Remember too that the Akrapovic headers are a larger diameter than the stock system. You can't mix and match the race system headers with the stock can, you'll need the whole thing.am thinking about the vandemom header pipes but like the look of the akrapovic can that i have on does anyone know if this is a fitment match? has anyone tried it?
No more, Akrapovic did the optional set of headers for the smaller diameter stock slip-on can too.Remember too that the Akrapovic headers are a larger diameter than the stock system. You can't mix and match the race system headers with the stock can, you'll need the whole thing.
No more, Akrapovic did the optional set of headers for the smaller diameter stock slip-on can too.
That header with the diameter reduction wasn't available when I bought an Akrapovic system for my H2. It might explain why Kawasaki UK, who had the race system in stock as an accessory, were offering them with a £1,000 reduction last year. £1,500 instead of £2,500. They would have been stuck with a lot of unsold items when owners found they could purchase just the headers and fit their existing Akrapovic muffler. Remember, we lucky UK owners were originally given one of those with the bike.That's the only difference between the two. The reduction in outlet diameter is clearly visible.
My dealer said it was a limited offer and this was last summer. I'm guessing they aren't still on offer at that price but you could always ask. We thought Kawasaki probably had to order a minimum quantity from Akrapovic and still had most of them in stock.Are they still available at that price Bob?
Yes it's the same type of muffler, just a bigger diameter entry pipe on the race system, see attached image. Here in the UK at our race meetings we have to measure less than 105dB, so exhausts like the full fat H2R and others cannot be used. The Akrapovic system measures around 98dB at 4,000rpm in a static test. That is with the bike stationary and the throttle open to hold a constant 4,000rpm, measured at 45degrees one metre from the end of the muffler. You get used to the look of it, it's certainly better than the huge stock muffler. Also it was given free in the UK - don't look a gift horse in the mouth, as they say.Pardon my ignorance guys but does the full akra come with the ugly "canister" on, if so, I presume the power and wight loss gains must be impressive as cosmetically its only slightly better than the standard system