip-On Line (Titanium) the unique tone produces the loudest sound available, displaying the exhaust’s true racing spirit. When fitting the link pipe to the Slip-On Line exhaust, the bike’s ECU must be remapped.
The latest range of innovative Akrapovič lightweight exhaust products will take the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R to even greater performance levels, all the while increasing aesthetic and aural levels to make the bike an even greater pleasure in every area.