The new Kawasaki ZX10R comes with a wholesome of new parts, all of it works together to create one of the fastest bike in the superbike segment. Like every other superbike, one of the setback is it’s OEM exhaust. Not only it is ugly, it comes with little noise in order to meet regulations by the authority. Superbike needs to sound like GP bike. That’s for sure.
So MOS spoke to Akrapovic and they have a solution for this setback. Read on for info direct from Akrapovic.
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.